- Holidays and Celebrations
Non-traditional Christmas Songs
Every year we hear the same Christmas carols and traditional songs. It's refreshing to hear music that helps us get into the spirit of the season without being repetitive. Here are some of my favorite non-traditional Christmas songs. Some of them are simply winter tunes, while others mention aspects of the holiday season. Enjoy!
Keep Warm by Ingrid Michaelson
This is really just a winter song, but the lyrics are a good reminder to keep our loved ones close during the Christmas season.
I Celebrate the Day by Relient K
This song is my favorite, because it is all about the true meaning of Christmas.
White Winter Hymnal by Fleet Foxes
A comforting winter song, White Winter Hymnal makes me want to stay inside in front of a roaring fire, drink coffee and read a good book.
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) by Death Cab for Cutie
This song is like a modern traditional Christmas song and Death Cab for Cutie gives it a haunting, romantic feel.
Christmas Wish by She & Him
The retro sounds of She & Him make this song a modern holiday classic.
Redribbon Foxes by A Fine Frenzy
This lilting tune is perfect to listen to while gazing at snowflakes falling from the sky.
The Christmas Song by Owl City
This is another one of my favorites, because it embodies the feelings of hope and love.
Welcome to Our World by Chris Rice
This song is somewhat traditional, but it's not one of the classic Christmas carols sung every year. It is a reverent song that is a perfect closure to this playlist.
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