Holiday Music Fatigue

It seems like holiday music begins playing everywhere as soon as the Thanksgiving plates are cleared from the table! From there, it’s pretty incessant and ubiquitous until the New Year has passed. Do you love it or hate it?

The primary songs in rotation end up being the same as they were since Keith Haring did the cover for that holiday album in 1987. Here are a few less observed Christmas songs we have come across over the years:


 This is a super rare funk 45 from Nigeria by Pee Pee Dynamite. Killer dance floor tune for your office party!

Speaking of funky holiday dance tracks, check out this amazing 45 by Milly & Silly:

On a more somber note, we have this incredibly soulful ballad by Private John Bowens about spending the holidays at war in Vietnam. The vocal version is so sad, we decided to include it’s instrumental:

 We have so many obscure Christmas themed rap records it was hard to choose which one to share, but this is by far the weirdest. Elf Elf & Dokim doing a chipmunkesque version of LL Cool J’s “Rock the Bells”. It’s hard to believe this actually happened:

 A couple more songs of note, we were unable to post on soundcloud due to copyright restrictions:

Lou Rawls – “Christmas will Really be Christmas” produced by the legendary David Axelrod:

And last but not least, this super heavy and psychedelic ode to the Post Office by Paul Revere and the Raiders: