Festive Music aka Xmas Not Xmas

Great music to put on at home over the festive season that aren’t necessarily Xmas songs. Gavin Bryar’s - Jesus Blood is a favourite round ours at this time of year.

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Wow. That’s one to lift the mood of the party :smiley:

Anything penguin cafe related seems to be fun for all the family.

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Exactly! Something atmospheric that kind of works in the background. I’m sure there’s loads of traditional songs from other cultures that have been given reinterpretations like “Cutting branches” that’d do nicely

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Not technically an Xmas song (as it was apparently a subtle dig at Margaret thatcher) but was released November 81 with some of the releases having a Christmas cover on them.

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Anyone know anything about this Moonboots Winter mix? Think that could be exactly what I’m taking about.

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Think I’ve got this on a white vinyl 7” somewhere but here it is on Bandcamp

Not festive but winter themed ambient vibes.

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Not been able to find anything online about the Winter mix, but the Erland Cooper album is beautiful:

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I need to check it out properly

It is a little plug, if that’s ok, but I really recommend Matty Skylab’s ‘Bells and That’ mixtape, on loop on loose.fm today (Christmas Eve) and tomorrow. It’s all music that features bells or is electronically ‘bell-like’, without a Christmas song in sight.

Starts on every even hour or thereabouts (it’s 2hrs+15secs), so 10am, 12pm, 2pm etc

Merry Christmas!

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