A Burning Ear Christmas – Part 1: Original Jams

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It’s crazy to think about it but Christmas is right around the corner! However, while most blogs are geeking out over their best of the year/decade lists (umm… it’s not over yet, dudes) I’ve been working to collect a couple X-mas mixes for the holiday season. If you are anything like me you can’t handle getting too deep into Christmas music until the date looms a bit closer, so I figured I would start slow. Today I’ve got a mix of pretty snazzy original Christmas songs by some great artists. Start easing yourself into the holiday spirit and next week we will get into holiday standards covered by great bands. Do I need to mention that this mix fits nicely on a CD or in an iTunes playlist? No, you got that already? Good, good.

A Burning Ear Christmas Part 1 – Original Jams

Zip file at the above link. Tracklist and individual MP3s after the jump…

♫ Gil Mantera’s Party Dream – Brave New Christmas

♫ Slow Club – Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)

♫ The Wombats – Is This Christmas?

♫ Julian Casabancas – I Wish It Was Christmas Today

♫ Colby O’Donis – He’s The Best! Santa (The dude who sang on Gaga’s “Just Dance”)

♫ Something Corporate – Forget December

♫ Yeah Yeah Yeahs – All I Want For Christmas

♫ The Darkness – Christmas Time (Dont Let The Bells End)

♫ Save Ferris – Christmas Wrapping

♫ Coldplay – 2000 Miles

♫ Sufjan Stevens – Did I Make You Cry On Christmas Day? (Well, You Deserved It!)

♫ Master Slash Slave – All I Want For Christmas

♫ Frightened Rabbit – It’s Christmas So We’ll Stop

♫ Kurtis Blow – Christmas Rappin’

♫ Beck – The Little Drum Machine Boy

12 replies
  1. Brandon @ TBE
    Brandon @ TBE says:

    Oh nice, good to know. it wouldn't change the song's placement on this list though. Save Ferris's track is a semi-cover too and SNL songs aren't quite classics… yet :)

  2. Dom
    Dom says:

    say, isn't that Slow Club song a cover of one of the tracks off the Phil Spector Christmas album? It's a great version though! Thanks for the music, and sorry for the nit-picking.
    happy christmas from L'Amour Electronique!

  3. Brandon @ TBE
    Brandon @ TBE says:

    Yeah, I do remember reading that. This mix has a few covers but they are not of “classic” christmas songs, if you know what I mean. Anyway, it was just a loose way to split the Xmas jams into 2 smaller chunks. But thanks for the clarification. I am a humble man and always appreciate people getting my facts straight!

  4. Brandon @ TBE
    Brandon @ TBE says:

    Correctamundo, that's one of my favorite all time holiday jams. I probably should have put it in part 2 but I think some people would dispute the original Waitress' version as being a “classic.” You all are a tough crowd! But seriously, I like it. Keeps me on my toes.

  5. Brandon @ TBE
    Brandon @ TBE says:

    Correctamundo, that's one of my favorite all time holiday jams. I probably should have put it in part 2 but I think some people would dispute the original Waitress' version as being a “classic.” You all are a tough crowd! But seriously, I like it. Keeps me on my toes.

  6. Johnny V.
    Johnny V. says:

    I’d just like to say that Christmas Rappin’ is my most favouritest Christmas song of all time, and am super, super happy you not only know it but put it in this post!

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