Holidays Rule

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Holidays Rule
Compilation album by Various Artists
Released October 30, 2012
Recorded 2012
Genre Indie rock
Label Hear Music / Concord Music Group
Producer Sara Matarazzo, Chris Funk

Holidays Rule is a collection of holiday music featuring various artists that range from indie rock to jazz and pop, including Paul McCartney, Rufus Wainwright, The Shins.[1] The songs on the compilation are both traditional and modern. The album was released by Hear Music/Concord Music Group on October 30, 2012 in North America.[2] Chris Funk of The Decemberists served as the album’s producer, and he also appears on the album with Black Prairie.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Performer Length
1. "Sleigh Ride" fun. 3:38
2. "Wonderful Christmastime" The Shins 2:25
3. "Baby, It's Cold Outside" Rufus Wainwright and Sharon Van Etten 4:15
4. "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)" Paul McCartney 3:55
5. "(Everybody's Waitin' for) The Man with the Bag" Black Prairie featuring Sallie Ford 3:34
6. "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" The Civil Wars 2:35
7. "Green Grows the Holly" Calexico 4:07
8. "We Need A Little Christmas" AgesandAges 3:16
9. "That's What I Want for Christmas" Holly Golightly 2:28
10. "May Ev'ry Day be Christmas" Irma Thomas with Preservation Hall Jazz Band 2:32
11. "Blue Christmas" Heartless Bastards 2:10
12. "Santa, Bring My Baby Back to Me" Eleanor Friedberger 5:29
13. "It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas" Fruit Bats 3:02
14. "Señor Santa" Y La Bamba 3:10
15. "O come, O come, Emmanuel" Punch Brothers 4:06
16. "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?" The Head and the Heart 4:30
17. "Auld Lang Syne" Andrew Bird 4:31


  1. ^ Minsker, Evan (October 11, 2012). "Shins, Andrew Bird, McCartney on Holiday Comp; Listen to Rufus Wainwright/Sharon Van Etten Duet". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved October 11, 2012. 
  2. ^ Williott, Carl (October 11, 2012). "Fun. Join Indie-Leaning ‘Holidays Rule’: Preview Their "Sleigh Ride"". Idolator. Retrieved October 11, 2012. 
  3. ^ Tremml, Brian (October 11, 2012). "Preview Holidays Rule Featuring The Shins, Paul McCartney and Rufus Wainwright". Paste. Retrieved October 11, 2012. 

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