Non-traditional holiday music help needed!
December 1, 2010 8:29 AM Subscribe
I'm playing a Christmas/Holiday show in a couple of weeks along with a bunch of other performers. I really can't stand Christmas music. Halp!
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So, I've been asked by a friend to participate in her annual Christmas revue at a local bar where different performers will get up through the course of the night and play a set (5-6 songs). The problem is this: I really can't stand most Christmas/Holiday music. It drives me up the wall. With that in mind, I'm trying to turn the concept on its ear a little bit and play some non-traditional, holiday-ish tunes. I would prefer that the songs only allude to or briefly mention the holidays, as opposed to being very holiday-centric. I'm having trouble coming up with ideas, though.... I'd like to start with a larger pool of songs than I'll actually play, then pare it down to the songs I can actually play the best. Help me make my list! Here's a couple examples of what I'm going for to get started:
Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis - Tom Waits
River - Joni Mitchell
Fairytale of New York - The Pogues