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All the Music You Might Have Missed Over the Xmas Break

Feat. Alice Glass, Azealia Banks, Dej Loaf, Childish Gambino and more.
Daisy Jones
1.2.19
Noisey 2018

We Made You an Hour Long Playlist of Non-Shit Xmas Songs

These are waaay better to drunkenly shout along to than that fucking deranged Wizzard song.
Daisy Jones
12.21.18
The Noisey Advent Calendar

How an Early Christmas Single Helped Hip-Hop Explode

Kurtis Blow's 1979 track "Christmas Rappin'" was proof that rap had a place in the money-or-nothing recording industry. It was also just really sweet.
Alex Robert Ross
12.19.18
The Noisey Advent Calendar

Owen Ashworth Writes the Loneliest Christmas Songs

As both Advance Base and Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, Ashworth has traversed America, carefully detailing the coldest Christmases imaginable.
Alex Robert Ross
12.18.18
Objectively Correct List

All the Easy Music Merch You Can Buy For Christmas Presents

Look, we get it, buying stuff for people you don't know that well can be hard, so here's a few of the stranger things that music acts are selling.
Ryan Bassil
12.17.18
The Noisey Advent Calendar

Remember When Beck Made The World's Greatest Hanukkah-Themed Funk-Rap Song?

"The Little Drum Machine Boy," stashed away on a Geffen Records compilation, was absurd even by Beck's standards. Twenty-two years later, it's still great.
Alex Robert Ross
12.17.18
The Noisey Advent Calendar

Glam Rock's Friendly Fight for Christmas Dominance

In 1973, Britain's obsession with the Christmas number one took hold. Forty-five years later, with the country in crisis again, Slade and Wizzard aren't going anywhere.
Alex Robert Ross
12.17.18
The Noisey Advent Calendar

Chance the Rapper's "Sunday Candy" Is a Window into a Less Shitty America

The Christmassy, slowed-down, gospel-heavy version Chance debuted on 'SNL' three years ago today – and reprised at the White House a year later – became a small, but important, moment in American history.
Alex Robert Ross
12.13.18
Important Questions Raised By...

What Your Favourite Christmas Song Says About You

It's time for a festive round of determining someone's personality based on their interests!
James Greig
12.12.18
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Prince's Only Christmas Song Is Still Completely Devastating

On 1984's "Another Lonely Christmas," he sang about misery and mourning without offering a way out.
Alex Robert Ross
12.12.18
The Noisey Advent Calendar

Run-DMC's "Christmas in Hollis" Is a Wholesome Alt-Holiday Classic

The trio didn't want to touch a Christmas song at first, but their 1987 single blew up. Part of that was down to its focus on a real good family meal.
Alex Robert Ross
12.10.18
The Noisey Advent Calendar

In Praise of Sufjan Stevens! A Christmas Enthusiast! (or, Holy, Holy, etc.)

His holistic approach to the holidays spawned 100 Christmas songs in a decade. At least one of them is among the best pieces he's ever recorded.
Alex Robert Ross
12.10.18
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