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Stocking Stuffers

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Holiday music really isn’t my thing. The vast majority of it makes me physically cringe or wanna punch an elf or some shit. Like I need to hear Taylor Swift or Sugarland grin their way through the thousandth version of “Frosty The Snowman” or Nat King Cole’s “The Christmas Song.” While I had some grand times with my mom as a kid, most of my memories of Christmastime are closer to Mrs. Hurdicure’s happiest memory in The Kids In The Hall’s glorious, prescient Brain Candy. Still, tis’ the season and all that, and there are a handful of tunes that skirt the usual holiday jingle awfulness. Some of them are downright cheerless, some a little off-color, but each jingles my sleigh bells and hopefully yours, too.

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Stocking Stuffers

  1. Honky Rink – The Beastie Boys
  2. The Little Drum Machine Boy – Beck
  3. Hooray For Christmas – The Fleshtones
  4. Coal – The Shimmers
  5. Jesus Christ – Big Star
  6. Santa Claus, True Love & Freedom – Mofro
  7. The Weight – Aretha Franklin
  8. Spotlight On Christmas – Rufus Wainwright
  9. Christmastime – Michael Penn & Aimee Mann
  10. Like The Snow – Kristin Andreassen
  11. Winter Girls – Ezra Thomas
  12. Another Snowman – The Sandycoates
  13. In The Hot Sun of a Christmas Day – Caetano Veloso
  14. Jacob Marley’s Chain – Aimee Mann
  15. Snow Come Down – Lori Carson
  16. Shipbuilding – Mark Mulcahy
  17. White Christmas – Mark Kozelek
  18. Joy To The World – Eef Barzelay