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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Jay's Best Indie Christmas Music in Video

Fa la la la la, my friends. Xmas is doomed to be musical. How 'bout takin' a break from "Deck the Halls" (don't get me wrong: there's a place for caroling soft spot in my Tiny Tim-loving heart of hearts)? Like everything else these days music has a major visual element (as strange as that sounds). Here's my shot at a list of top Xmas music videos.

Some are straight-up music videos, others extracts from films or even TV specials, which you may want to rent (or find the other parts on Youtube). Many of them are quirky, some underground. All of them "rock," on some level. More could certainly be added, and this hierarchy could easily be shuffled around. May ye find something new here, remember something you forgot, or just have a good laugh!

20. Kurtis Blow, "Christmas Rapping." Wow, 1980, this was that seminal moment when rap emerged between funk and disco. Blondie's "Rapture" (which came out one year later and was mistakenly referred to by some critics as the first rap song ) sounds a lot like this.
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