Christmas vacation, or what counts for it in 2020, is nigh. My in-laws have arrived, the girls have about four more hours of class, and by early afternoon we will be in the final countdown for Christmas.

For this year’s Blog Christmas Playlist, I’ve chosen to focus on songs you probably won’t hear on your local Christmas music station. Use them as a break from the normal holiday fare.

“Christmas Time” – The dB’s
“Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo”
“Nutmeg” – John Legend
“Little Red Radio” – Pas/Cal
“Christmas with You is the Best” – Jonathan Coulton and John Roderick
“Back Door Santa” – Clarence Carter
“Toy Jackpot” – Professor Break Speed
“The Twelve Days of Christmas” – Bob & Doug McKenzie
“Santa Claus and His Old Lady” – Cheech & Chong
“Christmas Celebration” – Weezer
“Let Me Hang My Stockings in Your Christmas Tree” – Roosevelt Sykes
“Yellow Bike” – Pedro the Lion
“It’s Christmas So We’ll Stop” – Frightened Rabbit
“Someday At Christmas” – Pearl Jam
“Soulful Christmas” – James Brown
“Merry F**king Christmas”