The Future Heart and Jingle Bell Rocks! 2013 Holiday Playlist

In the new documentary Jingle Bell Rocks! Christmas music junkie Mitchell Kezin hits the road to track down musicians, DJs, critics and collectors as he uncovers the tales behind his most cherished seasonal songs. It’s “a quest to unearth the stories behind 12 of the wildest, weirdest and most poignant Christmas songs you’ve likely never heard” (read more here).

Likewise The Future Heart 2013 Holiday Playlist, co-presented with Jingle Bell Rocks! contians over 14 hours of offbeat and off-the-beaten-track seasonal songs and videos…
…lost holiday classics and beloved Christmas chestnuts from The Flaming Lips, Beck, MGMT, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, The Who, The White Stripes, Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong, Tom Waits, Bjork, Jimi Hendrix, The Polyphonic Spree, The Beatles, The Kinks, Belle and Sebastian, REM, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Band of Horses, Mogwai, The Sonics, Teenage Fanclub, Low, T-Rex, Badly Drawn Boy, The Vandals, John Prine, Sufjan Stevens, James Brown, Leadbelly, Bob Dylan, Ben Folds, Booker T and the MGs, Plastic Ono Band and many more……

It also includes all 17 of The Future Heart’s holiday mini-mixes listed below:
1) Low, Band of Horses
2) Pink Floyd, Long Winters, more
3) Sigur Rós and Belle and Sebastian
4) MGMT, Radiohead, Flaming Lips
5) Imagene Peise “cool” mix
6) 1966 garage rock mix
7) Beck mix
8 ) Low, Can, Wooden Shjips
9) Sufjan Stevens, Bjork mix
10) Imagene Peise mix
11) Plastic Ono mix
12) Flaming Lips’ Unreleased Christmas Tracks
13) Wayne Coyne mix
14) Flaming Lips ’90s live mix
15) Steven Drozd/Jeff Richardson, Evangelicals, more
16) Oklahoma mix
17) “Checking It Twice” mix

Among other video highlights in the playlist are a “Christmas on Mars” film discussion, The Flaming Lips “White Christmas” live in Chicago (2009), and the Lips 1995 sessions for “Christmas at the Zoo” (with a live performance) and 2011 sessions with the Plastic Ono Band for “Atlas Eets Christmas”:

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