Holiday-themed music is ubiquitous during the most wonderful time of the year. There's a lot to be said for the classics, but injecting a little obscurity into your Noël playlist can make any Yuletide celebration merrier. Whether you're decorating your dream house or drowning your sorrows with a cozy sixer of PBR, the Alibi has your soundtrack for rockin' around the Christmas tree covered. Shake things up with a sonic snow globe of garage rock, punk, pop, experimental, old country and blues. (Full playable tracks here.)
1) “My Last Christmas” • The Dirtbombs • If You Don't Already Have a Look
Mick Collins knows how the holidays can suck.
2) “Christmastime Is for Sinners” • Mono Men • Happy Birthday, Baby Jesus, Vol. 2
Sneering garage punk for your Cuban-heel stocking.
3) “Forget It” • Nadroj & the Wolrats • A Midnight Christmas Mess
Manhattan punks add Christmassy lyrics to a cover of The Sonics' “He's Waitin’.”
4) “Back Door Santa” • The Honeymoon Killers • Sing Sing 1984-1994
Deck the halls with CBGB flyers while listening to Jerry Teel's cover of a raunchy Clarence Carter tune.