It’s July which means I have fasted Christmas music for over 6 months and it’s time to get my fix! Yes, I am that obnoxious person who listens to Christmas music way too early. Don’t worry, I won’t be obsessively listening to Christmas music until after Thanksgiving (or the week before), but I always find myself craving my Christmas tunes right around mid-summer.
Three years ago I stopped hiding my mid-summer Christmas fix, and now I am boldly telling it on the mountain (see what I did there?)! Unfortunately, two weeks before last Christmas my hard drive crashed and I lost all of my Christmas music. I lost all of my other music too, but we are talking about Christmas right now. It doesn’t seem like a big deal to lose all of your Christmas music, because honestly, how much Christmas music can you really own, right? WRONG! You are so wrong! I had tons of Christmas music. I started establishing my collection from the time ‘NSYNC released their Christmas album back in 1998.
Since then it grew every year in variety and abundance (especially the year I discovered Sufjan Stephens and his multiple Christmas albums). Now, I am at a loss. I must start from square one, which is why it is so important for me to start this now, in July, before November, when I will be listening to Christmas music every day, nonstop until January 1st.
I’m really diggin’ music of the indie/folk variety right now and that is where I will begin rebuilding. If you are a fellow lover of Christmas in July then check out this fabulous indie/folk Christmas playlist. I would also love to hear your favorite Christmas songs, so if you have suggestions leave comments and help me rebuild my collection. Merry 5 months until Christmas!!
- Once In Royal David’s City By Sufjan Stephens
- Go Tell It On the Mountain by Branches
- Xmas Time Is Here Again by My Morning Jacket
- Mvmnt 1: Rejoice! Rejoice! By Oh Hellos
- Darlin’ (Christmas is Coming) by Over the Rhine
- Christmas Time by Noah and the Whale
- God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen by Peach & the Giant
- No Christmas for Me by Zee Avi
- Auld Lang Syne
- I heard the Bells on Christmas Day by The Civil Wars
- White Winter Hymnal – Fleet Foxes
- Men of Snow – Ingrid Michaelson
- Come on Let’s Boogey Elf Dance – Sufjan Stevens
- Oh Little Town of Bethlehem – Stylusboy
- Breaking Up Christmas- Old Crow Medicine Show
- Oh Holy Night – Bombadil