Indie holiday playlist

Stop and listen. What do you hear? Are you in an office where faintly in the background the holiday edition of Muzak plays? Maybe you can hear a car nearby blasting a mild alternative rock radio station whose programming shifted to 24/7 Christmas tunes on Thanksgiving. Those holiday classics are ubiquitous at this point, where the same playlist is heard day in, day out. Well, no more. We’d like to spice things up by sharing some new, original holiday tracks by indie artists! Below you’ll find selections from Phoenix, YACHT, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Carly Rae Jepsen, and more. Seems that being indie means being lonely and sad. Happy holidays, folks.

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YACHT – “Christmas Alone”

Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings – “8 Days (of Hanukkah)”

Tango Lima – “Mr. Santa Man”

Lady Low – “Lonely Christmas”

Run the Jewels – “A Christmas F**king Miracle”

Carly Rae Jepsen – “Last Christmas” (cover)

Skinny Lister & Beans on Toast – “This Christmas”

Phoenix – “Alone on Christmas Day”

Dent May – “I’ll Be Stoned for Christmas”

Sufjan Stevens – “Christmas Unicorn”