UPDATED: a very grassy Christmas (2013)

Bright Eyes
Bright Eyes

For the three years now, we’ve been perfecting “a very grassy Christmas,” a Spotify playlist of tolerable Christmas music. This year, I’ve made just a couple of updates.

nick lowe
Nick Lowe’s Quality Street

Bright Eyes released A Christmas Album (Amazon MP3 & Spotify) over a decade ago to raise money for a Nebraska AIDS charity. Last month the band the band reissued the album (including on vinyl), which consists of eleven traditional Christmas songs – nearly all of which are pretty quiet and mellow. Major props on the song selection for this gem that has stood the test of time.

And new this year, Nick Lowe (a.k.a. the headmaster of British rock) recently released Quality Street: A Seasonal Selection For All The Family (Amazon MP3 & Spotify). The album mostly consists of originals, but (as I’ve stated before, I’m pretty classic on Christmas songs) also includes some ROCKIN spins on “Children Go Where I Send Thee” and “Silent Night.” Lowe performs with Iron & Wine and Calexico at The Beacon Theater Tuesday night.

Check out the full playlist here! NOTE: Playing it on shuffle is recommended.

SPOTIFY PLAYLIST: a very grassy Christmas (2013)