I HATE traditional Christmas music, but I still want to get into the Christmas spirit. Pt. I

Not every song in this list is about Christmas, but there’s a certain winter-y, quiet-party-at-home feel to all of them.

01 Jimmy Eat World - “12.23.95” (Clarity)
02 Bright Eyes - “A Scale, A Mirror And Those Indifferent Clocks” (Fevers And Mirrors)
03 Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - “Cold White Christmas” (Etiquette)
04 Bon Iver - “Blood Banks” (Blood Banks EP)
05 Death Cab For Cutie - “Steadier Footing” (The Photo Album)
06 Built To Spill - “Twin Falls” (There’s Nothing Wrong With Love)
07 The National - “Green Gloves” (Boxer)
08 The Antlers - “Bear” (Hospice)
09 Beach House - “Heart Of Chambers” (Devotion)
10 Perfume Genius - “Write To Your Brother” (Learning)

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