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I'm compiling a playlist of shop friendly tunes indie/alternative christmas songs, and i'm fresh out of ideas. Here are the ones i have already, anyone got any more ideas/suggestions?

The Raveonettes- The Christmas Song

Jimmy Eat World- Last Christmas

Dismemberment Plan- This Christmas

Death Cab For Cutie- Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)

Yo La Tengo- Its Christmas Time

Coldplay- Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Copeland- Do You Hear What I Hear

Fall Out Boy- Yule Shoot Your Eye Out

Arcade Fire- Jingle Bell Rock

Mew- She Came Home For Christmas

Travis- Alone On Christmas Day

Something Corporate- Forget December

Matches- December Is For Cynics

Matchbook Romance- Ill Be Home For Christmas

New Found Glory- Exmiss

Gatsbys American Dream- Christmas Time Is Here

Punchline- Icicles

Jason Gleason- Sleigh Bells And Wine

No Use For A Name- Fairytale Of New York

Jimmy Eat World- 12.23.95

Counting Crows- A Long December

David Gray- December

Sixpence None The Richer- Youre A Mean One Mr Grinch

I obviously don't care whether you like them or not, so no opinions or "that's shite" please, i'm only looking for suggestions.

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'i was born on christmas day' by st ettiene and tim burgess - a seasonal classic!

Beat me to that by about two minutes.....

The Blue Nile - Xmas

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anything off james brown's funky christmas or phil spectors christmas gift for you.

also check out the xfm christmas album called it's a cool cool christmas. it's got some crackers(and some stinkers).

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Play the Pogues & Kirsty Macoll (?) one on repeat with the one that goes "rapapumpum" on every tenth song to break the monotony. Joni Mitchell's "River" is a nice een that's a bit Chistmassy. Go with the sad numbers! Also The Vandals have a song about a post-op tranny's first Christmas as a woman which is amusing if nothing else. I've got it on a compilation somewhere.

Springsteen's "Santa Claus is coming to town" is one of the only songs he's done that I will accept criticism of (outwith "Human Touch"). Tom Petty has a self-composed Christmas song which is gash too. Also it was the beginning of the end for the Darkness (you could throw that one in?). Christmas songs are by and large shit.

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What were those christmas albums that loads of American artists used to record for..... argh.... there were a few of them.....

EDIT:

'A very special christmas', that's it. 3 volumes of it available.

There's also a taste of chaos christmas album, cunningly titled 'taste of christmas'.

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The Waitresses - "Christmas Wrapping".

Superb - that discordant Valley Girl rap/rant is infectious

aye thats one of my fave xmas tunes, only got to number 45 in the hit parade fact fans. spice girls did a version, its not too bad in fact sounds pretty much like the original only the vocals not as good.

the fudge christmas album is a hoot!

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I'm compiling a playlist of shop friendly tunes indie/alternative christmas songs, and i'm fresh out of ideas. Here are the ones i have already, anyone got any more ideas/suggestions?

The Raveonettes- The Christmas Song

Jimmy Eat World- Last Christmas

Dismemberment Plan- This Christmas

Death Cab For Cutie- Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)

Yo La Tengo- Its Christmas Time

Coldplay- Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Copeland- Do You Hear What I Hear

Fall Out Boy- Yule Shoot Your Eye Out

Arcade Fire- Jingle Bell Rock

Mew- She Came Home For Christmas

Travis- Alone On Christmas Day

Something Corporate- Forget December

Matches- December Is For Cynics

Matchbook Romance- Ill Be Home For Christmas

New Found Glory- Exmiss

Gatsbys American Dream- Christmas Time Is Here

Punchline- Icicles

Jason Gleason- Sleigh Bells And Wine

No Use For A Name- Fairytale Of New York

Jimmy Eat World- 12.23.95

Counting Crows- A Long December

David Gray- December

Sixpence None The Richer- Youre A Mean One Mr Grinch

I obviously don't care whether you like them or not, so no opinions or "that's shite" please, i'm only looking for suggestions.

:up:

Did you know that Mew song is in fact apparently about incest. The earlier version has the line "Don't touch her there, when he fucked her". Very strange, although the Frengers version doesn't really have any hint of incest and is also ace, so good choice.

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Did you know that Mew song is in fact apparently about incest. The earlier version has the line "Don't touch her there, when he fucked her". Very strange, although the Frengers version doesn't really have any hint of incest and is also ace, so good choice.

Aye, i've heard the version from 'A Triumph For Man'. Both versions are cracking tunes.

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Guest DustyDeviada

For modern ones I'll suggest:

Christmas in Washington - Steve Earle

The Ragpicker's Dream - Mark Knopfler

As for all time classics in addition to The Pogues/McColl and Christmas Wrapping, you can't beat Mike Oldfield's In Dulcio Jubilo, I Believe in father Christmas by Greg Lake (mainly the Prokofiev bit at the end) and Keeping the Dream Alive by Freiheit, which isn't really a Cristmas song but seems to end up on all the Christmas CDs anyway, and in any case everyone thinks it's ELO.

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With A Rebel Yell...

Billy Idol has done a Christmas album! Called 'Happy Holidays' the track listing will be -

Frosty The Snowman

Silver Bells

Happy Holiday

Merry Christmas Baby

White Christmas

Here Comes Santa Claus

God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen

Santa Claus Is Back In Town

Let It Snow

Winter Wonderland

Run Rudolph Run

Blue Christmas

Jingle Bell Rock

Christmas Love

O' Christmas Tree

Silent Night

Auld Lang Syne

My word.

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