At my work we are subjected to listening to some pretty ghastly music, songs I imagine done by people who went to stage school and never quite made it, so ended up on a mix of obscure and awful music pumped into a well-know shop because the people who own the company don't want to pay for Black Eyed Peas or Shakira. One thing even more awful than the regular music they play are the Christmas songs. Popular Christmas singles are usually uninspired at the best of times and now the only thing people are looking forward to is the battle between Rage Against the Machine and that wee guy who won X Factor. No matter how much the word 'anarchy' is banded around to describe the situation, they both stand for the same thing- music that makes me sigh, then shrug, then forget it even exists. If the mass public just looked a little deeper for their Christmas songs they would find that there are several gems to be found in the land of alternative music. Here's something a little different to play on Christmas. Have a Merry Christmas, or whatever holiday you celebrate. 'Cause you know, secularism!
Slow Club - Christmas TV
Frightened Rabbit - It's Christmas So We'll Stop
Sufjan Stevens - Did I Make You Cry On Christmas? (Well, You Deserved It!)
There Will Be Fireworks - In Excelsis Deo
Julian Casablancas - I Wish It Was Christmas Today
Leadbelly - Christmas is Comin'
Lindstrom - Little Drummer Boy