Happy Holidays, ManMakers! Each year, I make this confession: I'm a total obsessive geek about collecting "modern rock" holiday songs: seasonal tunes by alternative, indie, and otherwise not-Bing Crosby or Nat King Cole artists. This year, my collection broke 500, making for thirty-two hours of non-cheesy holiday goodness.
No, they're not all completely amazing, but most are solid, and they serve as the soundtrack to my season, and, coupled with a candy cane, the most immediate way to inject the holiday spirit into my home and...uh, self. So, each year, I pick a few of my favorite tunes to share with ye merry gentlemen and women.
If you're looking for more music, you might check out 2010's mixtape, or the mix from 2011. If you need a whole evening's worth for present wrapping, cookie baking, or, most exciting, DIY holiday gift making, just head to ManMade's Grooveshark page, press shuffle, and have at it. If you have some favorite indie rock holiday songs, please post them in the comments below so I can be sure to add them to my collection.
Enjoy! Hoping it makes you feel a little more merry and bright.
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