Ok, this is not a Christmas song, but it does have “Winter” in the title. And it’s not new (released in 2008), but it still has that “new music” smell to it.
I first saw Fleet Foxes perform “White Winter Hymnal” on the Glastonbury coverage on Fuse and was attracted by the ability to mix their voices live (hence the inclusion of the video). I immediately went and bought the single.
Now it’s free. (Insert proverb about patience here.)
So you should get it and mix it with your other Christmas music. No one will be the wiser and you’ll feel like you pulled one over.
I’ll also include the official Sub Pop video. The claymation is pretty neat-o.