Best Indie and Alternative Rock Christmas Songs, Mix I: Polyphonic Spree, Jimmy Eat World, Ryan Adams and Sufjan Stevens

Over the years, our listeners have made it as clear as fresh fallen snow – they want a complete collection of alternative Christmas and holiday songs. This is Mix One of 12 Xmas playlists featuring many of the best original and cover-version alternative Christmas and holiday songs available anywhere.

“Happy Christmas (War is Over)”The Polyphonic Spree (John Lennon Cover)

“25th December”Everything But The Girl

“Last Christmas”Jimmy Eat World

“First Noel”My American Heart (pictured on the right)

“Hey Parker, It’s Christmas”Ryan Adams

“Miracle Of Christmas”Funeral For A Friend

“Just Like Christmas”Low

“Born on Christmas Day/Annunciation Day” Ted Leo and Pharmacists

“Christmas Wrapping”The Waitresses

“Did I Make You Cry on Christmas Day?”Sufjan Stevens

Great Deal From Amazon: In addition to Sufjan Stevens‘ first Songs for Christmas (Vols. 1-5) box set released in 2006, in November of 2012, he dropped Silver & Gold (Songs for Christmas, Vols. 6-10), featuring 58 more original songs and covers of traditional Christmas and holiday songs. You can click the titles of each box set to purchase the MP3 versions, as well as read our review, with songs from the collection, for Silver & Gold, which was recently the Album of the Week, which is a bit ironic since it’s actually five EPs, but, you get the idea. Haha, hoho. The CD versions versions of Vols. 1 – 5 (or vinyl) and Vols. 6 to 10 (no vinyl yet for the newest set) include a box set package, including lyrics, photos, stickers, notes from Sufjan and other exclusive goodies.

jimmyeatworldThe Other Xmas Playlists:

Mix Two – Featuring Sugarcult, MXPX, DCFC, Fuel, Bright Eyes, Snow Patrol, The Raveonettes and Sufjan Stevens.

Mix Three – Ron Sexsmith, Daphne Loves Derby, Low, My Chemical Romance, Jens Lekman, Sciflyer, Slade, Balasana and Ten Thousand Dollar Tattoo.

Mix Four The Kinks, The Fray, In Memory, Belle and Sebastian, Celestial, Ex-Otago, The Knife, A Band Called Quinn, The Format and Matchbook Romance.

Mix Five – Reliant K, The Fine Lines, The National Splits, Milton DeLugg & The Little Eskimos and The Used, Alien Sex Friend, Sandry Mooy, Gatsby’s America, Arcade Fire, Kirsty MacColl and The Pogues.

Mix Six – Band of Horses, Great Lake Swimmers, Phantom Planet, Yo La Tengo, Comet Gain, The Reindeer Section, Phofo, Jason Gleason, Chris Letcher and Belle and Sebastian.

Mix Seven – The Weepies, Yo La Tengo, Manic Street Preachers, Green Day, Le Man Avec Les Lunettes, Monster Bobby, Bright Eyes, Ladybug Transistor, The Flaming Lips, From First To Last, Acceptance, Crawling with Kings, Thick Pigeon and Rilo Kiley.

Want More? Check out the Uber Christmas Songs launch page – All 12 playlist mixes and more from one place.

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