Santa John Roderick. Photo credit: Laura Duffy

I’d like to make the world a holiday mixtape…

This morning’s headlines made claim that a Christmas song by the Shins has overtaken Mariah Carey’s holiday anthem as the “the most played holiday song.”

Although I love the Shins, their version of a Paul McCartney holiday song, and the idea of it being the #1 holiday song, I have to admit I’m a tad suspect.

If we are living in a world in which the Shins can have the #1 holiday song, then I’d like to make the  world a holiday mixtape… with these amazing holiday songs (in no particular order) in hopes these will make the #1 list someday.

Do you have any we should add to this list?

  • Princess Superstar – “Xmas Swagger” (youtube)
  • Emmy The Great & Tim Wheeler – “Home For The Holidays” (youtube)
  • Eux Autres – “Another Christmas At Home” (youtube)
  • Darren Hanlon – “Spend Christmas Day With Me” (youtube)
  • Billy Squier – “Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You” (youtube)
  • Exohxo – “Snoopy’s Christmas (featuring Colin McBride)” (soundcloud)
  • The Wedding Present – “Step Into Christmas” (youtube)
  • ballboy – “Merry Christmas to the Drunks, Merry Christmas to the Lovers” (bandcamp)
  • Math and Physics Club – “It Must Be Christmas” (soundcloud)
  • Six Cents and Natalie – “Secret Santa (You Could Be The One)” (youtube)
  • The Kinks – “Father Christmas” (youtube)
  • The Ramones – “Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight)” (youtube)
  • Allo Darlin’ – “Will You Please Spend New Years With Me?” (bandcamp)
  • Sunturns – “Electric Christmas” (bandcamp)
  • Bears – “Merry Christmas Have a Happy New Year” (bandcamp)
  • Wham! – “Last Christmas” (youtube)

Here are some videos to watch on repeat:

This one wins for best video:

A favorite – spot the John Roderick Santa!

SO CUTE!

I feel like he’s saying “Merry Christmas” right to me!

And in case you haven’t heard the Shin’s version of “Wonderful Christmastime” – enjoy!

Top photo: Santa John Roderick. Photo credit: Laura Duffy

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