A friend just asked me if I’d share my Christmas Song Shortlist (pulled from over 250 Christmas songs I’ve collected over time). So I thought while I’ll get him the actual songs, I’ll also share the list and CD cover here. If you want to hear it, let me know. 

By the way, there are some sources where I find new songs every year. Because I’m in Germany this Christmas, my resources are limited – so I’m afraid I’m missing out on some 2012 Christmas song awesomeness. If you have heard any great holiday songs I’ve missed out on, please add a title or link in the comments. Thank you. 

1    Christmas Day (I Wish I Was Surfing)     –     Emmy The Great & Tim Wheeler
2    Black Christmas     –     Poly Styrene
3    Post Apocalypse Christmas     –     Gruff Rhys
4    Last Christmas     –     Florence & the Machine
5    The Christmas Waltz     –     She & Him
6    Faith     –     Kate Nash
7    Silent Night     –     The Kills
8    Blue Christmas     –     Sharon Van Etten
9    Are You Coming Over For Christmas?     –     Belle and Sebastian
10    No Christmas For Me     –     Zee Avi
11    Christmas In Prison     –     Emmy The Great & Lightspeed Champion
12    Christmas Reindeer     –     The Knife
13    Is this Christmas?     –     The Wombats
14    Christmas Feels Like Halloween     –     The Sky Drops
15    I Wish It Was Christmas Today     –     Julian Casablancas
16    Merry Christmas, Baby (Please Don’t Die)     –     Dum Dum Girls
17    Christmas (Baby, please come home)     –     The Raveonettes
18    Silent Night (Noapte De Vis)     –     Glasvegas
19    Christmas Day     –     Jim White
20    Fairytale Of New York (with Kirsty MacColl)        The Pogues
21    Put The Loot In The Boot Santa     –     Mae West

Note on the CD cover: the British guitar Christmas ornament I just gave to my brother today, who has a refined taste in, you guessed it, British music. 

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