Yes, it’s back. You knew it would be. And I’m posting it on 1st December again, even though some might consider that a bit early – but come on, look at the weather out there. Don’t you feel all Christmassy already? If you do, then it’s time to get your hands on this and get listening.

For the uninitiated – in 2007, with the help of my LiveJournal friends, I put together a Christmas compilation of my own, with a mixture of the handful of well-known Christmas songs I actually wasn’t sick of yet, along with some great suggestions for indie-orientated songs, a lot of which I hadn’t heard before. I’ve gradually honed the tracklisting since then – although this year I’ve made no changes – and posted it each December. People seem to enjoy it, so if you’ve been looking forward to getting your hands on a copy again, here it is!

(Note that although the tracklisting is the same as last year, at some point shortly I’ll be posting an additional RAR file containing a couple of “bonus tracks” that almost made inclusion this time but would have taken its length past the “fit on a CD” rule I set for myself. If you like the sound of them you can feel free to download them too and tack them on to the end.)

ntwscacaDownload Now That’s What Seb Calls A Christmas Album! (via Dropbox)

1. Vince Guaraldi Trio – Christmas Time Is Here (2:44)
2. Murray Gold & Neil Hannon – Song For Ten (3:29)
3. Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas Is You (4:01)
4. Fountains of Wayne – I Want an Alien For Christmas (2:19)
5. Loudon Wainwright III – Christmas Morning (3:49)
6. Low – Just Like Christmas (3:08)
7. The Ronettes – I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (2:41)
8. The Ventures – Sleigh Ride (2:22)
9. Grandaddy – Alan Parsons in a Winter Wonderland (2:59)
10. Bright Eyes – Blue Christmas (2:19)
11. Eels – Everything’s Gonna Be Cool This Christmas (2:48)
12. The Vandals – Oi To The World (2:15)
13. The Beach Boys – Little Saint Nick (2:10)
14. Zombina & The Skeletones – A Chainsaw For Christmas (3:11)
15. The Ramones – Merry Christmas (I Don’t Wanna Fight Tonight) (2:06)
16. The Kinks – Father Christmas (3:43)
17. Rilo Kiley – Xmas Cake (5:24)
18. The Pogues with Kirsty MacColl – Fairytale of New York (4:33)
19. Spitting Image – Santa Claus Is On The Dole (3:48)
20. The Long Blondes – Christmas is Cancelled (4:29)
21. Half Man Half Biscuit – It’s Cliched To Be Cynical At Christmas (3:48)
22. Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci – Christmas Eve (1:51)
23. Badly Drawn Boy – Donna and Blitzen (4:19)
24. My Chemical Romance – All I Want For Christmas Is You (3:45)


One response to “Now That’s What Seb Calls A Christmas Album!”

  1. Benjy says:

    This is a fantastic mix. Thanks for posting it up.

    Merry Christmas!

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