This December we’re ushering out 2015 in a new way. Join us as we count down 31 Days Of Awesome and give you something new to do, see, make, eat, or buy every day. Today’s awesome comes in the form of discovering new favourite tunes.
When it comes to Christmas, we do not mess around with our music. Every season needs an anthem, but when the holidays roll around, hearing the same 15 songs sang over and over again can get a bit tedious. Though the classics will never die, (we’re still not over Carly Rae Jepsen’s Last Christmas), something new every now and then would be refreshing. So for today’s dose of holiday awesome, we’re going to help you find a new favourite song to jam out to this December.
Phoenix – Alone On Christmas Day
This track is a cover of an obscure Beach Boys song from the ’70s. So obscure in fact, that when the band asked the Beach Boys for permission to cover it, they didn’t even remember that they wrote the song. Consider this track the upbeat and happy response to the vibe-killing I’ll Be Home For Christmas. Also Bill Murray is on this track, because he’s Bill Murray.
The Weather Girls – Dear Santa Bring Me a Man
This track is for all the singles looking for a man to snuggle up with by the Christmas fireplace. The same fierce duo that thanked Mother Nature for making it rain men have redirected their pleas to Saint Nick. “I’ve been a good girl all year long / I done my best right or wrong” they sing.
Kelly Clarkson – Underneath The Tree
Clarkson’s 2013 Christmas album Wrapped In Red has given us some of the best original holiday songs in the past 10 years. So if you haven’t listened to it (read: aren’t yet obsessed with it), here’s your reminder to not sleep on it!
Fitz & The Tantrums – Santa Stole My Lady
We imagine this was written by the father of the kid behind I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus. This track is surprisingly groovy and catchy despite telling the story of Santa stealing your lover, kidnapping her and then escaping up the the chimney sweep.
Sufjan Stevens – Christmas In The Room
Sufjan Stevens really likes Christmas. He didn’t record just one song. Or even a single Christmas album. The man literally 10 volumes of over 100 songs, covers and originals. You’re bound to find new holiday jam within his (giant) catalogue. Here’s ours.