Look - there's no shame in admitting it: we at ManMade love the holiday season. The lights, the smells, and, most importantly, the sounds. No, not the soft rock mall music or the umpteenth crooner cover filler track, but the good holiday songs. The ones that give you energy, make you feel festive, and happy that it's December.
And so, in 2015, we're sharing our ManMade Musical Advent Calendar, where we offer a new favorite holiday song every day, by bands you actually care about. Tuesday, December 8th: "Joy to the World" by Eef Barzelay
Most fans of "alternative" Christmas music will probably know this one; it's on movie soundtracks and tv episodes galore. And for good reason - it's awesome. Simultaneously perfectly Raveonettes-y and expertly festive, it captures the very thing all adults really want from the holiday season: to snuggle up in the dark with their someone under a blanket and look at the lights, saying nothing.