An Indie Holiday Music Playlist

Holiday entertaining can be both joyful and stressful. While making cocktails and decorating the tree might satisfy your inner elf, other tasks – such as curating the perfect musical accompaniment to your party – could make you more of a grinch.

If you’re stuck for musical inspiration, here are 15 songs to have on repeat this festive season. These songs avoid major clichés (for the most part) and are sung by your favourite indie artists. Your guests are sure to be singing all night long.

“Blue Christmas” – Bright Eyes

“Baby It’s Cold Outside” – She & Him

“Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” – Death Cab for Cutie

“The First Snowflake” – The Boy Least Likely To

“Last Christmas” – Florence & The Machine

“Santa Stole My Lady” – Fitz & The Tantrums

“White Winter Hymnal” – Fleet Foxes

“The Christmas Song” – Weezer

“Santa Bring My Baby Back to Me” – Belle and Sebastian

“All These Trees” – Passion Pit

“I Want You Back (For Christmas)” – September Girls

“Carol of the Bells” – The Bird and The Bee

“Christmas Reindeer” – The Knife

“Come On! Let’s Boogey to the Elf Dance” – Sufjan Stevens

“Have Yourself  A Merry Little Christmas” – My Morning Jacket

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