Friday Playlist: Christmas at Home

Stuff to listen to while you decorate the tree or whatever weird thing it is that you do.

Illustration by Minna


  • FashionHauties December 2nd, 2011 11:17 PM

    I feel so hip.. I have actually heard all of these… Except for #1 :(

  • Anna F. December 2nd, 2011 11:22 PM

    can we share our own favourite christmas songs?

    I’ve already put this on like my facebook and everywhere else, but it’s SO GOOD

  • December 2nd, 2011 11:44 PM


  • Tyknos93 December 3rd, 2011 12:00 AM

    Perfect antidote to the corny songs on the radio ( not that I don’t awkwardly sing along to those). Will be downloading some of these!

  • weepygonzales December 3rd, 2011 12:01 AM

    I’ll never understand She & Him’s fandom… they’re so bland. Where’s “Christmas In Hollis” by Run DMC?

  • December 3rd, 2011 12:03 AM

    (McCallister) :-))

  • Laia December 3rd, 2011 1:01 AM

    Oi to the world! (no doubt cover because i dont care)

  • devonlea December 3rd, 2011 1:32 AM

    Terrific playlist, Rookie-ites. This here’s my favourite non-traditional Christmas tune –

    Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman (today’s background) seems to be following me everywhere in the last two days – at school, at work, on my Starbucks cup ( “when we’re together snowmen come to life” Tell me that isn’t a direct reference??) and now here!

    Fun fact about The Snowman movie – Raymond Briggs appeared in the film’s original introduction, but was later replaced by DAVID BOWIE “reminiscing” about a certain childhood winter. As a kid I only ever saw the version with no intro at all, a beautiful classic of course, but let me tell you, the Bowie version ROCKS.

  • Marie December 3rd, 2011 2:06 AM

    Hark ye!! Where is the MARIAH?!?! ::slams gavel down::

    • Hazel December 3rd, 2011 9:02 AM

      HAHA Maria. You are in charge of making next years Christmas playlist, you should demand it right now! Also I love that song too. And the Bieber remix. NOT JOKING.

  • Marguerite December 3rd, 2011 8:59 AM

    BOOTS from The Killers!!

  • marimba_girl December 3rd, 2011 10:57 AM

    Great list but for the nerdier (sp?) people at rookie I would add some wizard rock into the mix such as:
    Xmas Rules, Voldemort Droolz by Harry and the Potters
    Oh! Christmas Tree by The Whomping Willows
    Funky Xmas by Solitary Snape
    Wrocking Around the Bathroom Stall by The Moaning Myrtles

    These songs are fun to listening to when making Harry Potter themed food like Treacle Tart or Pumpkin Pasties to give to friends for the holidays!

  • Notgoingtotrytohard December 3rd, 2011 11:39 AM!

    Thought people would like this.

  • marrmaid December 3rd, 2011 12:07 PM

    I’ve been waiting for the day when there is a Rookie post regarding Best Coast + Wavves. I’m so happy now <3

  • Flower December 3rd, 2011 12:55 PM

    Honestly, whatever anyone says, they’re not old music that your dad listens to, even 50 years on most of their music still sounds fresh :)

  • Lascelles December 3rd, 2011 1:26 PM

    I liked that ad by Pomplamoose last year.

  • Adrienne December 3rd, 2011 4:25 PM

    May I add a request? I really like “Holiday” by Vampire Weekend. :)))

  • blossom December 3rd, 2011 6:27 PM

    what about “all i want for christmas” by yeah yeah yeahs??? or some bright eyes (however morbid). otherwise, killer playlist once again! <3

  • carlyg December 3rd, 2011 8:18 PM

    “2000 Miles” by the Pretenders is one of my favorite Christmas songs.

  • full regalia December 3rd, 2011 9:04 PM

    No Charlie Brown Soundtrack? It’s the sound track to my 8 crazy nights.

  • back2thepast December 4th, 2011 8:24 PM

    Did you know that the lead singer of Death Cab for Cutie is married (or was, who knows who is still together in the celebrity world) to Zoey whats-her-name from 500 Days of Summer??? I love them both so it makes me supah psyched that they are married!!! I love DCFC!!! And I agree w/ ‘Flower’ WHERE ARE THE BEATLES????

    • Anaheed December 4th, 2011 9:34 PM

      They’re splitting up. Sadface.

  • saranev December 4th, 2011 11:21 PM


    Here’s a list of some of my faves:

  • royal_futura December 5th, 2011 4:03 AM

    Another sweet holiday favorite of the melancholy sort, Joni Mitchell’s The River. Uuuuuugh. Hurts so good!

    • Tavi December 5th, 2011 4:05 AM

      oh just you wait, we have so much joni this month.

      • tobiasfunkette December 5th, 2011 4:09 PM

        thank goodness!

  • Afghan Hounds R Punk Rock December 5th, 2011 4:59 AM

    Here’s a rad Xmas mix:
    Also check out our other stuff…it’s very!

  • Eleanor December 5th, 2011 7:02 PM

    i love the inclusion of more new christmas songs here too! yay for sufjan’s christmas album!

  • annagracie December 5th, 2011 9:47 PM

    I love “River” by Joni Mitchell. Reminds me of You’ve Got Mail (my favorite Christmasy-love story movie to watch in winter) :)