Not Your Usual Christmas Mix

Those who know me know that I'm not generally a fan of Christmas music. The holidays seem to bring out the worst clichés in even the best of songwriters, and hearing the same overwrought arrangements of the same couple dozen songs that make up the American Christmas music canon for months on end is enough to drive me to Grinchdom. But goodness knows we could all use some tidings of joy these days, so I've put together a playlist featuring either original holiday songs or arrangements of the more traditional tunes that you're not going to hear on your local Lite FM station.
If you're a Spotify user, I've also got a version of the list available there.
Rough Mix is a newsletter about all things audio curated by Aaron Rester and brought to you by Beartrap Spring Records. Every other week, I highlight great music, articles, podcasts and more that I think are worth sharing and spending some time with. Have a suggestion for something to share? Email, or connect with Beartrap Spring on YouTubeFacebook or Twitter. Music highlighted in these emails is available on our Spotify and YouTube playlists.
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