Every day since December 1, I've been posting one per day on Facebook of what I call non-traditional pop Christmas songs. Why? Well, I don't play any of those stupid FB games, I don't follow astrology, and I don't do any of the other dumb things most FBers do (sometimes I think Facebook is the last refuge for people who were too stupid to make it at AOL).
Anyway that makes 21 songs so far, and of course there are still a few days left before the season officially ends, so I'll update this later. I'm not going to embed all these songs here because posts with several videos really bog down my old computer, but here are the links and you can click over if you're interested.
A few of these songs are taken from traditional Christmas songs, but they are significantly different from the usual boring, rote regurgitations of these songs. So here they are in the order I posted them. All YouTube links except where noted.
Over The Rhine - All I Ever Get for Christmas is Blue
Rosie Thomas - Christmas Don't Be Late
Joni Mitchell - River
Torero Band - Silent Night
The Pretenders - 2000 Miles (NOTE: the original link I used is giving me a "blocked in your country" notice now for some reason, but it was here)
Wayfarer - The Holly & The Ivy
Vince Guaraldi Trio - O Christmas Tree
Twisted Sister - I'll Be Home for Christmas
Cocteau Twins - Frosty the Snowman
Ronnie Fauss - Everybody Deserves a Merry Christmas (soundcloud link)
Ralph Stanley - I'm Going Home, It's Christmas Time
Bunch Of Believers - Room in Your Heart
The Pogues (feat. Kirsty MacColl) - Fairytale of New York
Dustin Kensrue - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
Dr. Doofenshmirtz (Phineas & Ferb) - I Really Don't Hate Christmas
Caravan Of Thieves - I Don't Want Anything for Christmas
Rachel Platten - You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
Heaven & Hell (Ronnie James Dio) - God Bless Ye Merry Gentlemen
Brave Combo - Must Be Santa
Meiko - Maybe Next Year
Matt Wertz - Snow Globe
Bob Walkenhorst - Christmas in Nashville
Hayes Carll - Grateful for Christmas
Dan Fogelberg - Same Auld Lang Syne
Robert Earl Keen - Merry Christmas from the Family
Kate Miller-Heidke - The Day After Christmas
So there they are.