The Appetizer Christmas Special 2014 Playlist

TA-Christmas It’s that time of year again, when honestly I’ve tried to hide under something very dense to be shielded from the barrage of the same dull 20 Christmas songs played ad nauseum on every TV, radio, shopping store, etc channel out there. It started just before Thanksgiving. And now the holiday is nearly here.
Thankfully, we have a Mary Poppins-like medicine for this predicament. I actually do enjoy non-traditional and unconventional holiday music this time of year. More originally crafted songs about the season, what it means, and creatively cultivated tunes from new and emerging artists are what this year’s Christmas Special is all about.
Yes, you will notice a few songs that are making a return this year that we’ve featured in the past (most notably from The Killers), but there are quite a few new songs as well. I do hope you enjoy!
Merry Christmas and happy holidays!

Song / Length / Artist / Album / Label / Year released / Purchase Link

Hour 1 Playlist

Siberian Sleigh Ride / 3:11 / Trans-Siberian Orchestra / The Lost Christmas Eve / Lava Records / 2004 /
iTunes

Joy to the World / 2:56 / PawnShop Kings / Snow Globe: A Christmas Collection / Elevation Worship / 2013 / Unavailable

Don’t Shoot Me Santa / 4:04 / The Killers / (RED) Christmas – EP / The Island Def Jam Music Group / 2011 /
iTunes

Mistletoe is for Quitters / 3:19 / Forever the Sickest Kids / Mistletoe is for Quitters – Single / Forever the Sickest Kids / 2011 /
iTunes

Everybody Deserves A Merry Christmas / 4:58 / Ronnie Fauss / An Americana Christmas / New West Records / 2014 / iTunes

FaLaLaLaLove Ya / 3:26 / Nikki Lane / An Americana Christmas / New West Records / 2014 /
iTunes

Last Train to Bethlehem / 5:06 / Johnny Coull / Screw the Holidays Vol 1 / Manta Ray Records / 2014 /
iTunes

It’s Christmas Again / 3:55 / CrossTie / Screw the Holidays Vol 1 / Manta Ray Records / 2014 /
iTunes

I Heard the Bells On Christmas Day / 4:42 / Pedro the Lion / Maybe This Christmas Tree / Nettwerk Productions / 2004 / iTunes

(Ho Ho Hey) A Way For Santa’s Sleigh / 3:15 / Emery / Happy Christmas: A Tooth and Nail Christmas / Capitol Christian Music Group / 2006 /
iTunes

Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) / 3:03 / Death Cab for Cutie / Maybe This Christmas Tree / Nettwerk Productions / 2004 /
iTunes

Christmas / 3:43 / Leona Naess / Leona Naess / Geffen Records / 2003 /
iTunes

Someday At Christmas / 2:11 / Jack Johnson / This Warm December: Brushfire Holiday’s, Vol. 1 / Brushfire Records / 2008 / iTunes

Carol Of The Bells / 3:53 / Mae / Happy Christmas: A Tooth and Nail Christmas / Capitol Christian Music Group / 2006 / iTunes

Happy Christmas (War Is Over) / 4:33 / The Rocketboys / Happy Christmas (War Is Over) – Single / The Rocketboys / 2009 / Unavailable

Tracks in the Snow / 3:51 / The Civil Wars / Tracks in the Snow – Single / sensibility recordings / 2010 /
iTunes

Hour 2 Playlist

A Snowflake Fell (And It Felt Like a Kiss) / 4:22 / Glasvegas / A Snowflake Fell (And It Felt Like a Kiss) – EP / Sony Music Entertainment / 2009 /
iTunes

River (Joni Mitchell Cover) / 3:53 / Travis / Christmas Calling / Sony Music Entertainment / 2003 /
Amazon

Real Old Fashioned Christmas / 2:56 / Sage Melcher and the Laura Dubin Trio / Real Old Fashioned Christmas – Single / delplato music industries / 2014 /
iTunes

Till The End Of The Year (By Buy By) / 4:24 / Anna Nalick / All Is Bright / Various Labels / 2014 /
Amazon Prime Music

Under Any Limb / 3:11 / Ruby The Rabbitfoot / All Is Bright / Various Labels / 2014 /
Amazon Prime Music

Do You Hear What I Hear / 3:32 / Copeland / Maybe This Christmas Tree / Nettwerk Productions / 2004 /
iTunes

Why Can’t It Be Christmas Time All Year / 4:25 / Rosie Thomas / A Very Rosie Christmas / Sing-A-Long Records / 2013 / iTunes

This Year / 3:39 / The Young International / Give Hope This Christmas / Blood:Water Mission / 2013 /
Noisetrade

Here Comes Christmas / 3:38 / To Tell / A Very Indie Christmas / Various Labels / 2008 /
Indie Vision Music

Christmas Time / 3:32 / Esterlyn / A Very Indie Christmas / Various Labels / 2008 /
Indie Vision Music

Let it Snow ft. For Summer Hopes / 3:24 / Coolfield / A Very Indie Christmas / Various Labels / 2008 /
Indie Vision Music

Darlin’ (Christmas is Coming) / 3:36 / Over The Rhine / Snow Angels / Beat Management / 2008 /
iTunes

Carol of the Bells / 2:04 / The Bird And The Bee / Carol Of The Bells – Single / The Blue Note Label Group / 2007 / iTunes

Silver Bells / 2:51 / Alice Smith / The Hotel Cafe Presents Winter Songs / Sony Music Entertainment / 2008 /
iTunes

Maybe Next Christmas / 3:22 / Matthew Mayfield / 72 Songs | Every Release / Matthew Mayfield / 2013 / Unavailable

Santa Please ’10 / 4:39 / SloFunkPump / SloFunkPump / M.C.D. Music Publishing / 2013 /
iTunes

Merry Christmas, Here’s To Many More / 3:51 / Relient K / Let It Snow Baby… Let It Reindeer / Gotee Records / 2007 / iTunes

DGrantSmith

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