The good people at Stereogum
have gone through the trouble of putting together a playlist of Christmas songs
recorded by indie rock bands. I haven't made my way through all of it just yet, but so far I will vouch for the reggae-tinged "If You Hear a Knock" by NYC's way underrated Sean Bones
, for a shockingly good and not-at-all insulting cover of "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" by England's wicked cutesy Slow Club
, and for "Christmas Will Help You Feel OK" by Philadelphia's Blood Feathers
, who will have you thinking, "Wait, did he just say 'I dream of candy canes and ginger ale, and scotchy, scotchy, scotchy scotch/ buried under a tree, hidden in a box'?" And yes, he did. And it is awesome. Now go, download.