For those of you who are sick and tired of the same repetitive, childish, boring Christmas songs, here's an attempt to give you music that still captures the so-called Christmas spirit but remains interesting. And when we say Christmas spirit, we have to bear in mind that the word "spirit" is polysemic and everyone is entitled to attach his/her own meaning to it.
So, without further delay:
Merry (alternative) Christmas!
The Raveonettes, Christmas in Cleveland. Hard to think in any less Christmassy part of the world.
Malcolm Middleton, We're all going to die
Death Cab for Cutie, The New Year
The XX, Last Christmas
Tom Waits, Innocent when you dream
Sufjan Stevens, Sister Winter
The Magnetic Fields, Everything is one Big Christmas Tree
Mogway, Christmas Song