Hidden Holiday Gems: EW's festive fruitcake of a Spotify playlist -- LISTEN

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We all know the Christmas classics — EW even dedicated 12 days to the biggest holiday hits ever over the past two weeks — but what about the lesser-known songs?

Well, just like that family friend who sends you fruitcake every year, the EW staff handpicked these dried fruits and mixed nuts from Spotify to make an offbeat holiday playlist to shake up your Christmas listening. Check out our list below, and share some of your own favorite Hidden Holiday Gems in the comments:

Here’s the full list of songs for non-Spotify users:

“The Blizzard,” Camera Obscura
“Blue Christmas,” Bright Eyes
“Christmas in Jail,” The Youngsters
“Christmas Lights,” Coldplay
“Christmas Treat,” Julian Casablancas
“Christmas With the Devil,” Spinal Tap
“Fairytale of New York,” The Pogues
“Ho Ho Hopefully,” The Maine
“How Do You Spell Channukkahh?,” The LeeVees
“It’s Christmas Time Again,” Backstreet Boys
“I Want an Alien for Christmas,” Fountains of Wayne
“Merry Christmas (Kiss My Ass),” All Time Low
“O Holy Night,” Go Radio
“Oh Come All Ye Faithful,” Twisted Sister
“Papa Noel,” Brenda Lee
“Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto,” James Brown
“Santa Stole My Lady,” Fitz and the Tantrums
“Silent Night,” Huey “Piano” Smith
“What Will Santa Claus Say? (When He Finds Everybody Swinging),” Louis Prima
“Xmas,” Shelby Lynne


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