The Love Me Nots revamped the originally released by Elvis Presley in 1957 on Elvis’ Christmas Album, “Santa Bring My Baby Back to Me”. If you want your holiday to be extra rocking, just listen to this track a few times and see if you don’t up the energy a few notches. Listen here.
The Hill in Mind really went for it this year. Instead of recording just a track, they put out an EP full of holiday fun. Four songs, and not just jangly renditions of overplayed classics, appear on Christmas, The Hill in Mind. The Hill in Mind introduced me to “Huron Carol”, a Canadian Christmas hymn that I’ll probably listen to a hundred times this week. Closing out the EP is “Auld Lang Syne” to help you bring in the New Year. Listen to Christmas, The Hill in Mind here.
Fairy Bones is known for combining powerful rocknroll with extra fierce vocal prowess and they bring both to this soon-to-be holiday classic. “A Fairy Christmas” is a warning to the naughty and the nice with an extra helping of chutzpah. Listen to “A Fairy Christmas” by Fairy Bones here!
Get ready for the Trippiest version of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” you’ve ever heard. Field Tripp offers up a holiday classic with their own stylized spin on it. A little more anguished than cheery, you really feel Rudolph’s interior struggle with this one. Listen to “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” here.
Snailmate tosses a darker track into the holiday mix with “Christmas Intent: $h***y”. Expect some scotch and uncomfortable familiy moments from this song which starts with the line, “You froze my heart on Christmas Eve.” If you plan to spend the holiday curled up in a ball under the misteltoe, this song is for you. Listen here.
“White Trash Christmas”
“Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”