Even though we’re still in the middle of Hanukkah, it is the first day of December, which means I’ve already survived two days of the Christmas music onslaught. A few years ago I decided to make a playlist of non-carol Christmas music that I like (the last caveat rules out Wonderful Christmastime and Merry Christmas Baby), and I want help with additions this year. Here’s my selection:
"You Never Come Home For Christmas" by Caitlin Rose with Keegan DeWitt - from the indie folk tradition, this depressing ditty takes you to a family that suffers every Christmas time. Not happy, but a good song.
"I Don’t Want It To Be Me" by Scrooge & Marley - another slightly depressing song about a fizzling relationship about to break up at the coziest time of year.
"Santa Baby" by Madison - cute, cheeky cover of the classic Eartha Kitt song.
"All I Want For Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey - because I am a child of the late 80s/early 90s, and because Love Actually.
"Where Would We Be Without Christmas" by the Cold War Kids - indie rock fuzz.
"Christmas Bells" from Rent - captures the frantic, hectic feelings of December in America, when we all come together with problems, plans, and dreams.
What additions do you have for my list?