Actually Listenable Christmas Music

Obviously NSFW in any fashion:

https://youtu.be/NzYKGTj2-hU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZELjIqHQlUY

If you like Devo, Mark Mothersbaugh did an album called Joyeux Mutato.
Also not Christmas technically, but it’s a good time of year to make a playlist of all your favorite music from video game ice worlds.

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Oh yeah. I would be remiss not to toss in a KPop Xmas song. Most of them are sappy ballad types that I’m not into, but at least Crayon Pop provided this masterpiece.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCPFK61Yu3M

I just decided I’m gonna bump Brenda Lee and John Lennon down to make room for Stevie in the 4 slot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y__tczZDkTo

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaPj1GoDpQw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADbJLo4x-tk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXQViqx6GMY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPPCPqDINEk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nud2TQNahaU

The order of my top 5 changes from year to year but this is a solid lineup as is.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wid6EJnAKrY

That Little Drummer Boy Version is all that is good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOaPGGU2pb0

My girlfriend is a classical singer, and often performs as a soloists for choir concerts. Christmas can be a busy time. Here is my favourite piece of hers:

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pxfgiq6PZvc

To me, this is the REAL “All I Want for Christmas is You” because I freaking hate that Mariah Carey song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoJxigEuVC4

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Guys I found the best sad Christmas song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLvU-eSbFD0

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I could listen to this on repeat for hours, and I don’t even celebrate Christmas. This song gives me chills every time I listen to it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rayDO-gS4Q

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For when it’s Christmas but you’re still feeling Halloween

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wbRmDVU638

Much of this is reposted from the prior forum.

Christmas Albums:

Tori Amos’s Midwinter Graces album is magical. It has original pieces and traditional pieces. Here are few selections.

https://youtu.be/9WRadr3HB0I

https://youtu.be/riCoTRnkSXE

https://youtu.be/2zcOltx6jxU

Barenaked Ladies’ Barenaked for the Holidays album is fun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGVNzgUxE-g

Carole King’s A Holiday Carole album is a gem.

https://youtu.be/w3ey_kpPu2Q

https://youtu.be/yLWPw448-N0

A Sesame Street Christmas (a favorite of mine since childhood and it still holds up)

https://youtu.be/0Kc6MNITzL0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWGQAwBHBJE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhaFaWvNLIE

Single songs I enjoy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAK9Pj5-QXY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33Wv0SQuqCc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAzNwUfWj48

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWLfSInlZ6Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQQU2ykEQqo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKG5iJb2kSY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQWQj6AiM20&list=PLOL_5IvvTk_-STulmRn4XG-MCfsiJ8Jd6&index=9

The most badass Christmas choral piece I have ever had the pleasure of singing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wayMn7vUEM

The lyrics are so friggin’ great.

This little Babe so few days old
Is come to rifle Satan’s fold;
All hell doth at His presence quake,
Though He Himself for cold doth shake;
For in this weak unarmed wise
The gates of hell He will surprise.

With tears He fights and wins the field,
His tiny breast stands for a shield;
His battering shot are babish cries,
His arrows looks of weeping eyes,
His martial ensigns cold and need,
And feeble flesh His warrior’s steed.

His camp is builded in a stall,
His bulwark but a broken wall,
The crib His trench, haystalks His stakes,
Of shepherds He His army makes;
And thus, as sure His foe to wound,
The angels’ trumps the charge now sound.

My soul with Christ join thou in fight;
Stick to His tents, the place of might.
Within His crib is surest ward;
This little Babe will be thy Guard.
If thou wilt foil thy foes with joy,
Then flit not from this heav’nly Boy!

How did I forget about a Muppet Christmas Carol?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eSx9lxjfOQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbtFu1nWN6s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzcUQuImIBY

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Incorrect, it doesn’t have a perfectly functional gravy recipe in it.

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Gravy recipes aren’t sad; they’re the opposite.
So Lizzie is indeed correct. There’s no gravy, so people aren’t happy.

Making a slight revision on my top 5, removing the waitresses with this one instead (forgot about it at the time).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cglLJJ0Czo8