The Shins – “Wonderful Christmastime” (Stereogum Premiere)

By Michael Nelson / October 29, 2012 - 9:00 am

It’s almost Halloween, and you know what that means: It’s Christmastime! And just so we won’t be caught without appropriate music for the occasion, tomorrow, Starbucks’ Hear Music and Concord Music Group will release the compilation Holidays Rule, on which a slew of modern acts cover a slew of seasonal classics. The names include Rufus Wainwright and Sharon Van Etten doing “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” Eleanor Friedberger doing “Santa Bring My Baby Back To Me,” and Andrew Bird doing “Auld Lang Syne,” alongside more than a dozen others. Among them, the Shins deliver a faithful “Wonderful Christmastime,” which we’ve got for you to stream right now. Check out the song, as well as the full Holidays Rule tracklist, below.

Holidays Rule tracklist:

01 fun. – “Sleigh Ride”
02 The Shins – “Wonderful Christmas Time”
03 Rufus Wainwright With Sharon Van Etten – “Baby It’s Cold Outside”
04 Paul McCartney – “The Christmas Song Ages”
05 Black Prairie Feat. Sallie Ford – “Man With The Bag”
06 Civil Wars – “I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day”
07 Calexico – “Green Grows The Holly”
08 AgesandAges – “We Need A Little Christmas”
09 Holly Golightly – “That’s What I Want For Christmas”
10 Irma Thomas With Preservation Hall Jazz Band – “May Everyday Be Christmas”
11 Heartless Bastards – “Blue Christmas”
12 Eleanor Friedberger – “Santa Bring My Baby Back To Me”
13 Fruit Bats – “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas”
14 Y La Bamba – “Senor Santa”
15 The Punch Bros. – “O Come O Come, Emmanuel”
16 The Head & The Heart – “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve”
17 Andrew Bird – “Auld Lang Syne”

Holidays Rule is out 10/30 via Hear Music.

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