Monday, December 02, 2019

The List 2010-2019, Best Alt. Christmas Songs of the Decade

Making a list is mandatory at Christmas, and since we're near the end of the decade, how'bout ranking the bestest alt. Christmas songs of the tens? Songs released between January 1, 2010 and, well, up until now. Do you want to help us rank? Send us your 20 best alt. Christmas songs, in the comments below, or to We'll count 'm, rank 'm and publish 'm. Please send that list before December 15!
If you want inspiration, check the archives of this blog, or Christmas Underground, or, or Stubby's, or yer favourite other blog. HERE's a Spotifylist with songs from 2012-2018.

Here's four suggestions:
From 2010:

From 2011:

From 2011:

From 2010:


George said...

Twenty of my favorites from the last decade in no particular order...

25th Of the 12th Louis Eliot & the Embers
Silent Night Annika Norlin
Home Alone, Too The Staves
Get Down for the Holidays Jenny O.
Mixtape For Christmas Hey Monday
Time Of The Season Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan
The Song the Season Brings Beta Radio
Drink ’Til We Go Home Lucy Spraggan
The Sun Turns Sunturns
OMG It's Christmas Family of the Year
Tinsel and Lights Tracey Thorn
Red And Green All Over Myla Smith
And To All A Good Night Band of Merrymakers
Kids Come Back Again At Christmas Sloan
Alone on Christmas Day Phoenix
The Townhall Band Helen Love
Looks Like A Cold, Cold Winter Ingrid Michelson
House of Broken Gingerbread The Monkees
Christmas in the Air (Tonight) Scouting for Girls
Christmas in Antarctica The Minus 5

Stuart said...

In no particular order:

“I’m Not Really in the Christmas Mood This Year” by Foxtails Brigade
“Twinkle” by J.D. McPherson
“Santaaa (Is a Bad Mamma Jamma)” by Super Sparkle
“How Do You Spell Hanukkah?” by The Leevees
“It’s Christmas Time (and I am Still Alive)” by Deep Sea Driver
“I’ll Be There Soon” by Us the Duo
“I Hear (Click, Click, Click)” by the Rosebuds
“Everything’s Changed at Christmas but You” by Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors
“The Smile of Rachael Ray” by David Mead
“A Doe to a Deer” by Los Campesinos
“Hanukkah Rocks” by Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could
“Santa Will Find You” by Chely Wright
“This Christmas” by Color TV
“The Best Things” by Judith Owens
“Me and My Baby (Spend Christmas with Me)” by the Faithettes
“Christmas May Have to Be Postponed” by Carly Jamison
“Can’t Wait for Christmas” by the Loose Tapestries
“Christmas in L.A.” by Vulfpeck
“Christmastime” by Hill and Hale and their Merry Friends
“Fruitcake” by the Superions

Stuart said...

Quick replacement since the Leevees song is too old for this request:

"Carol of the Bells" by The Last Bison

Charlie Darling said...

The Town Hall Band - Helen Love
Carol Of The Bells - Bird and the Bee
Holding Hands Around The World - Guille Milkyway
The Blizzard - Camera Obscura
Fallen Snow - Au Revoir Simone
Father Christmas - The Kinks
Child's Christmas In Wales - John cale
Battersea Bardot (On Christmas Day) The Pearlfishers
Santa Needs A Holiday - Strawberry Whiplash
This Year Christmas Came November 4th - The Very Most
The Cliffmas Song - The London Double Deckers
Hark! - The Fab Four
Merry Christmas (I Don't Wanna Fight Tonight) - The Ramones
Christmas With Jesus - Josh Rouse
Don't Be Alone (This Christmas) - Sweet Baboo
That Was The Worst Christmas Ever - Sufjan Stevens
Like A Snowman - Tracey Thorn
Come On Santa - The Raveonettes
The 13th Day of Christmas - Louis Philippe
Andy Partridge (From XTC) - Les Bicyclettes de Belsize

TapeMixTape said...

Dent May - I'll Be Stoned for Christmas
Benji Hughes - Its Time to Have a Merry Christmas
Sleepwalkers - Christmas Morning
Chris Farren - Like a Gift From God or Whatever
Shy Nature - Its Christmas (Close Your Eyes)
Young Mister - Christmas Come Early This Year
Flyte - Won't Be Home For Christmas
Eux Autres - Merry xmas Everybody
Chelsea Cope - Holiday Party
Hey Rosetta! - Carry Me Home
PINS - Come On Home
Chris Campisi - Wet Christmas
Hurts - All I Want For Christmas is New Years Day
Jenny O - Get Down For The Holidays
Young War - I Wont Come Back For Christmas (I'm Serious)
Zach Gill - Party Hard
Nat Jay - Green Trees Red Hearts
Hush Kids - Jingle Your Bells

DanAboutTown said...

Everything's Changed at Christmas but You | Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors
Ain't No Chimneys in the Projects | Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings
Skip the Sugar (Good Girl) | The Living Sisters
Itsa Very Queer Christmas | Erin McKeown
Baby Don't Leave Me (All Alone on Chrstmas) | Echosmith
It's Christmas Time (and I'm Still Alive) | Deep Sea Diver
Could've Been Summer | Maggie Chapman
Uncle John | Jonathan Coulton
And to All a Good Night | Band of Merrymakers
Mistletoe | Blair Alise & the Bombshells
Christmas Time Is (Comin' Round Again) | The Mavericks
All I Want Christmas to Be | Mona Lisa Twins
Unwrap You at Christmas | The Monkees
Christmas at Our House | A Silent film
Snowed In | Mindy Smith
Tinsel & Lights | Tracey Thorn
It's Christmas Time | Roses & Revolutions
Everything's Gonna Be Better Next Year | The Rescues
Christmas Will Break Your Heart | LCD Soundsystem
Your Holiday Song | Indigo Girls

Hema said...

Let the spirit of love gently fill our hearts and homes. In this loveliest of celebrations may you find many reasons for happiness.
Happy Merry Chritmas

Larry Holt said...

No order except for 1 and 2

Hang A String Of Lights-Great Lake Swimmers
Dear Santa-Mr. Little Jeans
I Am Santa-The Darkness
Ribbons & Bows-Kacey Musgraves
Me and My Baby (Spend Christmas with Me)-Faithettes
Like a Gift From God or Whatever-Chris Farren
Carry Me Home-Hey Rosetta!
Falalalalove You-Nikki Lane
Shut Your Mouth It's Christmas-A Sunny Day In Glasgow
Silent Night-Nick Lowe
Next Year Will Be Mine-Whyte Horses
Only Dust Behind-Allo Darlin
Got Something For You-Best Coast
Christmas All Summer Long-Deer Tick
Break Up Holiday-Dude York
Dachsund-Expendable Friend
Christmas Time is Coming Round Again-The Mavericks
Christmas Eve-Night Flowers
I Love The Holidays-Office Romance
Noel Christmas-Sugar & Tiger