The Christmas Playlist That Doesn't Suck (2012)
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Miniature Peppermint Candy Canes Aminimanda

Not your usual Christmas Candy

I’ve scoured Soundcloud (for literally hours) to find the best Christmas music I could find and my playlist is finally complete. It’s chock full of Christmas favourites (and a few new ones) that are guaranteed to:

  1. Bring Christmas cheer
  2. Not suck1

30 tracks from the likes of Ivy Levan, Swing Republic, Pomplamoose, and Owen Pye. Who are these people you ask? Well, they’re all great musicians and they each have a unique sound to bring to your Christmas celebrations. Including favourites like Away in a Manger, Carol of the Bells, and even the Theme from Home Alone.

Over an hour of music, all completely free (although Soundcloud lets you buy tracks if you so desire)!

2010 Playlist


  1. There might be one deliberately awful track. See if you can spot it. ↩︎

The Christmas Playlist That Doesn't Suck (2013)
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robot christmas

by Andrew Miller

I’ve scoured Soundcloud to find the best Christmas music I could find. It’s chock full of Christmas favourites (and a few new ones) that are guaranteed to:

  1. Bring Christmas cheer
  2. Not suck

25+ tracks from great musicians with a unique sound to bring to your Christmas celebrations. Including favourites like “Away in a Manger”, “Carol of the Bells”, and even a special rendition of an old favourite from a much beloved Star Wars character!

Thank you to all the artists who have shared their Christmas songs on SoundCloud for the rest of us!

The Christmas Playlist That Doesn’t Suck (2013)

NOTE: I posted this in 2015, backdated to 2013 when I created it because I wanted an archive of each year.

The Christmas Playlist That Doesn't Suck (2014)
An illustration of a cute but ugly monster sitting in a weird and twisted snowscape eating a candycane broken off a nearby tentacle

Christmas 2010

by Rob Sheridan

I’ve scoured Soundcloud to find the best Christmas music I could find. It’s chock full of Christmas favourites (and a few new ones) that are guaranteed to:

  1. Bring Christmas cheer
  2. Not suck

Thank you to all the artists who have shared their Christmas songs on SoundCloud for the rest of us!

The Christmas Playlist That Doesn’t Suck (2014)

NOTE: I posted this in 2015, backdated to 2013 when I created it because I wanted an archive of each year.

The Christmas Playlist That Doesn't Suck (2015)
A photo of a Star Wars Stormtrooper toy in a Christmas tree with twinkling lights behind

Merry Christmas

by Jose Maria Cuellar

I’ve scoured Soundcloud to find the best Christmas music I could find. It’s chock full of Christmas favourites (and a few new ones) that are guaranteed to:

  1. Bring Christmas cheer
  2. Not suck

Thank you to all the artists who have shared their Christmas songs on SoundCloud for the rest of us!

The Christmas Playlist That Doesn’t Suck (2015)

The Christmas Playlist That Doesn't Suck (2016)
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Christmas on Skaro

by Mr. Evil Cheese Scientist

I’ve scoured Soundcloud to find the best Christmas music I could find. It’s chock full of Christmas favourites (and a few new ones) that are guaranteed to:

  1. Bring Christmas cheer
  2. Not suck

This years playlist includes:

We Wish You A Merry Christmas, While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks, Joy To The World, Santa Clause Is Coming To Town, Mele Kalikimaka, Wonderful Christmastime, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, We Three Kings, Drummer Boy, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Home Alone Theme, Marshmallow World, White Christmas, Away In A Manger, Always In The Season, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, The Grinch, Let It Snow, Sleigh Ride, O Come All Ye Faithful, The First Noel, Jingle Bells, as well as four originals.

The whole Christmas Playlist That Doesn’t Suck (2016) is up on Soundcloud right now, go have a listen!

Thank you to all the artists who have shared their Christmas songs on SoundCloud for the rest of us!

The Christmas Playlist That Doesn't Suck (2017)
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Space santa

by Beth Wilson

I’ve scoured Soundcloud to find the best Christmas music I could find. It’s chock full of Christmas favourites that are guaranteed to:

  1. Bring Christmas cheer
  2. Not suck

This years playlist includes:

Jingle Bells, Ding Dong Merrily on High, The First Noel, the only version of Jingle Bell Rock that doesn’t make me want to cancel Christmas, Silent Night, and sixteen more classics reimagined in ways that don’t suck.

The whole Christmas Playlist That Doesn’t Suck (2017) is up on Soundcloud right now, go have a listen!

Thank you to all the artists who have shared their Christmas songs on SoundCloud for the rest of us!

The Christmas Playlist That Doesn't Suck (2018)
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Mini Mario Mushroom

by Amy Dianna

I’ve scoured Soundcloud to find the best Christmas music I could find. It’s chock full of Christmas favourites that are guaranteed to:

  1. Bring Christmas cheer
  2. Not suck

This years playlist includes:

Jingle Bells, a version of All I Want for Christmas Is You that doesn’t make me want to murder someone, an original track by Sia, and many more classics reimagined in ways that don’t suck.

The whole Christmas Playlist That Doesn’t Suck (2018) is up on Soundcloud right now, go have a listen!

Thank you to all the artists who have shared their Christmas songs on SoundCloud for the rest of us!

The Christmas Playlist That Doesn't Suck (2019)
A photo of a beautiful strange nativity taken in the Czech Republic, December 2012 by Yossi Gurvitz

weird nativity scene

by Yossi Gurvitz

I’ve scoured Soundcloud to find the best Christmas music I could find. It’s chock full of Christmas favourites that are guaranteed to:

  1. Bring Christmas cheer
  2. Not suck

This years playlist includes:

Many originals and covers of well known Christmas songs such as ‘Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)', ‘O Come All Ye Faithful’, ‘Joy To The World’, ‘We Wish You A Merry Christmas’, ‘Up On The Housetop’, ‘Auld Lang Syne’, ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’, and many more reimagined in ways that don’t suck.

The whole Christmas Playlist That Doesn’t Suck (2019) is up on Soundcloud right now, go have a listen!

Thank you to all the artists who have shared their Christmas songs on SoundCloud for the rest of us!

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