• Bridget Buckley

Deck Them Halls and All That Stuff...


During this season of holiday cheer, festive decorations, ho ho ho and mistletoe and presents for pretty girls (please go watch Charlie Brown's Christmas), I thought it might be fun to take a look and listen to some non traditional holiday songs that help celebrate this most wonderful time of the year.

Holiday decorations may have been up since November 1st, but it’s not too late to add new songs to your holiday playlists.

“Christmas Lights”- Coldplay

This one has become a favorite. I love the idea of twinkling lights in the snow of London.

“Winter Song”- Head and the Heart

Just becasue it doesn’t mention Christmas, it doesn’t make it any less appropriate for the holiday season.

“Goodbye England (Covered in Snow)”- Laura Marling

Another non Christmassy holiday song. I have loved Laura Marling for a long time, but the sentiment behind this song makes me so happy, even though it’s a little sad. Another reference to snow in England…maybe my choice in holiday music is trying to tell me something. Side note…Marcus Mumford sings harmony.

“White Winter Hymnal”- Fleet Foxes

I think this has become the most popular non Christmassy holiday song. It now seems strange to listen to it during any other time of the year.

“Sleet and Snow”- My First Tooth

If you're sleet, I'm snow.

“Winter Eclipse”- Beta Radio

I am totally biased with this group since they played at my 40th birthday party, but they have a whole Christmas album that needs to be listened to in its entirety…this is just one of the great songs.

“Come On! Let’s Boogey to the Elf Dance!”- Sufijan Stevens

He’s released about a million and one holiday songs, so have at it, but this is one of my favorite non traditional selections.


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