The Best Alternative Christmas Songs

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You’re a Gen Xer who grew up wearing Doc Martens and watching 120 Minutes on MTV – how do you get into the holiday spirit?

The folks at Louder Than War are here to help, compiling the ‘Ultimate Alternative Christmas Playlist’. Tracks include Smashing Pumpkins’ “Christmastime”, Beck’s “Little Drum Machine Boy”, and The Flaming Lips’ “A Change at Christmas (Say It Isn’t So).

Other artists making the list include Bjork, The Ramones, Fiona Apple, and Julian Casablancas.

When do you start listening to Christmas music – do you listen all through December, or wait until just before Christmas?  Or do you skip it all?

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