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Neil Young, Devo, Regina Spektor contribute to Christmas album

on November 23, 2010, 12:20pm

Despite their jolly nature, standard holiday tunes like “Rocking Around The Christmas Tree” or “Jingle Bells” often leave some folk wanting to deck the halls with their strung-up corpse. Well, before you go and ruin little Sally’s Xmas, here’s some updated tunes that will keep you fa-la-la-ing in the form of an all-star holiday album featuring Neil Young, Regina Spektor, The Flaming Lips, Oasis, Everest, Tegan & Sara, Devo, and many more (via TwentyFourBit).

Gift Wrapped II: Snowed In will feature several originals and, of course, those beloved classics re-imagined. Among the more notable tracks are originals by Devo (“Merry Something To You”) and Spektor (“December”). And despite the fact that you may have heard these since you wanted an Atari for Xmas, covers of “Little Drummer Boy” by The Flaming Lips, Neil and Pegi Young guesting on Ben Keith’s “Les Trois Cloches”, “and Marvin Gaye’s “Christmas in the City” by Everest should rejuvenate the holiday spirit. Plus, you can never go wrong with “The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late)” as performed by Tegan & Sara, which you can enjoy right now with a warm mug of cocoa.

Check out the entire tracklist below. Gift Wrapped II: Snowed In is available now through several major digital musical retailers.

Gift Wrapped II: Snowed In Tracklist:
01. Cavo – “Home For Christmas”
02. Ben Keith (feat. Neil Young and Pegi Young) – “Les Trois Cloches”
03. Oasis – “Merry Christmas Everybody”
04. American Bang – “Christmas Song”
05. Jason Reeves and Kara DioGuardi – “New York In Wintertime”
06. Tegan And Sara – “The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late)”
07. Regina Spektor – “December”
08. Devo – “Merry Something To You”
09. David Foster – “Carol Of The Bells” (instrumental)
10. The Ready Set – “Wonderful Christmastime”
11. Foxy Shazam – “Heaven On Their Minds”
12. The Goo Goo Dolls – “Better Days” (acoustic)
13. Rachael Yamagata – “Baby Come Find Me At Christmas”
14. Everest – “Christmas In The City”
15. The Dirt Drifters – “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”
16. The Spill Canvas – “It Came Upon A Midnight Clear”
17. Stardeath And The White Dwarfs – “Last Christmas”
18. House Of Heroes – “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”
19. The Flaming Lips – “Little Drummer Boy” (live)
20. Franklin – “Hanukkah, Oh Channukah” (bonus track)
21. The Red Elephant – “Brooklyn Sleigh Ride” (bonus track)

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