As holiday music is certainly… polarizing… we’re happy to be able to bring you two holiday offerings that are worth a damn.

First off, Wye Oak cover Brenda Lee, a gal that has brought you so many good Christmas songs, such as “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” (listen below).

Wye Oak covers “Christmas Will Be Just Another Lonely Day” by Brenda Lee

Now onto Kisses and Keep Shelly In Athens, who have just co-released a holiday mixtape that is luckily only half holiday music; the other half are just regular good jams that fit in well. Holiday songs from Panaphonic and Badly Drawn Boy make an appearance, as do regular songs from Gotan Project, Enya, and Amon Tobin.

Kisses’ Jesse Kivel was in the LAX airport when he heard “My Favourite Things” by Panaphonic crackling though the speakers. Hearing the song inspired him to make a mix of smooth holiday grooves. After spending time with RΠЯ of Keep Shelly in Athens, Kivel knew he would be game to collaborate on the mix because, “he is the king of smooth,” he says.


Kisses+Keep Shelly In Athens (Holiday Mixtape) by Kisses

1. Zigo – Sleigh Ride
2. Badly Drawn Boy – Silent Sigh
3. Nacho Sotomayor – Destino
4. Billy Paul Williams Featuring Nicole Henry – The Holly and The Ivy
5. Enya – Caribbean Blue
6. Andy Votel – God Bless
7. Bent – Kisses
8. Gotan Project – Epoca
9. Love Colony Featuring Six – White Christmas
10. Amon Tobin – Bridge
11. Panaphonic – My Favourite Things