Sick of getting your ears blasted with the usual annual mix of stodgy seasonal tunes?
We’ve compiled a mix of festive (and some vaguely festive) seasonal tunes to lift you out of Live Aid/ Shakin’ Stevens despair.
From the sounds of John McClane’s limo ride to the Nakatomi Plaza in Die Hard (Run DMC – Christmas in Hollis) to the contemplative (Palace Songs - Christmastime in the Mountains) and the just plain bizarre (Beck – The Little Drum Machine Boy), kick back to a roaring fire screensaver and turn up the volume.
You can listen along to the mixtape on SoundCloud here.
Low – Just Like Christmas
Mercury Rev – Endlessly
Bright Eyes – Blue Christmas
Sufjan Stevens – Ding Dong (That Was The Worst Christmas Ever)
Poor Moon – Holiday
Palace Songs – Christmastime in the Mountains
Calexico – Gift X-Change
Beck – The Little Drum Machine Boy
Run DMC – Christmas in Hollis
Bad Religion – White Christmas