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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 hours ago
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
4 days ago
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
12.7.18
The Noisey Advent Calendar

Big Freedia Proves That "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" Can, In Fact, Bang

On "Rudy, the Big Booty Reindeer," the Queen of Bounce replaces Rudolph's bright red nose with "a very large behind," confirming once and for all that Paul F. Tompkins is wrong.
Alex Robert Ross
12.6.18
The Noisey Advent Calendar

25 Whole Years Ago, TLC Finally Made Christmas Sound Fun on "Sleigh Ride"

On their 1993 Christmas single, the trio reworked every part of a chirpy classic and came out with something unique.
Alex Robert Ross
12.4.18
The Noisey Advent Calendar

Gucci Mane Is Better Than Santa Claus

Santa keeps tabs on you all year, and nobody's ever asked how much those elves are paid. Put your faith in Guwop instead.
Alex Robert Ross
12.2.18
The Noisey Advent Calendar

"Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis" Is a Perfect Holiday Tragicomedy

On the first day of The Noisey Advent Calendar, let's all listen to Tom Waits's best and most broken ballad.
Alex Robert Ross
12.1.18
Noisey Guide To

The Guide to Getting into Mariah Carey, the Originator of All This Pop Shit

Mariah Carey brought hip-hop to a pop audience not out of necessity, but because it was a part of her identity.
Kristin Corry
11.16.18
Noisey News

Tyler, the Creator's New 'Grinch' Track Is Christmas Music for Pranksters

The Odd Future rapper is releasing an EP, 'Music Inspired by Illumination & Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch.' There's also a new song, "Lights On," featuring Santigold and Ryan Beatty. Man, it's good.
Kristin Corry
11.15.18
New music

Listen to Frightened Rabbit’s New Single, “No Real Life”

The band released the emotionally exhausting song first thing on Christmas Day.
Alex Robert Ross
12.25.17
New music

James Blake Releases a Sweet, Surprise Cover of Don McLean’s “Vincent”

It's warm and twinkly and it mentions a "Starry, starry night," so "Vincent" is basically a Christmas song.
Alex Robert Ross
12.24.17
Noisey 2017

How Not to Die From Boredom This Christmas

Here's a whole load of stuff to read, hear, and absorb during that blank void of hell we refer to as “the holidays.”
Daisy Jones
12.21.17
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