For the past few years, I’ve been making Christmas playlists on Spotify. Initially, they were a rambunctious rollicking roll through genres and eras, but lately they’ve been tending more to brooding indie rock, with some bright jingle-belling and soaring harmonies to sprinkle amongst the themes of merry-making, carousing, wonderment, and of course, loneliness, teary nostalgia and angst.

They’re perfect to cozy up to with some egg nog if Christmas and egg nog are a couple of your things!