Alternative Christmas music: 2007's Playlist

Another year another playlist. I'll populate these lists with links, videos and where possible downloads as I go along but for now here's 2007's playlist.



1. See You at the Lights – Nineteen Nineties
2. Christmas Solo – Holly Golightly
3. The Twelve Days of Christmas - Field Music, Kathryn Williams, The Futureheads, The Golden Virgins & The Joseph and Mary Chain
4. Happy Christmas War Is Over – Boy George & Anthony (from Anthony and the Johnsons)
5. Just Like Christmas - Ingo Star Cruiser featuring Gaby Fröden
6. Everyday is Christmas with You – Beth Ditto
7. Oi! to the World – No Doubt
8. Last Christmas – Erland Øye (of The Kings of Convenience)
9. The Most Wonderful Time of the Year – In Memory
10. Valley Winter Song – Fountains of Wayne
11. Come On! Let’s Boogie to the Elf Dance! – Sufjan Stevens
12. A Child is Born – Jon Kennedy
13. Christmas Is Cancelled – The Long Blondes
14. Have Yourself a Bitter Little Christmas – David Ford
15. Soon After Christmas – Stina Nordenstam
16. In the Bleak Midwinter – The Pipettes
17. Christmas Eve – Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci
18. All I Want For Christmas – The Swear
19. Have Yourself a Filthy Little Christmas – And What Will Be Left Of Them?
20. Christmastime – Smashing Pumpkins
21. Merry Christmas (I Don't Want to Fight Tonight) – The Ramones
22. Fairytale of New York - Audrey 3000 (With Mr_Hopkinson's Computer)

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1. See You at the Lights – Nineteen Nineties
Here we go for another year and a bouncy start to the year it is. Jingle Jangle indie pop with more a setting of Christmas than a Christmas theme. Just a damn fine fun song. 
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2. Christmas Solo – Holly Golightly
Over the years and repeated listens many of these songs lose their allure but this song by Xmassongblog's favourite 50s revivalist stands the testof all these years. Notable for the classic sweary final line of the final chorus.
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3. The Twelve Days of Christmas - Field Music, Kathryn Williams, The Futureheads, The Golden Virgins & The Joseph and Mary Chain.
Ok so we have pretty much the whole North East indie music scene at the time (2005) playing on this one. Joseph and the Mary Chain since you didn't ask are J Xaverre, This Ain't Vegas, The Golden Virgins, and John Egdell. It a happy pretty straightforward run through the Christmas tradition. Nothing fancy and all the better for it.



4. Happy Christmas War Is Over – Boy George & Anthony (from Anthony and the Johnsons)
This featured on a charity album for the fabulous Warchild charity. In truth it's an obvious pairing distinctive, they could quite happily have gone on to do more than this one song. They keep the production classic, but then their voices are distinctive enough. 



5. Just Like Christmas - Ingo Star Cruiser featuring Gaby Fröden
This is a supercharged version of the Low classic and they do quite a decent job of it too. There are awesome French and Swedish versions as b sides but we will come to them in later playlists
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6. Everyday is Christmas with You – Beth Ditto
When this was first out it was literally the coolest thing to ever happen, it still holds up as a decent tune. A slow jam with a driving baseline that'll nag away til new years.

7. Oi! to the World – No Doubt
No Doubt were once a fully respectable ska band and they show it here covering the vandals punk classic. Now if only No Doubt would make more music like this and less of the dreary pop rubbish. 


8. Last Christmas – Erland Øye
Does exactly what you'd expect, acoustic loveliness from one half of the Kings of Convenience.

9. The Most Wonderful Time of the Year – In Memory
10. Valley Winter Song – Fountains of Wayne
11. Come On! Let’s Boogie to the Elf Dance! – Sufjan Stevens
12. A Child is Born – Jon Kennedy
13. Christmas Is Cancelled – The Long Blondes
14. Have Yourself a Bitter Little Christmas – David Ford
15. Soon After Christmas – Stina Nordenstam
16. In the Bleak Midwinter – The Pipettes
17. Christmas Eve – Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci
18. All I Want For Christmas – The Swear
19. Have Yourself a Filthy Little Christmas – And What Will Be Left Of Them?
20. Christmastime – Smashing Pumpkins
21. Merry Christmas (I Don't Want to Fight Tonight) – The Ramones

22. Fairytale of New York - Audrey 3000 (With Mr_Hopkinson's Computer)

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