Yeah, it’s been a year (or maybe two) since I’ve posted anything here, but now seems as good a time as any.

Over on Twitter I’ve been posting some of my favourite none traditional but still (somewhat) festive playlists and albums. But Twitter being what it is these days, content discovery is HARD so I’m posting them all here for your listening pleasure.

The new Minus 5 record is exactly what you would expect it to be (and multi denominational to boot)

The bloodshot Christmas comp is great, and not just for Murder by Death, or the oddly addictive ‘The Pagans Had It Right’

Here’s an old 8 tracks playlist I made. It’s more for whiskey and books by the fire than dancing around a Christmas tree.

One of my favourite, not super easy to find hence the YouTube link, Christmas records is Dark Mark Does Christmas, by the inimitable Mark Lanegan. Don’t listen to this if you’re a cheery person.

And to finish, here’s a playlist I made last week during the best snow day that London has seen for years. This is definitely a blankets and tea playlist.

I don’t know whether it’s just that I’m old now, or that no-one bothers blogging anymore because terrible men have ruined the internet, but all my old favourite music blogs are gone, and with them the mediafire links to their playlists.

I love streaming (I have premium accounts on Apple, Amazon and Spotify) but I miss being able to craft and easily share a mixtape made out of the perfect songs, and not just the ones that were available.

Please share your favourite Wintery playlists with me!



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