Out Of The Box Christmas Playlist & Player


Christmas Out Of The Box Merry Christmas! Every holiday season brings different versions of classic and traditional Christmas music. How about a little change? This Out Of The Box Christmas playlist has some of the best music for the holiday season that you haven’t heard yet.

In place of traditional or classic songs like Silent Night, Jingle Bells, or Angels We Have Heard On High, we’ll explore a new kind of Christmas songwriting from indie artists Little & Ashley, Drew Holcolmb and the Neighbors, Matthew Mayfield, Over The Rhine and much more. A non-traditional indie Christmas special that will make you want to go grab these fun and intriguing holiday music collections to share with your friends and family. Enjoy!

Hour 1 Playlist

Avi Wisnia. “Maoz Tsur (Rock Of Ages” Scew The Holidays Vol 2. Screw Pop Culture, 2015. 01:10

The Killers. “Don’t Shoot Me Santa” (RED) Christmas EP. The Island Def Jam Records, 2011. 04:03
The Killers. “Joseph, Better You Than Me” (RED) Christmas EP. The Island Def Jam Records, 2011. 04:51

Miranda Dodson. “Peace On Earth Tonight” It’s Merry Christmas Time Collection. Miranda Dodson, 2015. 03:22
Miranda Dodson. “It’s Merry Christmas Time” It’s Merry Christmas Time Collection. Miranda Dodson, 2015. 03:11
Over The Rhine. “Darlin’ (Christmas Is Coming” Snow Angels. BEAT MANAGEMENT INC, 2008. 03:35

Little & Ashley. “Winter Night” Winter Night-Single. Little & Ashley, 2010. 02:40
Sufjan Stevens. “Christmas Woman” Ashtmatic Kitty Digital Sampler, Winter 2014. Asthmatic Kitty Records, 2014. 05:33

Sufjan Stevens. “Christmas In The Room” Silver & Gold. Asthmatic Kitty Records, 2012. 04:23

Rosie Thomas. “Christmas Don’t Be Late” A Very Rosie Christmas Sampler. Rosie Thomas, 2013. 06:40
Sleeping At Last. “Christmas Is All Around (Love, Actually)” Christmas Collection 2015. Sleeping At Last, 2015. 02:54

The Barr Brothers. “Dear Mrs. Claus” 2011 Paste Christmas Sampler. Paste Music, 2011. 03:50
Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors. “Everything’s Changed At Christmas But You” Give Hope This Christmas-A Gift From Blood: Water Mission. Blood: Water Mission, 2013. 03:40
Matthew Mayfield. “Maybe This Christmas” 72 Songs/Every Release. Matthew Mayfield, 2013. 03:22

Forever The Sickest Kids. “Mistletoe Is For Quitters” Give Hope This Christmas-A Gift From Blood: Water Mission. Blood: Water Mission, 2013. 03:19
Nikki Lane. “FaLaLaLaLove Ya” An American Christmas. Nikki Lane, 2014. 03:00

Hour 2 Playlist

Avi Wisnia. “Maoz Tsur (Rock Of Ages)” Screw The Holidays Vol 2. Screw Pop Culture, 2015. 01:00

The Active Set. “Making Out (Is The Best Part Of Christmas)” Screw The Holidays Vol 2. Screw Pop Culture, 2014. 03:33
CrossTie. “It’s Christmas Again” Screw The Holidays Vol 1. Screw Pop Culture, 2014. 03:55
They Might Be Giants. “Santa’s Beard” Lincoln. Idlewild Recordings, 1989. 01:53

Emery. “(Ho Ho Hey) A Way For Santa’s Sleigh” Happy Christmas: A Tooth and Nail Christmas. Tooth and Nail, 2012. 03:15
Dido. “Christmas Day” A Very Special Christmas Vol 5. Special Olympics International, 2001. 04:02
ArchiS. “Winter Time” Indie for The Holidays-An Amazon Music Original. Amazon Music, 2015. 03:17

Death Cab For Cutie. “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” Maybe This Christmas Tree. Nettwerk Productions, 2013. 03:03
Ivan & Alyosha. “Being Home For Christmas” Indie for The Holidays-An Amazon Music Original. Amazon Music, 2015. 03:54

J Roddy Walston & The Business. “Jesus Gonna Do His Best” Paste Holdiay Sampler 2013. Paste Music, 2013. 03:08
The Civil Wars. “O Come O Come Emmanuel” Tracks in The Snow. sensibility recordings, 2011. 03:39

Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou. “in The Bleak Midwinter” Festivus!. Trevor Moss, 2013. 02:55
Endorphine Annie. “Whatta Bummer Bein’ Single At Christmastime” Screw The Holidays Vol 2. Screw Pop Culture, 2015. 02:38

Blues Traveler. “Christmas” A Very Special Christmas Vol 3. Special Olympics International, 1999. 05:48
Travis. “River ” Christmas Calling. Independence Ltd, 2003. 03:53

The Young International. “This Year” Give Hope This Christmas-A Gift From Blood: Water Mission. Blood: Water Mission, 2013. 39:03:39
Jonny Coull. “Last Train To Bethlehem” Screw The Holidays Vol 1. Screw Pop Culture, 2015. 05:05

DGrantSmith

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