The Score Magazine’s Holiday Playlist: Sing along and celebrate!

The Score Magazine’s Holiday Playlist: Sing along and celebrate!

It’s that time of the year again. The time when all those sparkly, shiny, happy Yuletide classics begun to feel a bit (arguably) overdone. Sure, nothing sums up the seasons like a good old Christmas carol, but there’s always potential to put an alternative spin on the season. The old time classics are usually a bit too presumptuous for my taste. Who’s to say that this is everyone’s favorite time of the year? I like to believe that there should be a little something for everyone – the elves and the grinches alike. There are tons of independent artists and alternative musicians who’ve put out some great tracks that offer a vast variety of refreshingly different perspectives on the holiday season. So, whoever you may be, have a gander at our picks of some of these unsung tracks that deserve a listen this season!

Artist: Sufjan Stevens
Song: Christmas in the room
Available on: YouTube

Artist: The Crookes
Song:
You’re just like Christmas
Available on:
YouTube

Artist: The Vandals
Song:
Oi to the world
Available on:
YouTube

Artist: Bright eyes
Song:
Little drummer boy
Available on:
YouTube

Artist: Skinny Lister
Song:
Christmas calls
Available on:
YouTube

Artist: Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Song:
Carol of the bells
Available on:
YouTube

Artist: Palma Violets
Song:
Last Christmas on planet Earth
Available on:
YouTube

Artist: Julian Casablancas
Song:
I wish Christmas was today
Available on:
YouTube

Artist: Galaxy 500
Song:
Listen, the snow is falling
Available on:
YouTube

Artist: Angry Snowmans
Song:
Drinking rum and egg nog
Available on:
YouTube

Artist: Sonic Youth
Song:
Santa doesn’t cop out on dope
Available on:
YouTube

Artist: Sparks
Song:
Thank God it’s not Christmas
Available on:
YouTube

Artist: Dio and Tony Iommi
Song:
God Rest Ye Merry Christmas
Available on:
YouTube

Artist: Descendents
Song:
Christmas Vacation
Available on:
YouTube

Artist: Haste the Day
Song:
O come Emanuel
Available on:
YouTube

Artist: Lemmy K, Billy F., David Grohl
Song:
Run, Rudolph, Run
Available on:
YouTube

Artist: The Who
Song:
Christmas
Available on:
YouTube

Artist: Simple Plan
Song:
Christmas everyday
Available on:
YouTube

Artist: Frightened Rabbit
Song:
It’s Christmas so we’ll stop
Available on:
YouTube

Artist: The Blizzard
Song:
Camera Obscura
Available on:
YouTube

Artist: The Civil Wars
Song:
I heard the bells on Christmas day
Available on:
YouTube

Artist: The Futureheads
Song:
Christmas was better in the 80s
Available on:
YouTube

Artist: Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Song:
Carol of the bells
Available on:
YouTube

Artist: Palma Violets
Song:
Last Christmas on planet Earth
Available on:
YouTube

Artist: Julian Casablancas
Song:
I wish Christmas was today
Available on:
YouTube

Artist: Galaxy 500
Song:
Listen, the snow is falling
Available on:
YouTube

Artist: Angry Snowmans
Song:
Drinking rum and egg nog
Available on:
YouTube

Artist: Haste the Day
Song:
O come Emanuel
Available on:
YouTube

Artist: Haste the Day
Song:
O come Emanuel
Available on:
YouTube

Artist: Lemmy K, Billy F., David Grohl
Song:
Run, Rudolph, Run
Available on:
YouTube

Artist: The Who
Song:
Christmas
Available on:
YouTube

Artist: Simple Plan
Song:
Christmas everyday
Available on:
YouTube

Artist: The Civil Wars
Song:
I heard the bells on Christmas day
Available on:
YouTube

Artist: The Futureheads
Song:
Christmas was better in the 80s
Available on:
YouTube