T.G.I.Mixtape 139: Christmas 2011 Edition
  • FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2011

  • Posted by: Joe Puglisi

It's that time of year again! We've compiled ten of our favorite Christmas songs from the year, from artists like My Morning Jacket, F*cked Up, Julian Casablancas, Blitzen Trapper, and more. Cyndi Lauper and The Hives in a Christmas duel? An original song from Destiny's Child? The Flaming Lips singing something Christmas related, kind of? It's all in our 2011 Christmix. Pop on some holiday cheer.


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1. "I Wish It Was Christmas Today" - Julian Casablancas

Somehow we left this off last year's Christmix. Not making the same mistake twice.

2. "Do They Know It's Christmas?" - F*cked Up

3. "8 Days Of Christmas" - Destiny's Child

An oldie we're just discovering, but more than deserving of a Christmas highlight. Nothing says Christmas like Beyonce spitting about getting expensive shit from her boo.

4. "Christmas All Summer Long" - Deer Tick

Everybody needs at least one dirty guitar banger for Christmastime in their playbook.

5. "Christmas Is Coming Soon" - Blitzen Trapper

IT'S THE SLOW PRETTY PART!

6. "Santa Stole My Lady" - Fitz and The Tantrums

A funky Christmas ballad from our favorite throwback act.

7. "A Christmas Duel" - Cyndi Lauper and The Hives

Entirely inappropriate and totally awesome. Grandma will love it!

8. "Silent Knight" - The Janks

The Janks are kind of an aggressive alt-rock machine, so hearing them slow it down to harmonize a pretty rendition of this particular song is pretty neat.

9. "Christmas at the Zoo" - The Flaming Lips

No one can take something as simple and innocent as Christmas and make it sound like LSD better than The Flaming Lips.

10. "When The Bells Start Ringing" - My Morning Jacket

Jim James proved his family-friendly chops with MMJ's contribution to the Muppets soundtrack, but this is also a pretty good indicator of the band's versatility. The Head and The Heart guest star.

Bonus rerun from last year's mixtape:

11. "Believe In Me" - fun.

My favorite original Christmas tune that was crafted in the past five years. Should become a classic.




Merry Christmas everybody!






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