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Christmas new wave and synthpop songs

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Christmas new wave and synthpop songs

Postby elevatorman » Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:37 pm

I am sure this has been discussed before but thought it is worth bringing up. I'd love a complete collection of all new wave and synthpop Christmas songs. I've taken the liberty of adding some newer stuff like Coldplay, Killers, Goldfrapp and Keane. Please feel free to add to the list.

Here are the songs I have:

Alarm - Happy Xmas (War is Over)
Alison Moyet - The Coventry Carol
Alphaville - Love Will Find a Way
Annie Lennox - Christmas Cornucopia (album)
Bananarama - Baby, It's Christmas
Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas?
Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins) and Dennis DeYoung (Styx) - We Three Kings (live)
Billy Idol - Happy Holidays (album)
Bjorn Again - Little Drummer Boy
Bjorn Again - Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Blue Nile - Christmas (b-side)
Book of Love - Candy Carol
Book of Love - We Three Kings
Bros - Silent Night
Bryan Adams - Reggae Christmas
Captain Sensible - One Christmas Catalogue
Chris Isaak - Mele Kalikimaka
Cocteau Twins - Winter Wonderland
Cocteau Twins - Frosty the Snowman
Coldplay - Christmas Lights
Coldplay - 2000 Miles
Coldplay - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Coldplay - Last Christmas (live)
Curt Smith (Tears for Fears) - This is Christmas
Cyndi Lauper - Merry Christmas...Have a Nice Life (album)
Dave Edmunds - Run Rudolph Run
Dead or Alive - Blue Christmas
Echoing Green - Little Drummer Boy
Echoing Green - Do They Know It's Christmas?
Enya - Silent Night
Erasure - She Won't Be Home
Erasure - Snow Globe (album)
Eurythmics - Winter Wonderland
Frazier Chorus - Christmas Every Year
Goldfrapp - Winter Wonderland
Hooters - Silent Night
Hurts - All I Want For Christmas is New Years Day
Intuition - O Holy Night
Jon Anderson (Yes) - 3 Ships (album)
Keane - White Christmas (live)
Killers - A Great big Sled
Killers - Happy Birthday Guadalupe
Level 42 - All I Want for Christmas Is You
Marsheaux - We Met Bernard Sumner at a Christmas Party Last Night
Max Headroom (Merry Christmas Santa Claus)
Midge Ure - Do They Know It's Christmas (live)
Mike Oldfield - In Dulci Jubilo
Mike Oldfield - Silent Night
Morten Harket (a-Ha) - A King of Christmas Card
Paul Buchanan (Blue Nile) - Silent Night
Payola$ - Christmas is Coming
Pet Shop Boys - It Doesn't Often Snow at Christmas
Pretenders - 2000 Miles
Pretenders - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Queen - Thank God It's Christmas
St Etienne - A Glimpse of Stocking (album)
St Etienne - I Was Born on Christmas Day
Sinead O'Connor - I Believe in You
Sinead O'Connor - Silent Night (Ghost of Oxford Street)
Smashing Pumpkins - Christmastime
Sting - Gabriel's Message
Sting - I Saw Three Ships
Sting - If On a Winter's Night (album)
Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet) - First of May
Tracy Thorn - Tinsel and Lights (album)
U2 - Baby, Please Come Home
U2 - Happy Xmas (live demo)
Wendy & Lisa (with Seal) - Closing of the Year
Wham - Last Christmas
XTC - Thanks for Christmas
Yello - Jingle Bells
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Re: Christmas new wave and synthpop songs

Postby rewind » Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:49 am

Here are some more classics and new ones for you, in no particular order:

Waitresses -- Christmas Wrapping
Greedies -- A Merry Jingle
Pogues -- Fairytale Of New York
Brian Setzer -- Jingle Bell Rock
Young Fresh Fellows O Little Town Of Bethlehem
Ramones -- Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight Tonight)
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts -- Little Drummer Boy
Fishbone -- It's A Wonderful Life (Gonna Have A Good Time)
Jona Lewie -- Stop The Calvary
No Doubt -- Oi To The World
Sun 60 -- Merry Xmess
El Vez -- Feliz Navidad
My Chemical Romance -- All I Want For Christmas Is You
Emmy The Great & Tim Wheeler -- Christmas Day (I Wish I Was Surfing)
Eels -- Christmas Is Going To The Dogs
Boy Least Likely To -- Christmas Isn't Christmas
Julian Casablancas -- Christmas Treat
Futureheads -- Christmas Was Better In The 80's
Serenades -- Come Home
Magnetic Fields -- Everything Is One Big Christmas Tree
Fountains Of Wayne -- I Want An Alien For Christmas
Low -- Just Like Christmas (also a cool version by Ingo Star Cruiser)
Jimmy Eat World -- Last Christmas
Lucious Jackson -- Let It Snow
Dandy Warhols -- Little Drummer Boy
Devo -- Merry Something To You
Suggs -- Sleigh Ride
Darker My Love -- Snow Is Falling
Guster -- Tiny Tree Christmas
Shins -- Wonderful Christmastime
Bishop Allen -- You'll Never Find My Christmas
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Re: Christmas new wave and synthpop songs

Postby elevatorman » Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:35 pm

Thanks for those. A few more to add:

The Bird and the Bee - Carol of the Bells
Owl City - Peppermint Winter
Dotan - 2000 Miles
Everything But the Girl - 25th December
Aimee Mann - One More Drifter in the Snow (album)
Quelles Paroles - She Won't Be Home (cool cover)
Iggy Pop / Michael Legrand - Little Drummer Boy
Hyperbubble - Away in a Manger
The Rifles - Sleigh Ride
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Re: Christmas new wave and synthpop songs

Postby ame01999 » Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:44 pm

Not New Wave, but Stephin Merritt/Magnetic Fields has always been rooted in that tradition: ... 348268435#

Greensleeves (Track 15) for his Eban and Charley Soundtrack; sorry I couldn't find a video link.

I've always been disappointed that pop act Christmas coves always draw from 20th century pop Christmas songs, which are pale shadow to centuries old folk hymns like Good King Wenceslas, God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman, etc. Winter Wonderland is hard for me to stomach in its original incarnation.
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