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Your (Slightly Early) Christmas Playlist

Your (Slightly Early) Christmas Playlist

Because it’s (almost) the most wonderful time of the year, we’ve compiled a playlist of new Christmas tunes (and a few favorites from the last couple of years), to get your holiday season off the right start. Sure, a sizable chunk of Christmas music borders on insufferable, but these songs really do help make the season bright. Give it a listen or—if you must—bookmark it and come back to it after Thanksgiving. Either way, fa la la la la la …

Jon McLaughlin – “Away in a Manger”

Album: The Christmas EP (2014)

The Civil Wars – “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”

Album: Holidays Rule (2012)

For King & Country – “Little Drummer Boy”

Album: Into the Silent Night – EP (2013)

Young Oceans – “Come to Us O Lord”

Album: Advent (2013)

Over the Rhine – “Another Christmas”

Album: Blood Oranges in the Snow (2014)

Dustin Kensrue – “O Little Town of Bethlehem”

Album: The Good Night Is Still Everywhere (2014 Reissue)

Rebecca Roubin – “Silent Night”

Album: Christmas Lights (2014)

Peter Furler (feat. David Ian) – “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear”

Album: Peter Furler Christmas (2014)

She & Him – “Silver Bells”

Album: A Very She & Him Christmas (2011)

Sufjan Stevens – “Joy to the World”

Album: Songs for Christmas (2006)

Mindy Smith – “It Really Is (a Wonderful Life)”

Album: My Holiday (2007)

Cat Power – “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”

Album – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Single (2013)

Weezer – “O Come All Ye Faithful”

Album: Christmas with Weezer (2008)

Kari Jobe – “O Holy Night”

Album: Where I Find You, the Christmas Edition (2012)

The Shins – “Wonderful Christmastime”

Album: Holidays Rule (2012)

John Legend and Mariah Carey – “When Christmas Comes”

Album: When Christmas Comes (2011)

Charles Bradley – “Mary’s Baby”

Album: Every Day Is Christmas (When I’m Lovin’ You) (2010)

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