Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Holiday Mixtape #3: Kickass Covers

So we're all familiar with all of the holiday classics, and I think it's safe to assume that most of you share the same sentiments as I do, in the sense that they are all extremely dull and boring. The fact that we hear the same versions year after year doesn't help matters. While all the sixty-plus crowd is huddled around the fire, eyes closed, gently swaying back and forth to the sound of old Bing's voice like they were hippies at a Phish concert, the rest of us roll our eyes and wish the Holiday's didn't bring out such dullness. Well, fret not, this year will be jammed packed with classic tunes that your grandmother will recognize, but appease you as it will totally rock your socks off. Enjoy.

1. The Pretenders - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
2. Jimmy Eat World - Last Christmas
3. The Dandy Warhols - Little Drummer Boy
4. Jack Johnson - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
5. REM - Merry Xmas Everybody
6. Asobi Seksu - Merry Christmas (I Don't Wanna Fight Tonight)
7. Phantom Planet - Winter Wonderland
8. Stars - Fairytale of New York
9. Pearl Jam - Someday At Christmas
10. Death Cab For Cutie - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
11. The Fray - Happy X-mas (War Is Over)

The following songs are repeats of the ones above, but they are certianly different versions, so I didn't want to deprive you of expanding your Holiday music collection, call it an alternate collection.

Grandaddy - Alan Parsons in a Winter Wonderland
Snowden - Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Montt Mardie, Le Sport & Mr. Suitcase - Last Christmas

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