IR’s 2013 Christmas Playlist: Get Christmasy

In just under the wire this year is the 2013 version of the Christmas playlist. As in previous years (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012), the criteria for a song to be considered:

– Is tied to a memorable event from the past year.
– Is musically meaningful to someone, or a group of people I care about, and/or have interacted with lately.
-Has been a popular song in the preceding year.
-Could be allowing me to send a message – but not always what appears to be the obvious one.
-Is a Christmas song.
-Is by an artist I think you should hear more of.
-A hands down cool song.

You’ll notice some artists who had new albums get a bit more playtime, and you’ll also notice some ties to Iceland – for good reason. There are also the same Christmas tunes that keep showing up, but we’ve tried for a different selection of artists for Silent Night, and Hark!

What songs were important to you this past year?

Hope you are able to enjoy the preparation, and start of Christmas tomorrow, surrounded by plenty of music, and plenty of friends and family. Be sure to Get Christmasy.

Get Christmasy

1 – Hark! The Herald Angels Sing – Choir of King’s College
2 – Take a Walk – Passion Pit
3 – Inner Ninja  – Classified, featuring David Myles
4 – Lightning Bolt – Jake Bugg
5 – Young Boys – Sin Fang
6 – Christmas in L.A. – The Killers, featuring Dawes
7 – I Need My Girl – The National
8 – Mountain Sound – Of Monsters and Men
9 – You Already Know – Arcade Fire
10 – Get Lucky – Daft Punk, featuring Pharrel Williams
11 – Let Go – RAC, featuring Kele & MNDR
12 – Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – Musical Christmas
13 – Pompeii – Bastille
14 – Back in Black  – AC/DC
15 – Pink Rabbits – The National
16 – Time to Run – Lord Huron
17 – New York Groove – Kiss & Ace Frehley
18 – Dirty Paws – Of Monsters and Men
19 – Changing of the Guards – Bob Dylan
20 – Silent Night – Michael Bublé
21 – Christmas Time is Here – Vince Guaraldi Trio

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