Best Indie Rock Christmas Songs, Mix VIII: Bright Eyes, Mojave 3, Okkervil River, XTC, Louis XIV, Sufjan Stevens

Some people just can’t get enough of indie and alternative rock Christmas songs. Many of the songs from these playlists are just as much of a discovery for me as I hope they are for you.

You’re not going to find any of the old AM radio Christmas songs from decades ago (not that there’s anything wrong with that) on these 12 playlists. There are many cover versions of traditional Christmas songs. The vast majority of these covers are from artists that most people have never heard of, including many music enthusiasts.

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Bright Eyes

Little Drummer BoyMink

Breaking The IceMojave 3

Thanks For ChristmasXTC

The Christmas SongWeezer

Carol of the BellsThe Bird and the Bee

ChristmasNieznany Wykonawca

Drinking Up Christmas Dwarves

Fallen SnowAu Revoir Simone

Happy ChristmasThe Maytals

This Christmas MixLouis XIV


I Hate DecemberIvy

I’ll Be Snowgazing For ChristmasPostcode

In All The Christmas TreesLe Man Avec Les Lunettes

Joy! Joy! Joy!Sufjan Stevens

Listening to Otis Redding at HomeOkkervil River

Mele KalikimakaAsylum Street Spankers

Plastic Christmas TreesSummer Cats

Silver BellsThe Pines

All I Ever Get For Christmas is BlueOver The Rhine

Space ChristmasShonen Knife

The Mods of ChristmastownZumpano

Wake Me Up When Christmas Is OverListen Lisse

Winter Paradise (I Miss You This Christmas) Liam and Me

Here Comes Christmas – Unknown (help?)

Go back to the alternative and indie rock Christmas songs mixes main page containing links to more than 200 working Xmas MP3s.

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  1. You should also check out the album “Fa-la-la-la” by the Spectacles. There’s one song on it in particular called Little British Christmas Orphan that is awesome.

  2. Here Comes Christmas is by a band called Remington Super 60. That was not easy to discover! Thanks for the great Christmas music!

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