The Boy Least Likely To – “Christmas Isn’t Christmas” (Stereogum Premiere)

By jessica / November 17, 2010

‘Tis the season for Christmas-related songs, guys. Last year the Boy Least Likely To gave us “The First Snowflake.” Now the duo’s gathered that song and ten others into a full-length collection of twee Christmas tunes. As you’d guess from their past albums, the holidays are made for wistful reflection on past hurts and mistakes, as well as a time for snow and gifts. Sometimes they combine those feelings. The press release says there’s a song “… that imagines George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley of Wham reunited on Christmas Eve in a Cornish pub.” Cute. “Christmas Isn’t Christmas” is about passing the holidays after a breakup, which may be slightly more relateable. Listen:

The Boy Least Likely To – “Christmas Isn’t Christmas”

Christmas Special is out 11/30 on iTunes, 12/7 everywhere else, via +1 Records. The tracklist:

01 “The Christmas Waltz”
02 “A Happy Christmas Baby”
03 “Blue Spruce Needles”
04 “Little Donkey”
05 “Christmas Isn’t Christmas”
06 “The Wassail Song”
07 “Jingle My Bells”
08 “George And Andrew”
09 “In The Bleak Midwinter”
10 “I Can’t Make It Snow”
11 “The First Snowflake”