The artwork was rushed to get this project finished; I wanted to do four separate Christmas mixes before the end of Christmas Eve. I don't personally like Christmas music, and I don't celebrate Christmas, so it was a bit more of a challenge than usual. (I'm not against it, I just don't take part in it). I wanted to see what I could come up with as an alternative to all the usual stuff you hear, without making a load of 'anti-Christmas' mixes, which I figured no-one would want to hear.
This is a circular mix - if you listen to it on a loop, the end should bring you back to the beginning fairly smoothly.
The Run DMC track is in the only 'Christmas' film I enjoy watching - Die Hard.
The follow-up/companion to 'Cynical at Christmas'. As promised, this is a bit less cynical, but still 'alternative' and avoiding most cliches. Chuck Berry is allowed, because, alongside with Half Man Half Biscuit, he has written and performed the OTHER TWO 'Greatest Christmas Songs Ever' (namely Merry Christmas Baby and Run Rudolph Run).
This is, musically at least, a little more 'feel good' than the 'Cynical' mix, and aiming for a general positivity without resorting to cheap sentiment.
A dark/gothic Christmas mix for people who like dark, heavy rock with a bit of freaky experimentalism.
The picture *IS* Christmas-y; it is adapted from Wikipedia, and is of Krampus. See here:
Part 2 is quieter but darker. The two parts were made as one mix, but split up for people who might prefer one half to the other.