12 Days of Christmas Music That Doesn’t Suck, 2014 Edition (Day 12)

Happy Boxing Day!

I know it’s not Christmas anymore, and most people could really go without hearing another Christmas song for at least eleven more months, but this song, which I wanted to hold out until today, isn’t really about Christmas so much as the chill limbo between Christmas and New Year’s. Enter “The Week Between” by Jonathan Coulton and John Roderick. (I’ve inserted the plain song below, but you can easily find live versions on YouTube with all kinds of entertaining banter, if you’re into that sort of thing.)

This song concludes this year’s broadcast of Christmas Music That Doesn’t Suck. We’ll probably do it again next year. Let me know if you have any suggestions for next year’s series.

Enjoy the rest of your holiday, whatever it might be.

 

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12 Days of Christmas Music That Doesn’t Suck, 2014 Edition (Day 7)

I crowdsourced some of the music in this series this year.

I asked my readership what their favorite holiday songs were, with the understanding that their suggestions might not all make the list. Lots of people responded with some really fantastic music! Sadly, it won’t all fit on the list this time around, but I am keeping it all in reserve for next year.

One song that did make this year’s cut comes from Cindy, who suggested Better Than Ezra’s “Merry Christmas Eve.” It’s a nice, mellow song to listen to when everything around you is hectic, and I don’t know how your week is going, but I could sure use some chill.