Auto Reverse, Mixtape — December 4, 2017 at 3:40 pm

Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Christmas Megamix 2017: Stream 4 hours of alternative holiday cheer

We’ve been a little, er, naughty this year when it comes to the promise of delivering a monthly Auto Reverse mixtape, so in order to get back in everyone’s good graces, we’re taking a  detour this month from the normal format — two 45-minute sides of music — to go really big for the holidays.

Now, we here at Slicing Up Eyeballs HQ have assembled Christmas-themed mixtapes in years past, but never to this scale. Below you’ll find a brand-new, 75-song mix of classic alternative acts performing old standards and holiday-themed originals (and sure, some that might be a just a bit of stretch).

That’s a whopping four hours of Christmas cheer, all streaming below via Mixcloud.

Oh, and a note for listeners: Though much of this mix features somewhat standard holiday fare, it’s not all entirely family friendly, and there is some adult language here and there.

And with that, enjoy…



Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Christmas Megamix 2017

1. Ramones, “Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want to Fight Tonight)”
2. Miracle Legion, “Little Drummer Boy”
3. R.E.M., “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”
4. Kate Bush, “December Will Be Magic Again”
5. Alex Chilton, “The Christmas Song”
6. XTC, “Thanks for Christmas”
7. Al Jourgensen, “It’s Always Christmas Time”
8. Wayne Hussey, “White Christmas”
9. Alien Sex Fiend, “Stuff the Turkey”
10. 45 Grave, “The Snow Miser Song”
11. Erasure, “She Won’t Be Home”
12. Squeeze, “Christmas Day”
13. The Fall, “Jingle Bell Rock”
14. The Smithereens, “Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer”
15. R.E.M., “Christmas Griping”
16. The dB’s, “Feliz Navidad”
17. X, “Jingle Bells”
18. Iggy Pop, “White Christmas”
19. Bad Religion, “O Come All Ye Faithful”
20. Cocteau Twins, “Frosty the Snowman”
21. Eurthymics, “Winter Wonderland”
22. U2, “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”
23. The Pogues, “Fairytale of New York”
24. Sinead O’Connor, “Silent Night”
25. The Alarm, “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)”
26. The Waitresses, “Christmas Wrapping” (Long Version)
27. The Pretenders, “2,000 Miles”
28. Tommy Tutone, “867-5309 (Jenny)” (Christmas Version)
29. XTC, “Always Winter, Never Christmas”
30. Poly Styrene, “Black Christmas”
31. Johnny Marr & The Healers, “Free Christmas”
32. R.E.M., “Christmas Time is Here”
33. Miracle Legion, “Linus and Lucy”
34. The Dickies, “Silent Night”
35. Hüsker Dü, “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”
36. Stiff Little Fingers, “White Christmas” (Live)
37. The Fall, “(We Wish You) A Protein Christmas”
38. Cocteau Twins, “Winter Wonderland”
39. Pet Shop Boys, “It Doesn’t Often Snow at Christmas” (New Version)
40. Erasure, “Silver Bells”
41. Throwing Muses, “Santa Claus”
42. The Flaming Lips, “White Christmas” (Live at WXPN)
43. Sonic Youth, “Santa Doesn’t Cop Out On Dope”
44. The Steriles, “Mrs. Clause Has Menopause”
45. The Wedding Present, “Step Into Christmas”
46. R.E.M., “Good King Wenceslas”
47. Book of Love, “We Three Kings”
48. Depeche Mode, “Christmas Island”
49. Alison Moyet, “The Coventry Carol”
50. Erasure, “Silent Night”
51. Wall of Voodoo, “Shouldn’t Have Given Him a Gun for Christmas”
52. Three Wise Men, “Thanks for Christmas”
53. The dB’s, “Christmas Time”
54. The Primitives, “You Trashed My Christmas”
55. UK Subs, “Hey Santa Claus!”
56. The Damned, “There Ain’t No Sanity Clause”
57. Captain Sensible, “One Christmas Catalogue”
58. R.E.M., “Ghost Reindeer in the Sky”
59. Marshall Crenshaw, “Lonely Christmas”
60. The Pretenders, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”
61. Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Il Est Ne Le Divin Enfant”
62. The Cure, “Happy Christmas Everybody” (Live)
63. Bad Religion, “White Christmas”
64. The Popular Front, “A Puppy For Christmas”
65. The Fall, “No Xmas for John Quays”
66. They Might Be Giants, “Santa Claus”
67. Bad Manners, “Christmas Time Again”
68. XTC, “Countdown to Christmas Party Time”
69. Billy Idol, “Jingle Bell Rock”
70. The Payolas, “Christmas is Coming”
71. Marc Almond, “Christmas in Vegas”
72. Galaxie 500, “Listen, The Snow is Falling”
73. The Replacements, “Bundle Up” (Demo)
74. R.E.M., “Silver Bells”
75. David Bowie and Bing Crosby, “Little Drummer Boy”





  1. Wow, a truly impressive mix, Matt! And bonus points for saving Bowie till the end. ;)

  2. Payola$!

  3. Scott R Stalcup

    Yet nothing by… Sho-waddeh-WAD-DEH. (Hugh Dennis joke there)

  4. Well done. Always well curated mixes! my holiday cheer level just went up to 11!

  5. It’s missing a classic 80’s alternative Christmas song, “Things Fall Apart” by Cristina.

  6. Nothing by the Yobs :-(

  7. Nothing off Low’s Christmas mini-album?!? Eight tracks to choose from right there! Or aren’t Low alternative enough?

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