Merry Christmas from Philly! Listen to holiday songs by Amos Lee, The Districts and more
The Districts | Photo by Jeremy Zimmerman |

Over the years many of our favorite Philly local musicians have covered holiday classics or have written their own seasonal songs. We’ve compiled some of our favorites from the last few years that we’ve posted on The Key, including some highlights from WXPN’s Home For the Holidays, the annual broadcast hosted by WXPN’s Helen Leicht, featuring songs by Amos Lee, The Districts, Good Old War, Ginger Coyle, Hemming, and more.

Amos Lee – “Holiday Song”

The Dead Milkmen – “Christmas Song,” and “All I Want For Christmas Is A Job”

Square Peg Round Hole – “Only At Christmas Time” (Sufjan Stevens cover)

Kiska – “12.23.95” (Jimmy Eat World cover)

Tin Bird Choir – “Christmas is Relentless” and “Season of Peace”

The Districts – “Fires and Footsteps” and “Father Christmas”

Ginger Coyle – “It Feels Like Christmas”

Christopher Davis-Shannon and Tess Emma “Christmas in New Orleans (Louis Armstrong)”

Liz and The Lost Boys – “Blue Christmas (Elvis Presley cover)”

Eric Bazilian with Alexis Cunningham – “Fairytale of New York (The Pogues cover)”

Ben Kessler – “Happy Xmas / War Is Over (John Lennon cover)”

Hemming – “All I Want For Christmas Is You (Mariah Carey cover)”

Aspiga – “I’ll Make You Believe”

Good Old War – “Snow Falls Down”

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