It’s not Christmas without Christmas music, right? So for the last episode of For Songs for the year, I wanted to highlight some of the best non-traditional holiday music of the last few years. We’ve got two classic covers—anti-folk/indie-rock legend Paleface’s tender, stripped-down version of the Pogues’ Fairytale of New York and DC-based world-music trio Veronneau’s romantic, evocative take on Joni Mitchell’s River. Then we wrap up with two originals—the stunning This Christmas I’m Not Coming Home from Havana-by-Nashville-based Sweet Lizzy Project and the Americana Christmas hymn The Kingdom Has Come by Appalachian rock-n-roller Scott Miller. All these songs are available on Spotify, Amazon, iTunes or however you listen to music these days. Or just get the CDs so you can really actually hear the music!
The Spotify playlist is available here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6DlT3QfkbSdyALBkZdbZ9V?si=XFSfwzjfQN632budqGNj0w