Ladies and gents, for your listening pleasure, 15 of the greatest Christmas tracks ever to be recorded, digitised, compressed to MP3 format, included in someone (much cooler than me)'s Christmas mix and then downloaded by me and passed off as my own good musical taste:

Click HERE to download the whole album in a Zip file, or alternatively, click any of the tracks in the listing below to download individually:

1. Barenaked Ladies - Jingle Bells
2. Relient K - 12 Days Of Christmas
3. My Chemical Romance - All I Want For Christmas Is You
4. The OC Supertones - Joy To The World
5. Leon Redbone & Zooey Deschanel - Baby It's Cold Outside
6. Brenda Lee - Rocking Around The Christmas Tree
7. Run DMC - Christmas In Hollis
8. Belle & Sebastian - Christmas Time Is Here
9. Bobby Helms - Jingle Bell Rock
10. Anni Rossi - Ukranian Bell Carole
11. Southside Johnny - Please Come Home For Christmas
12. Switchfoot - Evergreen
13. Ron Sexsmith - Maybe This Christmas
14. Chris Martin - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
15. Seven Day Jesus - O Holy Night

There are some (IMHO) great tracks on here.  It's kinda a mixture of classic songs & carols RUINED by modern rock artists, and weird takes on other festive tunes by unknown bands...  So it might not be to everyone's taste, but I didn't want to make a mix of the regular cheese (as much as I enjoy it...) as people will have had enough of that pumping through the speakers of major department stores by December 24th... 

I will also say that I purposefully limited myself to 15 tracks, not only as I hope to keep this up as an annual tradition of mixtape making (if people enjoy it), but also as I personally play the same four or five Christmas records on solid rotation every year, the likes of BNL, Relient K, Sufjan Stevens etc... So if you don't like this track listing, only 365+ days til Christmas! (2009)...

Additionally, if anyone would like this on a CD (great for listening whilst driving to annoying relatives' get-togethers, or whacking on the hi-fi while you're basting your turkey...), let me know and I'll post one out to you. I figured it'd be just as easy (if not easier) for me to stick these online so people could download and burn their own copies, but if anyone out there is just technologically gay, holler.

Finally, allow me to wish you a very happy and relaxing Christmas and a new year full of challenges, humour and excitement!!

Rock & Roll - God bless - P xo

All songs published with absolutely no rights whatsoever.  Please don't get mad.  No, seriously, if you are the copyright holder of any of these works and want them removed from the playlist, please email me at
And rememeber - it's Christmas!!