by Ashley Alongi and Olivia Billbrough
It’s that time of year again: blinking lights, tall evergreen trees and the knowledge that if you’re an old white man with a beard, you should definitely not be wearing red. And the music, the music that starts to play throughout department stores in October. Christmas Music is the first sign that the holiday season is beginning. But you don’t have to listen to the same Charlie Brown Christmas CD (however amazing and nostalgic it may be), for there are so many amazing covers of classic songs and even some awesome originals by some pretty cool bands.
Sufjan Stevens, We Three Kings
fun., Sleigh Ride
Rocket to the Moon, Do You Hear What I Hear?
She & Him, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Michael Buble, Let it Snow!
Rock (Alt, Pop, and Everything in Between)
The Killers, The Cowboy’s Christmas Ball
Last Christmas, Jimmy Eat World
Santa Stole My Girlfriend, the Maine
Yule Shoot Your Eye Out, Fall Out Boy
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home), Death Cab for Cutie
Barenaked Ladies, Footprints
Christmas in Hollis, Run DMC
Kanye West, Cam’ron, Jim Jones, Vado, Cyhi Da Prynce, Pusha-T, Musiq Soulchild, Teyana Taylor, and Big Sean, Christmas in Harlem
Someday at Christmas, Justin Bieber
Christmas at 22, Wonder Years
Space Christmas, Allo Darlin’