The 2012 Paste Holiday Compilation: 21 Free Christmas Tracks

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Of all the holidays we celebrate, the Christmas season easily holds the richest musical tradition. Earlier and earlier each year, we begin hearing those same old holiday tracks that have composed the yuletide soundtrack since anyone can remember.

Fortunately, some of our favorite Paste artists have chosen to freshen the genre with new releases, whether they’re original compositions or unique takes on old holiday favorites. If you’re looking for the perfect playlist for that tired office Christmas party or just hoping to amp up your holiday spirit in a new way, look no further than the Paste Holiday Compilation. Featuring a beautiful duet between Marc Scibilia and Leigh Nash (Sixpence None the Richer), several standout tracks from Highline Records’ Festivus and songs from Sufjan Stevens, Great Lake Swimmers, Hey Rosetta!, John Roderick & Jonathan Coulton and more, this 21-song comp is sure to give your holiday soundtrack a little something special.

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