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Mix: Holidays

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It’s that time of year where musicians from all genres cover traditional Christmas and holiday tunes. Although it’s fun to hear new spins on old classics, it’s nice when artists release new, original holiday music.

Some, such as Adam Sandler‘s “Hanukkah Song,” are funny; others, such as Tom Waits‘ “Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis” are heartbreaking. Either way, holiday-themed releases are a genuine representation of life during the end of the year.

In celebration of Christmas eve, The Spec editors have shared a mix of classic and original holiday music. Listen below to get in the holiday spirit through the new year…

ALEXIS’ PICKS:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVNjT3JWb1c?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Indianna Dawn | Song:  Christmas Vacation

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgK5odZtNkM?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Joseph Gordon Levitt and Lady Gaga | Song:  Baby it’s Cold Outside

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQPoN2j6LPE?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: LCD Soundsystem | Song:  Oh You (Christmas Blue)

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OJ-ga8kNEU?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Deer Tick | Song:  Christmas All Summer Long

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8R9QTv6rngc?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: The Magnetic Fields | Song:  Everything is One Big Christmas Tree


DEE’S PICKS:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEGLhdaFBSE#t=43?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Cat Power | Song: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNUbEDPWrvw?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Sufjan Stevens | Song: I’ll Be Home for Christmas

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvrQdIi_wV0?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Brian Wilson | Song: What I Really Want for Christmas

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__kQ1PCP6B0?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Nat King Cole | Song: The Christmas Song
One of my absolute favorite Christmas songs.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDC8PXIV9Kw?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Dr. Dog | Song: Christmas Party

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