All the Best Alt Christmas Songs, Videos & a Mixtape!


So, the above clip may or may not result from the fact that I refuse to give up my VCR thanks to my ownership of 1 Pee-Wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special VHS tape (along with the Jem and Max Headroom pilots, thank you very much). Like seriously, Grace Jones dropping by the playhouse for a song? It came from WTF indeed. Anyway here are some “Alt” holiday tracks, in case you’re overdosing on the sweet stuff.

Guided By VoicesLet’s Go Eat the Factory dropped today – 42 minutes long containing 21 songs. Ace. Who knew they sang about snowmen? Click the right arrow to download “Doughnut For a Snowman“!

Who could forget The Raveonettes‘ ode to (leather clad) joy? 20 bucks says they wearing black turtlenecks when they recorded this… and we wouldn’t have it any other way!

Kisses and Keep Shelley in Athens teamed superpowers to bring you this holiday mixtape.

Fitz and the Tantrums have “Santa Stole My Lady” for your listening pleasure…

Parenthetical Girls are set to tour with Los Campesinos in January 2012 – but before doing that, they’re out to save Christmas with a name-your-price EP!

Now that’s what I call playing the exchange rate game: apparently it costs the same to rent a film studio in Stockholm as it does to commandeer a helicopter in Switzerland and wander around the Alps with video cameras for a day. Lucky for all of us, Serenades chose the latter. Here is a holiday tinged single off their forthcoming Come Home EP. Amazing!

For all you Atheists out there, Super Furry Animals’ Gryff Rhys has a Xmas EP all for you…

Woods cover Vince Guaraldi‘s “Christmas Time is Here” (that’s the Charlie Brown Christmas Theme for all y’all out there). Woods just completed a North American tour last night, so let’s hope they’re getting some much needed rest!

And last but not least for your Manic Pixie Dream Girl + M. Ward fix, here are She & Him being adorable on Ellen with their cover of “Rockin Around the Christmas Tree
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