You will minding your own business, out shopping or driving along listening to the radio, when suddenly you cannot escape the strains of “Feliz Navidad” (my personal most hated) or “Sleigh Ride” (which actually isn’t SO bad, because of the redeeming quality of the whip sound). Or the godawful Chipmunks thing? What IS that? While I actually like the warm-fuzzy-inducing abilities of Christmas music, and the wonderful message it brings, my qualm is that so much of it is just terribly done and kind of annoying.
So, you can run, but the only way to truly hide is to bring along your iPod and pull up this playlist of not-lame Christmas music. This should also all fit nicely on one CD for portable holiday cheer. Have fun!
That Was The Worst Christmas Ever! – Sufjan Stevens
Let Me Sleep – Pearl Jam
Christmas With Jesus – Josh Rouse
Gotta Be Good – Chris Isaak (a little naughty holiday cheer)
White Christmas – Otis Redding
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – Death Cab For Cutie
What I Want – The Winter Blanket
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Coldplay
Merry Christmas – The Ramones
Come On! Let’s Boogey To The Elf Dance! – Sufjan Stevens
Washington Square – Chris Isaak
Christmas – Leona Naess
Christmas Time Is Here – Charlie Brown Christmas
I’ll Be Home For Christmas – The Winter Blanket
Someday at Christmas – Pearl Jam
Hey Parker, It’s Christmas – Ryan Adams
Silent Night – Johnny Cash
Ho, ho, ho. Pass the eggnog, chief.