13 Christmas songs that might not annoy you

It’s the season: I went looking for Tom Waits’s “Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis.” YouTube had it, with a little treat at the start and end: a chunk of “Silent Night” from Mr. Waits. Christmas never sounded so smokeworn, poetically drunk and ready for another round. Got me inspired. What other snowy jingles are out there that might not make me turn away in sickly rage? Here’s what I came up with, starting with the song that started the search. If you’ve got some sweet tunes you want to add to this list, let me know in the comments. Enjoy:

Tom Waits:

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Belle & Sebastian

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Amy Winehouse


Arcade Fire

Bright Eyes

Jason Mraz and Tristan Prettyman


John Mayer


Busta Rhymes

Jack Johnson

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