You probably won’t hear these on the radio, so I’m bringing them to you here to jollify your holiday season. Yes, I invented a new word. Along with the classic tunes everyone hears this time of year, these songs are also on my playlist.
New Found Glory – Nothing For Christmas
Despite the double negative in the chorus, I love this song. It’s just so sweet. And catchy as hell.
Death Cab for Cutie – Baby, Please Come Home
Ben Gibbard’s voice is one of my favorites. Still waiting for his lullaby album, btw.
My Chemical Romance – All I Want For Christmas is You
Well, if you’re not an MCR fan, you probably would not like this cover. Gerard Way is an acquired taste, and if you have yet to acquire it, this wouldn’t be the track to do it with. (That’s what “Famous Last Words” is for.) But it’s a fun cover all the same.
Relient K – Sleigh Ride
Their entire Christmas album is pretty good, actually. If you like this kind of music, I recommend giving it a listen.
Sam Smith – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
This one may be on the radio, not sure. His voice is like butta.
Straight No Chaser – 12 Days of Christmas
I first heard this song on the radio, but I have to include it here. You’ve probably heard this one. It made the rounds on Facebook a few years ago.
Pentatonix – Hallelujah
This remains one of the most beautiful things I have ever heard in my life.
Because it wouldn’t be Christmas without this one!