Saturday, December 26, 2009

The Christmas Playlist

Nostalgic pop culture writers have made it a cliche to lament the death of the mix tape. Oh, well. Whatever the case, I recently stumbled across this Christmas "playlist" I made a few years back for a friend. It's actually heavy on modern rock, making it somewhat inappropriate for a site dedicated to earlier years, but I offer it to you, dear readers, for your amusement:

1. F__k Christmas - Fear
2. Christmas - Beat Happening
3. It's Christmas Time - Yo La Tengo
4. That Was the Worst Christmas Ever - Sufjan Stevens
5. Christmas at the Zoo - The Flaming Lips
6. The Christmas Party - The Walkmen
7. Christmas Song - Mogwai
8. Happy Christmas (War Is Over) - John Lennon
9. Christmas Bop - T. Rex
10. Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis - Neko Case
11. Christmas - Leona Naess
12. Merry Christmas from the Family (Live) - Robert Earl Keen
13. No Christmas While I'm Talking - The Walkmen
14. A Change at Christmas (Say It Isn't So) - The Flaming Lips
15. What Child Is This Anyway - Sufjan Stevens
16. Christmas Steps - Mogwai

Please know that I listened to it yesterday, on our most commercial of holidays.

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