Christmas Mix – Songs:Illinois Style

Well I did it. I waited `til after Thanksgiving to post my Christmas mix. So far a lot of these songs are from last year (or years past), hell I even recycled the photo from last year’s post. I’ll do my best to update this mix as new songs appear. I love these songs. They are some of the best Christmas songs you’re likely to hear and for a large part they are ones I’ve dug up first. So Enjoy and Merry Christmas (three weeks early).

P.S. I’m so low tech it’s not even funny so if someone wants to create a .zip and host it somewhere be my guest and leave it in the comments.

P.P.S. If I had to recommend just three songs that represent the best of the new Christmas standards I’d say to take a close listen to Dan Byrk’s “Cosy Evenings”, “Here Comes Christmas” By Bill Kelly, and “Christmas At The Trailer Park” by Antsy McClain.

P.P.S.S. If you’re still Hard up for Christmas music you can check out my Swedish Christmas music mix over at Swedesplease here.

She’s Underneath the Mistletoe [Download]
– Antsy McClain

Here comes Christmas [Download]
– Bill Kelly

Christmas Or Columbus (Andy Hong’s Kitchen) [Download]
– Drew O’Doherty

Christmas Is For Losers – Mike Nicolai

I’m All Alone For Christmas [Download]
(live) – Danny Barnes

Cosy Evenings [Download]
– Dan Byrk

All I Ever Get for Christmas Is Blue [Download]
– Over The Rhine

O Holy Night [Download]
– Benji Cossa

Blue Christmas [Download]
(live) – Martin Sexton

Darling Christmas Is Coming [Download]
– Over The Rhine

The Christmas Song [Download]
– Nourallah Brothers

You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch [Download]
– Asylum Street Spankers

Christmas At The Trailer Park [Download]
– Antsy McClain

I Hate Fucking Christmas [Download]
(live) – Steve Poltz

The Little Baby [Download]
– Hefner

So this Is Christmas [Download]
– ? (lost in the shuffle – extra points if you leave the answer in the comments)

Christmas In Vermont [Download]
– Ed’s Redeeming Qualities

God Rest You Merry Gentlemen [Download]
– Hoax Funeral

Be My Valentine On Christmas – Glenna Bell

The Christmas Song [Download]
– Mark Jungers

Red Eyed Santa [Download]
– Dick Smith

Gold Front Tooth [Download]
– Dick Smith

That Was The Worst Christmas Ever [Download]
– Sufjan Stevens

Christmas Past – Mike Ireland and Holler

Christmas In London [Download]
– Krista Detour

Christmas In Prison – Emmy the Great and Lightspeed Champion

Christmas In Prison Live – Will Kimbrough

Christmas Eve – Salim Nourallah

It Came Upon A Midnight Clear [Download]
– Laura Gibson

It’s Almost Christmas [Download]
– Chris Garneau

Just Like Christmas [Download]
– Low

Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis [Download]
– Neko Case

Christmas Island – Leon Redbone

X-Mas Song [Download]
– Fireflies

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas [Download]
– Rose Polenzani

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas [Download]
– Hem

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause – John Prine

Merry Christmas From The Family – Robert Earl Keen

Merry Christmas From The Family [Download]
– Jill Sobule

**First Update**

Christmas On Ward #7 – Chris Flew [Download]

**Second Update**

Driving Home, Christmas Eve [Download]
– Frontier Ruckus

**Third Update**

Jewish For Christmas [Download]
– Coconut and The Duke (from former blogger Duke Of Straw)

What Do You Give A Wookie For Christmas? -Savanteous Q Malmsteen [Download]

**Fourth Update**

Christmas Vision [Download]
– Beau Jennings

**Fifth Update**

Murder By Mistletoe [Download]
– The Felice Brothers

It Never Snows [Download]
– The Parson Red Heads

Don’t Want Another Christmas Like Last Christmas [Download]
– Gentleman Auction House

Christmas Time [Download]
– The Krayolas With Augie Meyers

Christmas Song [Download]
– Detroit Junior

It’s Christmas Time Again [Download]
– Harley Poe

RockABilly Christmas [Download]
– Michael Bishop

So Much Wine [Download]
– The Handsome Family

**Sixth Update**

I’m Grateful for Christmas This Year [Download]
– Hayes Carll

River [Download]
– Lex Land

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32 Responses to “Christmas Mix – Songs:Illinois Style”

  1. haley says:

    i love you even more now……

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  3. craig says:

    I'm sure it's mutual, haley

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  7. ryan says:

    http://www.frontierruckus.com/demos.html
    this has a christmas song by frontier ruckus and a lot of other good stuff too

  8. [...] unknown wrote an interesting post today onChristmas Mix – Songs:Illinois Style» songs:illinois » Music Blog …Here’s a quick excerptI waited `til after Thanksgiving to post my Christmas mix. So far a lot of these songs are from last year (or years past), hell I even recycled the photo from last year’s post. I’ll do my best to update this mix as new songs appear. … [...]

  9. Superb songs – very many thanks for these.

  10. zips of the first 41 songs are on mediafire

    illinois#1 – http://www.mediafire.com/?y2tzevdj1d4

    illinois€2 http://www.mediafire.com/?csmwjul7wnu

    tracklists for each to follow later.

  11. craig says:

    thanks for the comments, suggestions and the zip files

  12. Mikael says:

    You should include some “Trekky Ukulele Orchestra” songs they made some golden Christmas covers, nice list nevertheless!

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  14. gary says:

    good call, that frontier ruckus track is splendid!

  15. Mikael says:

    Whoops I meant “Trekky Yuletide Orchestra”

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  17. aTart says:

    Thanks ever so much! These are very cool songs and quite a few I've never heard, so you'd added to my already bulging collection :) xoxox

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  20. nice to see home town boy chris flew, its a beautiful song

  21. George Nimeh says:

    Fantastic .. and the Swedish ones too!!!

  22. really popular -mediafire shows around 50 people have downloaded the zips of these songs.

  23. Jeff says:

    You have alot of my favorites on your list. Only song I would add is “Sometimes you have to work on Christmas – Harvey Danger.

  24. Jon says:

    Thanks for the great songs. It's appreciated!

  25. Paul says:

    My Winamp says “So This is Christmas” is from The Beatles. What did I win? :P

  26. CH says:

    Your version of “So this is Christmas” is performed by Mark Jungers

  27. ucf1985 says:

    Christmas Song by Joy Zipper from their American Whip album is gorgeous.

  28. FetchMP3 says:

    Great list, this will definitely fill my Christmas play list for next year

  29. Jingles says:

    Aaha!!!!! Music and Christmas both are the best things of my life that I always use to enjoy a lot every year and music near about all the time…. Now what ever you say about my interests.