From original holiday albums created by indie artists to classic yuletide covers, this playlist is the cheer you should be spreading to your ears this season.
We all know Spotify doesn’t give its artists their two cents (both literally and figuratively). And let’s not even get started on Amazon—please don’t cop music (or anything!) from the trillion-dollar enterprise that treats its employees like crap. In the era of corporate music sales and streams, it’s Bandcamp that really stepped up its game this year.
2020 has been hard on everyone, but particularly artists. They’re already a struggling community, many working service industry and other jobs that the pandemic either put on halt or eliminated altogether. Plus, this year made it impossible for any musician to make an income from live shows or touring.
Bandcamp has been trying to help musicians out this year by making the first Friday of every month completely for them—meaning 100 percent of the profits from anything purchased via Bandcamp that day went directly to the artist. That’s exactly why you should show your support for Bandcamp’s action and these indie artists—with your help, a struggling and essential community can continue surviving. To get you started, here are a few holiday albums and playlists for this year that you should be listening to.
Sara Noelle, Christmas At Sea
The Dollyrots, All I Want for Christmas
The Dears & Murray A. Light Burn, Christmas Love 7″
I Am The Manic Whale, Christmas Selection Box
Sofia Talvik, Notes for Christmas
Jherek Bischoff, Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire Walk With Me
The Myrrhderers, The Myrrhderers Sleigh Christmas
The Dirty River Jazz Band, Merry Christmas With Love
Arts & Crafts Productions, Home for the Holidays (Artist Comp.)
Waylan St. Palan & The Magic Elves, Old Fashioned Christmas
Sofa City Sweetheart, Christmas on the Sofa