So long as we’re being honest this holiday season, I rather dislike Christmas music. I have nothing against the holiday itself, nor the decorations or anything else related to it save for the songs. To me, the words “timeless classic” just bother me to no end. I’ve been listening to these songs every single year since I was born, and I know all the words, and unless you’re totally doing a new twist on them, I don’t want to hear your rendition. If you’ve got an original Christmas song, good for you, but it’s exceptionally challenging to write a good song based around this holiday. Actually, holiday themed songs in general are bad, unless you’re talking about Valentines Day, because any love song will do. But I do hope someday I’ll hear some really amazing new Christmas songs that I can consider to be the “new classics” for the holiday. We can all learn the words to them, and then become tired of them 20 years later. Until that happens, I’ll stick with the non-holiday stuff. Don’t let that scare you away from some of the holiday-themed tracks below. I’ll even recommend a couple. Today’s Pick Your Poison delights include tracks from Dani Shay, David Bronson, E4RTH, Fitz & the Tantrums, Mitzi, Pascal Pinion and Sunglasses. In the Soundcloud section (after the jump), please enjoy streaming songs from And So I Watch You From Afar, Jamaican Queens, Jonti, Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s remix of Sky Ferreira, as well as something new from STRFKR.
Unlike Pluto – Icicle Engineer
And So I Watch You From Afar – Like A Mouse
Caitlin Rose – I Was Cruel
Jamaican Queens – Kids Get Away
Jonti – Christmas Worm
Sky Ferreira – Everything Is Embarrassing (Unknown Mortal Orchestra Remix)
STRFKR – While I’m Alive