Mixtape: December


December Mixtape · via Spotify

With less than a week to go until Christmas, I thought it was about high time I got round to posting December's mixtape which features rather a lot of festive tunes. It's a bit of a mix this year, with some cheesy favourites (laaaast Christmas, I gave you my heeaaaart), some pretty amazing novelty songs (Cheap Trick swapping the lyrics to I Want You to Want Me so it's about Christmas, YES PLEASE), some little indie numbers (She & Him and Sufjan Stevens have got you covered in this category) and a couple of covers (I think I love you, Stevie Nicks).

I've also included Auld Lang Syne this month - Hogmanay still counts as December right? My favourite version of this song by Mairi Campbell and Dave Francis isn't available on Spotify, booo (but you can listen to it on Youtube here), although I do really like this one by The Sorries as well. They're both sung to the original folk song tune which Robert Burns had written the lyrics for, not the more popular arrangement which is much more well-known today. I could tell you aaaaalllll about this but I shall restrain myself, Scottish Ethnology I knew you'd be useful for something one day!

Cheap Trick · I Want You For Christmas
Wham! · Last Christmas
The Smashing Pumpkins · Christmastime
Pretenders · 2000 Miles
She & Him · Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
Eurythmics · Winter Wonderland
Elton John · Step Into Christmas
Stevie Nicks · Silent Night
Sufjan Stevens · Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
The Sorrie · Auld Lang Syne
Listen to "December" here.

What are your favourite Christmas songs?

Gillian x

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