Are you sick of the traditional Christmas music already? I sure am. But because I'm not a scrooge or a grinch and I really love this time of year, I made a playlist of songs not overplayed. 

Not all songs are strictly Christmas songs and some are classics with a new twist. I hope you enjoy the music and let me know what songs you listen to this time of the year in the comments below.

Listen to all songs for free in this YouTube playlist


  • The Christmas Song

    The Raveonettes
  • Last Christmas

    The XX
  • Fairytale of New York

    The Pogues
  • What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?

    Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt
  • Christmas Is Interesting

    Jonathan Coulton & John Roderick
  • Light of Christmas

    Owl City
  • Peppermint Winter

    Owl City
  • Why Can't It Be Christmas All Year

    Rosie Thomas
  • Green Grows the Holly

  • Christmas With You Is The Best

    The Long Winters
  • Maybe This Christmas

    Ron Sexsmith
  • The First Noel

    Bright Eyes
  • One Christmas At a Time

    Jonathan Coulton & John Roderick
  • It's Christmas So We'll Stop

    Frightened Rabbit
  • Lumberjack Christmas

    Sufjan Stevens
  • I Heard the Bells On Christmas Day

    The Civil Wars
  • I Won't Be Home For Christmas

    Blink 182
  • Silver Bells

    The Polyphonic Spree
  • Christmas Day

    She & Him
  • Everything

    Michael Buble
  • Jardin d'hiver

    Karen Valente
  • Winter Winds

    Mumford & Sons
  • Sleigh Ride

  • Baby, It's Cold Outside

    Rufus Wainwright
  • The Man With the Bag

    Black Prairie
  • We Need a Little Christmas

  • That's What I Want For Christmas

    Holly Golightly
  • May Ev'ry Day Be Christmas

    Irma Thomas
  • Blue Christmas

    Heartless Bastards
  • December 25

    Francesca Battistelli
  • Christmas Isn't Christmas

    The Boys Least Likely To
  • Christmas Dreams

    Francesca Battistelli
  • Christmas is Going to the Dogs

  • Little Drummer Boy

    The Dandy Warhols
  • Christmastime

    Smashing Pumpkins
  • Just Like Christmas

  • Rock of Ages

    Ben Kweller
  • Christmas

    Leona Naess
  • The Heartache Can Wait

    Brandi Carlile
  • All My Bells Are Ringing

  • Maybe Next Year

  • The Christmas Song

    Catherine Feeny
  • Santa Will Find You

    Mindy Smith
  • Carol of the Bells

    The Bird and the Bee
  • Silent Night

    Damien Rice
  • Happy Christmas

    Damien Rice
  • Hallelujah

    Damien Rice
  • Joy to the World

  • Last Month of the Year

    The Blind Boys of Alabama
  • Just Like Christmas

    Snow Patrol