Alone for Christmas

lonely-christmas-300x300These are a bunch of songs to cry, drink, or curl up in a ball too. With my first mix, I’m trying to appeal to Christmas music haters. I love Christmas, but I also know what a rough time it is for so many people who feel isolated and overwhelmed by the persistent and grating holiday spirit. Being alone on Christmas can be a drag, but revelling and identifying with other people who share that experience can totally help, or at least obsure the sounds of those goddamned jingle bells.

 

Tracklist (and where you can get these kickass songs for yourselves):

  1. Grey Cup Sunday – Jim Bryson
  2. I’ll be Walking the Floor This Christmas – Ernest Tubb
  3. Christmas Just Ain’t Christmas – Pondertone with the Blue Grass Boogiemen
  4. Blue Christmas – Matt Andersen
  5. Strung Out Like the Lights (At Christmastime) – Dodd Farrelle
  6. Xmas in the Jailhouse – Ox
  7. Ex Miss Right – Rockhouse Brothers
  8. The Ice of Boston – The Dismemberment Plan
  9. Just Because It’s Christmas – Skiffle and the Piffles
  10. Dear Santa – Mr. Little Jeans
  11. (It’s Going to be a) Lonely Christmas – Marshall Crenshaw
  12. Nothing Left to Do (Let’s Make This Christmas Blue) – The Both
  13. Last Winter (Featuring Chris Shannon) – Charlotte Cornfield
  14. A Dollar Short of Happy – Nick Lowe
  15. Just Me And These Ponies (For Christmas This Year) – Corb Lund
  16. Christmas Angel – Stompin’ Tom Connors
  17. Pretty Paper – Bill Ostrander
  18. Mary – Lou Barlow
  19. Sings a Christmas Song – B.A. Johnston
  20. Could’ve Been Summer – Maggie Chapman
  21. River – Joni Mitchell
  22. 2,000 Miles = Mark Kozelek
  23. Happy Hanukkah – The Burning Hell

 

 

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