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The Best Indie Christmas Albums 

Christmas Music
Updated December 20, 2019 141 votes 106 voters 24.6k views 12 items

List of all indie rock Christmas albums, ranked best to worst. For many, indie rock Christmas albums capture the essence of the holiday spirit, even if the music isn't quite what you'd expect to hear around holiday time. Some of the biggest bands and artists of the genre have released holiday songs that were much better than the traditional songs that flooded airwaves, allowing for the popularity of indie rock songs, which are among the most requested during the holiday season. The albums and songs featured on this list are some of the most well known and popular titles of that genre, and likely introduced an entirely new audience to holiday and Christmas music. These indie holiday songs are some of the most popular Christmas songs of all time and some of the greatest jingles in the history of music. Bands like Bright Eyes, My Morning Jacket and Grandaddy have released some of the best indie rock Christmas songs that captured the holiday spirit. Not to be outdone, Devandra Banhart, Low, and let's not forget Mark Kozelek also released Christmas albums.

There are some albums that feature the traditional, standard songs, or reinterpreted songs. No matter what style or type of Christmas song you enjoy, you're likely to find an album on this list that will fit whatever music you enjoy. What are the best indie Christmas songs? Which artists have made your favorite indie holiday music?

This list of indie rock Christmas albums aims to answer these questions and more. From innovative takes on traditional songs to recreating the versions that have been around for years, indie rock bands sure now how to make holiday music enjoyable. Take a look at other lists like Rap Christmas albums and Alternative Christmas Albums. List is alphabetical but you can sort by any column.List is alphabetical but you can sort by any column.

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A Very She & Him Chr... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Indie Christmas Albums
By She & Him (2011); Tracks: Sleigh Ride, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas & Little Saint Nick
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[A Christmas Album] is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Indie Christmas Albums
By Bright Eyes (2002); Tracks: Away in a Manger, The First Noel & Silver Bells
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Christmas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Indie Christmas Albums
By Low (1999); Tracks: Taking Down the Tree, Just Like Christmas & Little Drummer Boy
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This is Christmas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Indie Christmas Albums
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Oh Me Oh My... The Way t... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Indie Christmas Albums
By Devendra Banhart (2002); Tracks: A Gentle Soul, The Spirit Is Near & Michigan State
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God Made Me Do It- The C... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Indie Christmas Albums
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Silent Night is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Indie Christmas Albums
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My Morning Jacket Does X... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Indie Christmas Albums
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Hi-Voltage Christmas Roc... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Indie Christmas Albums
By Nerf Herder; Tracks: New Glasses, I Know What You're Getting for Christmas & Hebrew School Dropout
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Oh My Christmas Tree EP ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Indie Christmas Albums
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Christmas Guitar is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Indie Christmas Albums
By John Fahey (1982); Tracks: It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, Joy to the World & Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
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White Christmas Live is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Indie Christmas Albums