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'Tis the season for using my Frank eating cats icon, folks! Just like last year, I've got a bunch of cool Christmas songs for you to download and enjoy. I've been listening to these and last year's picks (still available) non-stop while decorating my house, they're kind of all pretty fabulous. So download a few individual songs, download the whole zip, whatever you want. We've got your originals, your standards, your covers, your hymns. These were a bitch to upload for some reason, so let me know if any of them are messed up, particularly the zip file. Please right-click and save-as or else you'll destroy my bandwidth. Enjoy! Please comment if you download.

[download complete Christmas mix]

1. Christmas Vacation - Mavis Staples

2. Winter Paradise (I Miss You This Christmas) - Liam and Me

3. Christmas - Sofia Talvik (or here at her artist page.)

4. A Change At Christmas - The Flaming Lips

5. Father Christmas - The Kinks

6. Maybe This Christmas - Ron Sexsmith

7. Come On! Let’s Boogey to the Elf Dance - Sufjan Stevens

8. Christmas is Going to the Dogs - Eels

9. All I Want For Christmas - Timbuk 3

10. Xmas Cake - Rilo Kiley

11. Just Like Christmas - Low

12. All These Winter Nights - The Higher Elevations

13. The Anthem Is A Gift - The Winter Sounds

14. Run Away With Me - Jens Lekman

15. Space Christmas - Shonen Knife

16. Christmas Song - The Hornblower Brothers

17. It’s Christmas So We’ll Stop - Frightened Rabbit [these guys are one of my favorite bands at the moment, I find the lead singer's voice strangely gorgeous; their other stuff is just as terrific]

18. Wishing You a Merry Xmas - Blue Skies For Black Hearts

19. I Wish It Was Christmas Today - Julian Casablancas [originally by the hilarious boys at SNL: watch the vid]

20. Snoopy’s Christmas - The Royal Guardsmen

21. Merry Christmas, Baby - The Beach Boys

22. Someday at Christmas - Stevie Wonder

23. Who Took The Merry Out of Christmas - The Staple Singers

24. Gee Whiz, It’s Christmas - Carla Thomas

25. Christmas Means Love - Sam Cooke

26. The Secret of Christmas - Bing Crosby

27. I Believe in Father Christmas - Emerson, Lake & Palmer

28. Light of the Stable - Emmylou Harris

29. Do You Hear What I Hear? - Bodies of Water

30. O Holy Night - Seven Day Jesus

31. O Come, O Come Emmanuel - Belle And Sebastian

32. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day - Pedro the Lion

33. Holly Jolly Christmas - The Format

34. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Parker Lewis and Friends

35. The Twelve Days of Christmas - Norm MacDonald [I've always found Norm MacDonald hilarious, no matter what anyone else says; he's got the same kind of humor as me. This cracks me up, the whole focus he has on hats, I love him.]

36. This Christmas - Donny Hathaway

37. Baby, It’s Cold Outside - Zooey Deschanel & Leon Redbone

38. Do They Know It’s Christmas - Weston & Bouncing Souls

39. Last Christmas - Glee Cast

40. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - Wizo

41. Up On The House Top - The Jackson 5

42. The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late) - The Chipmunks [This gets played, but I seriously love the Chipmunks, I never get tired of this]

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( 21 comments — Leave a comment )
bergann
Dec. 7th, 2009 12:08 am (UTC)
Snagging the entire mix, thank you! ♥
paraserpiente
Dec. 7th, 2009 12:11 am (UTC)
AAAAAH god I love this mix AS ALWAYS. cheers and much love
midnightbex
Dec. 7th, 2009 04:56 am (UTC)
This looks fantastic! I'm downloading the zip, thanks! :D
writingblind
Dec. 7th, 2009 02:42 pm (UTC)
Taking the whole thing. Very slowly, haha. :)
It is weird, that I had never heard of Frightened Rabbit until just the other day, and now I have heard of them twice! How did you come across them?

x
skoosiepants
Dec. 8th, 2009 06:48 pm (UTC)
I stumbled across them months ago in my search for cool music! I don't even remember how, but they are super awesome.
theswearingkind
Dec. 8th, 2009 06:08 am (UTC)
Snagged this! Thank you so much! I listened to last year's mix just the other day. <3
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thady
Dec. 8th, 2009 07:29 pm (UTC)
Snagging the mix, there are a lot of songs I don't know! Thanks. :)
secrethappiness
Dec. 9th, 2009 01:30 am (UTC)
Snagged a few, thanks!

Is Frightened Rabbit the best? I keep discovering new things about their music and I've had their album for a year. I can't wait for the new one.
cunningplan
Dec. 9th, 2009 03:00 am (UTC)
I love that this starts with "Christmas Vacation", we were just watching that tonight :D
belladonnalin
Dec. 10th, 2009 07:00 am (UTC)
Thank you! Downloading the entire mix.
flutteryfeeling
Dec. 10th, 2009 04:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Loved the mix you made last year, so I'm snagging this one too :D
nyx_nox
Dec. 11th, 2009 05:56 pm (UTC)
Christmas songs! I totally need some non-brain-numbing spirit \o/ I'll probably grab last year's mix too, thank you :D
golden_catseye
Dec. 11th, 2009 06:08 pm (UTC)
Downloading, thank you.

I've seen Frightened Rabbit a couple of times (a friend is a big fan) and they are pretty awesome =)
wishfulclicking
Dec. 13th, 2009 08:50 pm (UTC)
I cam here for a couple of songs and then I ended up picking up the entire thing! This is so great, thanks for uploading :)
frenchpirate
Dec. 14th, 2009 07:49 pm (UTC)
You are amazing. I was seriously lacking good Christmas songs. :)
silentfire
Dec. 24th, 2009 04:43 am (UTC)
Downloaded this year's and last year's mixes to get into the spirit while baking cookies. Thanks for sharing!
allegedlykyle
Dec. 28th, 2009 12:41 pm (UTC)
Downloading this a little late since it's after Christmas, but - thanks for them anyway :D
5goodgears
Jun. 9th, 2010 02:22 am (UTC)
Umm, I hope you don't mind, I was looking at the com after checking out the eonderful looking mike/kevin mix for the Bonus-a-thon and I couldn't resist downloading both the christmas mixes. I never get tired of Christmas music, especially different Christmas music :)
skoosiepants
Jun. 9th, 2010 12:45 pm (UTC)
I don't mind at all, that's what this is here for! enjoy :)
nishatalitha
Dec. 14th, 2010 09:14 am (UTC)
Snagging the mix, thanks (I'll add it to the 1.66GB of other Christmas music tracks I already have).
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