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With all respect to Bing Crosby, we prefer more contemporary wintery tunes to get us in the spirit of the season. Update your holiday playlist with some of our favorites.


“Come On Santa”
The Raveonettes
Wishing You a Rave Christmas (2008)

“(When Is) Hanukkah This Year?”
Mêlée
Gift Wrapped – 20 Songs That
Keep on Giving (2009)

“I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”
Pedro the Lion
Maybe This Christmas Tree (2004)

“Here It Is Christmas Time”
Old 97’s
Here It Is Christmas Time (2007)

“My Dear Acquaintance (A Happy New Year)”
Regina Spektor
My Dear Acquaintance
(A Happy New Year) (2007)

“A Change at Christmas (Say It Isn’t So)”
The Flaming Lips
Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell (2003)

“Don’t Shoot Me Santa”
The Killers
Don’t Shoot Me Santa (2007)

“Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”
Sufjan Stevens
Songs for Christmas (2006)

“No Christmas for Me”
Zee Avi
This Warm December:
A Brushfire Holiday Vol. 1 (2008

“I Wish It Was Christmas Today”
Julian Casablancas
Phrazes for the Young (Deluxe Edition) (2009)

“In the New Year”
The Walkmen
You & Me (2008)