Alternative Christmas songs

1 White Wine in The Sun by Tim Minchin:

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Comic Tim takes a more serious and sentimental tone than you might expect.

2 Get Behind Santa by Sufjan Stevens:

Has all the traits that make Sufjan so popular, including great hooks, fun lyrics and a superb melody.

3 Silver Bells by Bright Eyes: Charming Christmas album with all proceeds going to the battle AIDS.

4 Carol of the Bells by The Bird and the Bee:

Jazz-influenced electronic act transforms an old Christmas song into a great piece of psychedelic pop.

5 Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer by Jack Johnson: A very relaxed and laid back version of the Christmas classic.

6 Baby Please Come Home by Death Cab for Cutie: Indie darlings play it straight with a lovely cover.

7 My First Xmas (As a Woman) by The Vandals: The most 'out-there' Christmas track you'll ever hear!

8 Santa Claus by Bob Dylan:

Great example of Dylan reinventing traditional songs.

9 Dance Till We're High by The Fireman: Uplifting track from Paul McCartney's side project.

10 A Bizarre Christmas Incident by Ben Folds Five: A delightful yet chaotic pop tune.

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