Playlist: Nontraditional Christmas music

If you’re into seasonal memes, you’ve certainly seen the one that compares Oct. 31 to November 1, also known as the day spooky season dies and the Christmas season officially takes over. Alighted holiday scented candles and songs like Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” mark the season, but if you’re someone who’d prefer songs that feel like hidden gems underneath the constant wave of traditional holiday music, the Talisman has the playlist for you. 

Hit shuffle on the playlist below if popular, Christmassy jams aren’t your thing, and listen to sad tunes like “River” by Joni Mitchell and “This Was the Worst Christmas Ever” by Sufjan Stevens.