Weekly Mixtape: Gettin’ jolly with it

‘Twas the month before Christmas, and all through the malls, the same old songs played, driving us up the walls.

It’s that time of year again. Old Saint Nick’s music is filling up the airwaves. You hear it anywhere speakers can be installed, and your uncle probably has a Bing Crosby holiday CD on repeat. While many look forward to the nostalgic pa-rum-pum-pum-pum of the holiday drums, others find themselves irate with the repetitiveness. Luckily, there is such a thing as an original and enjoyable Christmas tune.

On Side A you’ll find songs you may not always think of as holiday songs. Having topped the Christmas charts, many are slowly making their way into the books as classics. Side B features songs from popular Christmas movies. It’s a mix of the old and the new. So grab a blanket, some hot cocoa and let the holiday spirit smother you.


Side A: Non-traditional Christmas songs

1. The Killer – “Boots” – (RED) Christmas EP 

2. Coldplay – “Christmas Lights” – Single

3. Goo Goo Dolls – “Better Days” – Let Love In

4. Shakin’ Stevens – “Merry Christmas, Everyone” – Single

5. John & Yoko with Harlem Community Choir – “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)”- Single

6. Wham! – “Last Christmas” – Music From the Edge of Heaven

7. Band-Aid – “Do They Know its Christmas?” – Single

8. U2 – “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” – A Very Special Christmas 

9. She & Him – “The Christmas Waltz” – A Very She & Him Christmas

10. Train – “Shake Up Christmas” – Save Me, San Francisco

Side B: Christmas at the Movies

11. Judy Garland – “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” – Meet Me in St. Louis

12. Zooey Deschanel and Will Ferrell – “Baby It’s Cold Outside” – ELF

13. Children’s Chorus – “Somewhere in My Memory/O Holy Night” – Home Alone

14. Danny Elfman – “What’s This?” – Nightmare Before Christmas

15. Bing Cosby – “White Christmas” – Holiday Inn

16. Taylor Momsen – “Where Are You Christmas?” – The Grinch

17. Olivia Olson – “All I Want for Christmas is You” – Love Actually

18. Various artists – “Auld Lang Syne” – It’s a Wonderful Life 

19. Josh Groban – “Believe” – Polar Express

20. Misfit Toys – “Island of Misfit Toys” – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 


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