12 New Holiday Songs Out This Week
The holidays are upon us, and whether you’re feeling festive or not, musicians are climbing aboard the tinsel bandwagon with new songs for the season. We offer to you a week’s worth of them, nestled in one place, like gifts under a tree. We already posted over 20 new holiday songs this year so far. Here are more that came out this week.
BLINK-182 - "NOT ANOTHER CHRISTMAS SONG"
blink-182's "I Won't Be Home For Christmas" is one of the better Christmas songs to come out of the 2000s pop punk boom, and now they're back with another one, "Not Another Christmas Song." Like its predecessor, "Not Another Christmas Song" sounds peppy and poppy but it's definitely not cheerful lyrically -- this one's about Mark wanting a divorce for Christmas. It's done in the band's classic late '90s / early '00s pop punk style, and for a song like this, that's the perfect fit.
RICHARD ASHCROFT - "HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS"
Former The Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft offers up his take on this holiday standard, taking it into cocktail jazz territory.
ALICE BAG BAND - "NO GIFTS FOR NAZIS"
Punk pioneer Alice Bag takes on fascism and gets in the holiday spirit with this politically-charged instant classic.
SHARON VAN ETTEN - "SILENT NIGHT" & BLEACHED - "JINGLE BELLS"
Two indie greats covered classic Christmas songs for Amazon, and you can read more about them here.
H.E.R. - "CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE"
H.E.R. also contributed a chilled-out, R&B version of this Christmas classic to the Amazon Originals holiday playlist.
PEGGY SUE - SURF XMAS EP
UK band Peggy Sue aren't kidding with the title of their Surf Xmas EP, bringing a twangy, coastal vibe -- and their distinctive harmony style -- to five holiday standards, including “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Blue Christmas,” “Silver Bells,” “Jingle Bells,” and “White Christmas.” They've got an album of their own (non-holiday) music due out next year.
TAYLOR SWIFT - "CHRISTMAS TREE FARM"
Taylor Swift has a new original song, and after starting out as something that's ominous sounding and lyrically about stress and holiday shopping traffic, jingle bells finally come in and the song turns into mistletoe, wishes coming true, sweet dreams of holly and ribbons, and more holiday cheer.