Or so say Josh Weller and Paloma Faith on their festive offering “Its Christmas And I Hate You” (YouTube above).

I’m afraid it’s that time of the year when people play music they wouldn’t tollerate on any of the other 364 days of the year.  Here’s Music Like Dirt’s festive countdown, featuring music thats actually both Christmassy AND good.

Merry Christmas.

1. Kelpe – Silent Night

One of my favourite acts of the year, Kelpe, on possibly the label of the year, DC Recordings. Silent Night is treated with total reverence as distant choirs burst through, and impossible beauty unfolds. Play this on Christmas day and it might just snow.

Kelpe – “Silent Night’ (MP3)

2.  “Friendship is the wine of life, the longer we keep it the stronger and sweeter it grows

The Superimposers wish a merry christmas to “all you shining stars” with a full hour long Christmas special of their Wonderful Sound Libraries” Radio show. Listen here and download their shimmering Spectoresque “Chasing Christmas”.

The Superimposers – “Chasing Christmas” (MP3)

3. Hedluv – Christmas Rappin’ (YouTube)

Hedluv and Passman offer up festive rhymes as they continue to tread the fine line between cheapo naffness and utter genius. Who else would think of teaming up what sounds like the keyboard riff from “Tales Of The Unexpected” to sing along lines like “Ice cream, double cream, brandy cream and clotted cream… i’ll eat it all and then i’ll go and play Monopoly“.  Visit their Myspace to buy.

200px-milliepulledpistol-single4. Millie Pulled a Pistol On Santa

I know I post this every year, and it brings the mood right down, but its an absolute classic from the darker side of christmas. Whats more it still brings back the excitement this De La obsessive felt when it landed on my doormat 17 years ago on Import CD.

On this US only single version De La tell the tale of Millie and how “the coolest dad in town” meets his maker.

She had the curves that made you wanna take chances
I mean on her, man, I’d love to make advances
I guess her father must ‘a got the same feelin’
I mean, actually findin’ his own daughter Millie appealing

De La Soul – “Millie Pulled a Pistol On Santa (Full Version)” (MP3)

5. Yeah Yeah Yeah

In return for your email address, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs offer up their FREE christmas single “All I Want For Christmas“.  Makes me look forward to Karen O and crews return in the new year.  Download here.

6. William Burroughs – The Junkie’s Christmas

William Burroughs – The Junkies Christmas” (MP3)