Have yourself a Merry little Christmas with our 2020 Christmas playlist featuring Circa Waves and Jamie Cullum
From social commentary to good old festive cheer this list has every track you need to celebrate Christmas in style no matter how small it may be this year, and of course, we’ll mention a few of the classics you should be spinning too. Whilst we’re known for our love of indie music this list is a mix of everything so you can everyone happy. Without further ado here’s Generation Indie’s first festive playlist!
Winter Song – Sam Fender
Sam Fender covers this hauntingly beautiful Newcastle Christmas track from Lindisfarne. In a year where the world’s been turned upside down, homelessness is on the rise and food banks are needed now more than ever, Sam Fender worked alongside People Of The Streets to create a moving music video for Winter Song whilst urging everyone to pull together and do what they can to help this Christmas.
Christmas Eve (Soul Purpose) – Blossoms
Blossoms have released a little festive cheer this year with their new track Christmas Eve (Soul Purpose). This melodic chilled out Christmas tune is perfect for wrapping up the last-minute stocking fillers whilst maybe even enjoying a warm glass of mulled wine.
The Christmas Song – Alessia Cara
Alessia Cara adds some old school jazz to this traditional Christmas track with homely piano and stunning vocal performance that’s perfect for playing around the fire with hot chocolates in hand. Originally performed by Nat King Cole, The Christmas Song is a track all the family will enjoy.
Miss Christmas – Circa Waves
Circa Waves bring a festive twist to their repertoire with Miss Christmas. They’ve taken their distinctive sound to create an anthemic Christmas tune filled with heartwarming lyrics and comforting vocals that will instantly bring a smile to anyone’s face.
Christmas Is Coming (We All Know The Score) – Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard
Rock band Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard spruce up Christmas with Christmas Is Coming (We All Know The Score). This guitar loving, Consumerism hating festive anthem deals with the capitalist side of Christmas whilst also serving as a high energy ‘jump around the living room’ kind of track.
Hallelujah – Haim
Haim created a festive track named Hallelujah on the bonus edition of their latest album Women In Music Pt. III that’s not strictly Christmas themed but qualifies for this time of year. Hallelujah is a jangling acoustic tune that’s perfect for late nights during the festive season.
The Pianoman At Christmas – Jamie Cullum
Taken from his debut Christmas record of the same name, The Pianoman At Christmas is a sensational and grand track that would fit perfectly over a ballroom waltz but a dance under the mistletoe does just as well. Whilst it’s not a single from the album there’s something extra special about this track in particular. As one of Britain’s biggest-selling jazz artists of all time, Jamie Cullum has proved he can make a timeless Christmas classic (I’d suggest checking out the full album!).
The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year – Idina Menzel
The real Frozen princess and musical theatre superstar Idina Menzel has shared her version of the well known Christmas tune The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year. Her smooth but powerful vocals sit perfectly over the top of this wonderful version of a classic.
That concludes the Generation Indie Christmas playlist that will see you through this festive season so there’s only one thing left to say… Merry Christmas!