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Alternative Christmas Music: 2016's playlist

I'm off to Iceland for a holiday for the next fortnight. So whilst I usually wait until December has started to send off my playlist, this year I'm going early. 
20 of the coolest Christmas songs. If you don't already know it's not necessarily the best Christmas songs from this year, it's just a CDs worth of music for me to share with my friends in preference to a boring Christmas card. Let me know what you like and what you don't in the comment section or by the twitters @xmassongblog
Of course if there's another song you think we might like then drop us a line about that too.

Anyways onto this years selections.
Xmas Time Of the Year - Green Day I Don’t Wanna Wait Til Christmas - Summer Camp Xmas for the Jews - Rogue Wave Angels We Have Heard On High - Sufjan Stevens Christmas Will Break Your Heart - LCD Soundsystem The Christmas Waltz -Lisa Hannigan Do You Hear What I Hear - Mark Kozelek Dirt Sledding - The Killers Alone on Christmas Day - Phoenix Last Christmas On Pl…

The First few Christmas songs of 2016 - Best Coast and Marika Hackman

Aside from a few efforts it's been a slow start few indie Christmas tunes this year but the good stuff is starting to trickle through.

We've already blogged our disappointment at She and Him's effort and the Killers released a compilation album with only one extra track and it was a spoken word one at that. A shame but at least it's for a very worth cause so get that here when it's released on CD December 9th.

We've had a Best Coast song on our playlists before albeit with Wavves that time. This year they have provided an original song for an Amazon Prime exclusive. I'll pass on the Christmas TV but the songs a rather bouncy indie affair. It's like they were deliberately trying to get on this blog to be honest because it's right up our street. Check it out below, I do believe it's available now.
Also on our radar and soon to be released is Marika Hackman's Christmas ep. She's graced our playlists with her versions of O Come, O Come Emm…