'Tis the Season for Holiday Music

Jan 1, 2015

West Virginia Public Radio's unofficial mascot, Uri the Sheepdog, dressed for the holidays.
Credit Joni Deutsch

December's finally here, a season full of yule log background savers and ugly-yet-still-popular-at-Urban Outfitters holiday sweaters. To me, the best part of the holiday season comes from rock'n around the Christmas tree/menorah and giving special gifts to my family and friends. And yes, dear reader, A Change of Tune, West Virginia Public Radio's brand new indie/alternative music program, is sending some holiday musical cheer your way.

Need to spice up your holiday party? A Change of Tune has you covered with its Happy Indie Holidays Spotify playlist, which is chock full o'holiday jams from your favorite or soon-to-be-favorite artists. It's updated daily with Christmas covers, Hanukkah harmonies and the like, so don't hesitate to give your holiday music picks in the comments below.

The show also has a few musical surprises in store, including a radio collaboration with Mr. Eclectopia, holiday interviews with seminal indie group Los Campesinos! and Los Angeles-by-way-of-West Virginia rock maestro Scott Simons and a pair of tickets to an amazing December 11 folk show in Columbus.

Keep up with A Change of Tune's holiday shenanigans on the show's FacebookTwitter and Instagram. And don't forget to tune in to A Change of Tune's holiday special December 20 at 10pm EST on West Virginia Public Radio (wvpublic.org/listen-live).