Christmas music sucks. Well, kinda. It’s a lot more tolerable when a band you love put their spin on it, at least. Classics with a hip-hop or rock flavor are great, but when an artist tackles an original holiday ditty, we have even more respect! We’ve been critical of her this year, but we are really loving Lady Gaga’s Christmas track a lot.
Here then, we offer our first annual LA Slush Christmas Music Mix. We are listening to this today while wrapping presents (that we bought yesterday… last minute mama!) and yes, making cookies.
Ya know there’s nothing wrong with tradition and rituals and even commercialism. (Yeah, we said it… and we plan to commercialize the hell out of this blog in 2012, so stay tuned!) But if we’re gonna shake it up, we’re gonna do it musically! So, while we include faves The Beach Boys’ “Lil St. Nick,” we also got Fear’s “Fuck Christmas,” and tons covers of the classics by our favorites: The Ramones, Fiona Apple, X, to name a few. Also, a few tracks that aren’t Xmas tunes per se, but do make sense. Can you figure out how?
So happy holidays LA Slush readers! Thanks for reading this site and expect more blogalicious gifts from us next year!
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Below, the full mix list if you want to buy on iTunes or other music site.
Ramones – Merry Christmas
The Waitresses – Christmas Wrapping
The Raveonettes – The Christmas Song
The Rolling Stones – You Can’t Always Get What You Want
X – Jingle Bells
No Doubt – Oi To The World
Run D.M.C. – Christmas Is
The Vandals – My First Christmas (As A Woman)
The Cramps – Green Door
The White Stripes – Red Rain
Madonna – Santa Baby
The Dandy Warhols – Little Drummer Boy
Fiona Apple – Frosty The Snowman
Peaches – Bag It
Richard Cheese – Do They Know It’s Christmas
The Temptations – Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Kanye West – Christmas In Harlem
Steel Panther – Sexy Santa
The Beach Boys – Little Saint Nick
Chuck Berry – Run Rudolph Run
She & Him – Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
JAY-Z – Hard Knock Life
Luscious Jackson – Let It Snow
Lady Gaga – Christmas Tree
Zolar X – Holiday On Mars
Johnny Cash – Personal Jesus
Cheech & Chong – Santa Claus And His Old Lady
Fear – Fuck Christmas