Tis the season for endless Christmas music, and we’re not talking about the played out classics you hear on KOST 103.5 — your abuela’s station. Fill your mug with holiday cheer with our best “indie” Christmas songs released in 2021! Featuring Spoon, Ingrid Michaelson, Masego, Joel Jerome, Nao, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Surfbort, Drama, and more — your Christmas playlist will be all the refreshing rage at your holiday soiree. Press play below on our favorite indie Christmas songs and be sure to follow our annual Christmas Gold playlist. All of the 2021 indie Christmas songs are also featured on there + 170 more Christmas songs.
Some Standout Indie Christmas Songs of 2021
Spoon – “Christmas Time Is Here Again”
We are suckers for all things Spoon and Britt Daniel’s festive croon does the job of melting our hearts like soft marshmallows in hot cocoa.
Surfbort – “Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer”
Pour the hot buttered rums and get ready to sing-along to this classic, goofy jam. Surfbort makes this quirky Christmas song all the more lovable.
Masego – “Favorite Tings”
Ooooh, weee! Add this to sexy Christmas songs while you’re at it! Coming from smooth-as-silk, Masego, the Jamaican artist puts an insatiable twist on this well-known holiday song.
Joel Jerome – “Happy X-Mas (COVID is over)”
Delivering yet another holiday classic (we loved his Christmas cover last year too), Joel Jerome keeps it real. While we relish in the holiday cheer, let’s not forget what’s really going on with the times.
DRAMA – “First Christmas”
Cuddle up with DRAMA’s new sweet and sultry Christmas track. This dulcet jam will put you in the mood for a little more than “the best hot chocolate you’ve ever had.”