Westwood & Willow XoXmas

We’ve heard these songs a thousand times before, but that’s just part of their charm. Almost any band can contribute something new to these classics, and will perhaps create your new favorite version along the way.

The Shants, Westwood & Willow, Ash Reiter, BLAMMOS, and A B & the Sea (featuring the SHE’s) have done their part this Christmas season, covering the likes of “Please Come Home for Christmas,” “Frosty the Snowman,” and more (the BLAMMOS tune is an original, however).

The Shants also have a video version of their cover on their website, while Westwood & Willow have an entire EP of Christmas songs (including some original songs) available for purchase. And let’s not forget Sea of Bees’ recent cover of “Feliz Navidad.”

Enjoy, and Merry Christmas:

The Shants – “Please Come Home for Christmas”

Westwood & Willow – “Frosty the Snowman”

Ash Reiter – “Blue Christmas”

BLAMMOS – “It’s Christmas Everywhere (except in my heart)”

A B & The Sea ft. The She’s – “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”
(via All Shook Down)

And for good measure, here are some recent Christmas covers as performed by non-locals:

Deer Tick – “Christmas All Summer Long”

The Boy Least Likely To – “Blue Spruce Needles”

Banjo or Freakout – “Frosty the Snowman”
(full Christmas album on Bandcamp)

Crystal Stilts – “Practically Immaculate”

Dent May – “Holiday Face”

Tape Deck Mountain – “Christmastime is Here Again”

Catwalk – “Christmas Don’t Be Late”

Girl in a Coma – “Blue Christmas”

Target has put out a whole Christmas compilation, which is available for free. Here are some highlights: