Tuesday 16 October 2012, 11:59 | By

Christmas Rules compilation to feature Paul McCartney, The Shins, Rufus Wainwright


Paul McCartney

Not to be out-yule-tided by the array of artists (Cee Lo Green, Sufjan Stevens, surf-pop commodity Colbie Caillat) who have already confirmed their festive-themed LPs so far this year, Hear Music, the sometime record label of coffee purveyor and champion tax evaders Starbucks, has compiled a record featuring new versions of Christmas standards by the likes of Paul McCartney, Irma Thomas, fun., Rufus Wainwright, Sharon Van Etten and The Shins. ‘Christmas Rules’, as it has been titled, will be available in all gift-wrappable formats from 5 Nov.

Hear mini samples of all its seventeen tracks via this SoundCloud player:


fun. – Sleigh Ride
The Shins – Wonderful Christmas Time
Rufus Wainwright feat Sharon Van Etten – Baby It’s Cold Outside
Paul McCartney – The Christmas Song Ages
Black Prairie feat Sallie Ford – Man With The Bag
Civil Wars – I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
Calexico – Green Grows The Holly
Agesandages – We Need A Little Christmas
Holly Golightly – That’s What I Want for Christmas
Irma Thomas feat Preservation Hall Jazz Band – May Everyday Be Christmas
Heartless Bastards – Blue Christmas
Eleanor Friedberger – Santa Bring My Baby Back To Me
Fruit Bats – It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
Y La Bamba – Senor Santa
The Punch Bros. – O Come O Come, Emmanuel
The Head & The Heart – What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve
Andrew Bird – Auld Lang Syne


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