The Ultimate Alternative Christmas Playlist

All that Christmas music blasting out of the shops getting on your nerves? Sick of Wham! and Mariah? There are alternatives. And you can find more than 200 of them on my Ultimate Alternative Christmas playlist.

It’s guaranteed to be Mariah-free, and Noddy-free, and generally dross-free, featuring everyone from The Ramones and The Fall, Iggy Pop and Cheap Trick to James Brown and Charles Brown, Amy Winehouse and Ella Fitzgerald, Marvin Gaye and Aretha Franklin.
And much much more… all of it seasonal, none of it shit*… which makes it immediately 100 times better than what you’ll hear on the radio, or in a shop. And there’s hours of it. For the best results play on Shuffle.
(*Apologies if a few shit ones have sneaked under the radar).
All words by Tim Cooper. You can find more of Tim’s writing at his Louder Than War author’s archive and at Muck Rack with daily music posts at his website, He is also on Twitter as @TimCooperES.


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