Welcome to Crawdaddy!’s HoHoHo Holiday Mix. While there are a few traditional Christmas tunes included for all you purists out there, we thought we’d take things in a different, perhaps even unexpected, direction. You may notice that some of these songs might not exactly be a Christmas tune, or even particularly joyous or uplifting. Yet, each song has a little something Christmas-y about it, be it words in the title like “bells” (although they’re bleeding) and “snow” (although “Snowblind” is a metaphor about cocaine)… or, hey, maybe it’s just Tiny Tim singing “Earth Angel.” Whatever it is, our aim is for you to have a little fun in figuring out how on God’s good earth these tunes work together for this very special holiday playlist. You might even want to think of it as a conundrum not unlike the Immaculate Conception. Have a little faith. Word on the hill is that this may even be the strangest Christmas mix around.