I can't speak for everyone else, but there are only so many times I can hear some vapid Michael Buble Christmas song in one day. Yes, of course everyone has their guilty pleasures - I kinda like that Paul McCartney one, I guess. But the same, overplayed list of holiday songs seems to dominate every radio station and every department store. In an effort to remain jolly (or bummed out as these songs suggest, your call) this holiday season, I have compiled a short list of holiday-themed songs with some indie cred for all of the bitter music snobs here in Buffalo.
Lydia - "This is Twice Now"
It could just be me, but I will forever associate Lydia's 2008 album, Illuminate, with the winter. It could be the gentle piano, or even the wispy vocals, but Lydia's Leighton Antelman gives such a gentle delivery, it's hard not to picture a cold winter night when listening to this song. Not to mention his lament over how sick he is... the poor guy should probably bundle up and spend the night in.
Now, Now - "Sleep Through Summer"
Rainer Maria - "Catastrophe"