Guilt-Free Indie XMas

By Scott Lapatine / December 20, 2005

So many great indie rock Christmas mixes from The Cool Kids™ this month. You’re probably drowning in Sufjan carols, roasting chestnuts by an Arcade Fire, etc…

But if you wanna be nice (Santa doesn’t give Nanos to naughty bloggers) here are free holiday sounds from bands we like:

  • Hem – “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” (MP3)
  • Clem Snide – “Joy To The World” (MP3)
  • The Go! Team – “The Ice Storm” (Live In Toronto) (MP3)
  • The Walkmen – “Christmas Day” (MP3)
  • Spiraling – “Do You Hear What I Hear/Baba O’Riley” (MySpace Stream)

    Via Comments…

  • The Boy Least Likely To – “Little Donkey” (MP3)
  • Bright Eyes – “Blue Christmas” (MP3)

    OK, and this: Fifteen covers of Wham!’s “Last Christmas”!

    Add your Christmas/Hannukah/Kwanzaa audio links in the comments (like I had to ask).

    UPDATE: Do you want that SNL MP3 (I’ve got), or will video suffice (see comments)? Or … maybe you’ve got a “wonderful” hour to kill.