Want to be in the holiday spirit, but you’re sick of old fashioned holiday music?
Well, look no further. This list will get you ready to snuggle up by the fire with a cup of hot chocolate and a pile of presents ready to be ripped open. You’ll feel jolly in no time listening to this all-indie playlist of holiday songs released this year.
Some are sweet and slow, while others will rock you around the Christmas tree or whatever holiday shrine you put up.
So press play and happy holidays!
PUP “(Christmas) Kids”
A holiday-cheer spin on the pop-punk group’s popular dark hit “Kids.”
Jeremy & the Harlequins “A Chinese Restaurant”
Bluesy-indie rock about a sad blue holiday meal.
SASAMI, lil drmr bb
A three-song EP dedicated to turning Chrismas classics into experimental indie synth-rock.
The Lone Bellow “Marshmallow World”
This rockin’ rendition of the holiday classic made famous by Dean Martin and Darlene Love turns even the coldest most inhospitable winter weather into a time for play, and a whipped cream day.
Oh Wonder “This Christmas”
A slower, sweeter one for those spending the holidays with their romantic partners.
Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors, Let It Snow
This three-song EP of Christmas cheer was made for the indie music lover.
Piebald, Piebald Presents to You, A Musical Christmas Adventure
As a Christmas present for pop-punk lovers yearning for new holiday tunes, Piebald recorded an EP of original but still classic seasonal songs.
Andrew Bird, Hark!
Andrew Bird, indie inspiration to everyone, now gives us some serious Christmas spirit vibes.
Lucy Dacus “Last Christmas”
Don’t let her sass throw you off—this cover of the classic Wham! song will really get you groovin’ this Christmas.
The Regrettes (ft. Dylan Minnette) “Holiday-ish”
Puss N Boots, Dear Santa…
An epic indie-trifecta giving you powerful vocals and sugary melodies to keep you sweet this Christmas.