Mixing classics with covers, the Bitch staff has put together some of our favorite Christmas songs that span decades, genres, and levels of corniness. From the Loretta Lynn to Kristy MacColl and from Kinks to David Cassidy, you’re sure to hear something you’ll like. Plus, our mix contains a fair amount of songs that emphasize the not-so-jolly aspects of the season, like if you’re heartbroken. Or in prison (see: John Prine). Enjoy, and we hope your winter celebrations are swell!
1. Otis Redding - Merry Christmas, Baby
2. The Kinks - Father Christmas
3. The Partridge Family - Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
4. Loretta Lynn - To Heck With Old Santa Claus
5. John Prine - Christmas in Prison
6. The Pogues feat. Kristy MacColl - Fairytale of New York
7. Eartha Kitt - Santa Baby
8. Prince - Another Lonely Christmas
9. Vince Guardaldi Trio - Christmas Time is Here
10. Dolly Parton - Hard Candy Christmas
11. Mariah Carey - All I Want for Christmas
12. Elvis Presley - Santa Claus is Back in Town.