It’s December first. It would take a huge Scrooge to deny that the festive period has officially started. But before you get carried away, put down that Wham record and don’t even bother dusting off Slade. Because we’ve had a rummage through to pick some of the better indie christmas tracks. Just because it’s the holidays doesn’t mean you have to listen to crap music.

Playlist

Julian Casablancas – I Wish It Was Christmas Today
Into Star Cruiser – Just Like Christmas
The Boy Least Likely To – Christmas Isn’t Christmas
Badly Drawn Boy – Donna And Blitzen
The Wombats – Is This Christmas ?
The Shins – Wonderful Christmastime
Snow Patrol – When I Get Home For Christmas
Fleet Foxes – White Winter Hymnal
Mogwai – Christmas Song