FEATURE: The December Playlist: New Songs and Christmas Classics



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The December Playlist: New Songs and Christmas Classics


GIVEN the fact it is a week or so until the big day…

I felt obliged to throw a selection of Christmas classics into the list. There is some cheese and crackers; some real gifts and some rather unwanted pair of socks. Among the bulk-load of Christmas ‘cheer’ there are some typically reliable downbeat and introspective track from the finest current music has to offer. That is not fair: there are plenty of rousing and spirited tracks among the pile. Among videos from Elbow and Bastille are songs from Years and Years and Crystal Fighters. Take some time to sift through the new music collection and take a dip into the Christmas honeypot. If you get fatigued, save it for another day and rejoice. At any rate; plenty to keep everyone amused until the big day – when I’m sure we won’t hear any more Christmas songs again!



new songs/videos/christmas songs THE DECEMBER PLAYLIST

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Bastille Blame

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Vanessa ForeroA Song for Christmas

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SIIGHTS – At Christmas

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Surfer BloodMatter of Time

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PHOTO CREDIT: Paul Husband

ElbowMagnificent (She Says)

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The MelvinsCarol of the Bells

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PHOTO CREDIT: Greer Aylece Robinson

TalmontReach Out, I’ll Be There (The Four Tops Cover) | Ont’ Sofa Live at The Crypt Studios

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The Flaming LipsSunrise (Eyes of the Young)

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PHOTO CREDIT: Katia Temkin

Maggie RogersDog Years

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Raleigh Ritchie Sicko

Lola CocaXmas Day 

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Artificial PleasureI’ll Make It Worth Your While

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J. ColeEverybody Dies

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KylieAt Christmas

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Gregory Porter Don’t Lose Your Steam (Magic Radio Presents…)

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De La Soul (ft. Estelle and Pete Rock)Memory of…(Us)

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Kacey MusgravesChristmas Makes Me Cry

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Gulp Search for Your Love

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Banks and Steelz (ft. Florence Welch)Wild Season

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She & HimChristmas Memories

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Connie Constance (ft. Jelani Blackman) Clouds

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Terry Wogan The Floral Dance

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Frank TurnerGet Better (Lyric Video)

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Sting One Fine Day

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Best CoastChristmas and Everyday

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Catfish and the Bottlemen – Outside (From Castleford Bowl)

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Una Healy The Waiting Game

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Rag ‘N’ Bone Man Human

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Metronomy Hang Me Out to Dry

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Crystal FightersGood Girls

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LowSome Hearts (at Christmas Time)

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Proclaimers Christmas CollectiveDance Tonight (It’s Christmas)

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NERVO & Askery (ft. Brielle Von Hugel)ALONE (Mesto Remix)

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The London Hospices Choir and Paul CarrackThe Living Years

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Justin Timberlake and Anna KendrickTrue Colours

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Friends of Jo CoxYou Can’t Always Get What You Want

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GalantisPillow Fight

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James ‘Shinny’ DavenportChristmas Number 1

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Nathan SykesHave Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

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Little Simz (ft. Tilla)Poison Ivy

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Matt Redman (ft. Natasha Bedingfield)Help from Heaven


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Sinead HarnettRather Be With You

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Years and YearsBoth Sides Now

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Lucy RoseMerry Christmas Everyone (Live at Maida Vale)


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Kate TempestKetamine for Breakfast

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Bon Iver666 ʇ

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Car Seat HeadrestVincent

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Radiohead (ft. CR78)Present Tense

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Thee Oh SeesThe Axis

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SladeMerry Christmas Everybody

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Wizard I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday

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The RamonesMerry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight)

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Destiny’s Child 8 Days of Christmas

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Mariah CareyAll I Want for Christmas Is You

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Chris ReaDriving Home for Christmas

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Bing CrosbyWhite Christmas

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Wham!Last Christmas

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Cocteau TwinsFrosty the Snowman

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Joni MitchellRiver

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The RonettesSleigh Ride

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Bing Crosby and David BowieThe Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth

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Louis ArmstrongChristmas in New Orleans

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Aled JonesWalking in the Air

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John Lennon & Yoko OnoHappy Xmas (War is Over)

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Kings College ChoirSilent Night

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Paul McCartneyWonderful Christmas Time

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Band AidDo They Know It’s Christmas (1984)

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Jackson 5Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town

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Andy WilliamsIt’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

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Elvis Presley – Blue Christmas

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The Pogues (ft. Kirsty MacColl)Fairytale of New York

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All in all, you’ll agree there is quite a stocking’s worth of delight there – I’ll drop the Christmas analogies. The next week will see a few tracks released but not too many new singles. I will probably collate a collection of songs I feel will be important in 2017: that or current songs from bands, both mainstream and unsigned, I feel will be doing exceptional things. Who knows what will be contained within but it is something you will want to see. That will come before the New Year, but, until then, have a good Christmas!

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