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Holidays Rule


Download links and information about Holidays Rule. This album was released in 2012 and it belongs to genres. It contains 17 tracks with total duration of 58:38 minutes.

Release date: 2012
Tracks: 17
Duration: 58:38
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No. Title Length
1. Sleigh Ride (Fun.) 3:37
2. Wonderful Christmastime (The Shins) 2:26
3. Baby, It’s Cold Outside (feat. Sharon Van Etten) (Rufus Wainwright) 4:13
4. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On an Open Fire) (Paul McCartney) 3:35
5. (Everybody’s Waitin’ For) The Man With the Bag [feat. Sallie Ford] (Black Prairie) 3:35
6. I Heard the Bells On Christmas Day (The Civil Wars) 2:34
7. Green Grows the Holly (Calexico) 3:59
8. We Need a Little Christmas (Agesandages) 3:14
9. That’s What I Want For Christmas (Holly Golightly) 2:20
10. May Ev'ry Day Be Christmas (Irma Thomas, Preservation Hall Jazz Band) 2:32
11. Blue Christmas (Heartless Bastards) 2:09
12. Santa, Bring My Baby Back (To Me) (Eleanor Friedberger) 5:08
13. It’s Beginning To Look Like Christmas (Fruit Bats) 3:00
14. Señor Santa (Mister Santa) (Y La Bamba) 3:12
15. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (Punch Brothers) 4:04
16. What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? (The Head And The Heart) 4:28
17. Auld Lang Syne (Andrew Bird) 4:32



Those over the age of 30 may remember a time when hip holiday compilations came with Keith Haring artwork gracing the covers, à la A Very Special Christmas. The 2012 compilation Holidays Rule is a modern take on the concept, starting with Fun. The band's cover of “Sleigh Ride,” dappled with dance beats, is a festive departure from its multi-vocal layered “world indie” sound. But the party really gets started with The Shins doing a Beach Boys–flavored rendition of Sir Paul McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmastime.” McCartney also turns up here, singing a take on “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)” that begs to be listened to by the fireplace, eggnog in hand. Rufus Wainwright gets all kinds of loungy with the smoky-voiced Sharon Van Etten in “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” Calexico’s “Green Grows the Holly” emits a rootsy Christmas gloom before Holly Golightly’s “That’s What I Want for Christmas” recalls the time in the early '90s when kitschy cocktail music was all the rage and Juan García Esquivel was discussed with the same reverence as The Beatles.