Indie Holiday Music | 2011

In the spirit of the winter season, whether your celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Diwali, Kwanzaa or any other holiday I may have forgotten about, chances are that over the past month you’ve heard your fair share of traditional Christmas music.

While some people might eat that stuff up as they prepare for the holidays, we here at the TBT find it hard to cope with sometimes in the wake of all good music holiday alternatives that do exist, but seem to go unnoticed in mainstream media.

That being said, it is my honor to bring you our first annual list of holiday songs that you probably didn’t hear on the radio or at the mall.


Kanye West – Christmas In Harlem (feat. Cam’ron, Jim Jones, CyHi Da Prynce, Pusha T, Big Sean, Teyana Taylor, Big Sean & Musiq Soulchild)

Download audio file (01-Christmas-In-Harlem-feat.-Camron-Jim-Jones-CyHi-Da-Prynce-Pusha-T-Big-Sean-Teyana-Taylor-Big-Sean-Musiq-Soulchild.mp3)

She & Him – The Christmas Waltz

Download audio file (01-The-Christmas-Waltz.mp3)

Sufjan Stevens – Christmas In The Room

Download audio file (04-Christmas-In-The-Room.mp3)

Beach House – I Do Not Care For The Winter Sun

Download audio file (01-I-Do-Not-Care-For-The-Winter-Sun.mp3)

Slow Club – Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)

Download audio file (02christmasbabypleasecomehome.mp3)

Mumford & Sons – Winter Winds

Download audio file (Winter-Winds.mp3)

The Walkmen – In the New Year

Download audio file (04-In-the-New-Year.mp3)

John Lennon – Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

Download audio file (19-Happy-Xmas-War-Is-Over.mp3)

Albert Hammond, Jr – Holiday

Download audio file (09-Holiday.mp3)

Passion Pit – All These Trees

Download audio file (All-These-Trees.mp3)

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