Since I've already posted on both Sufjan Stevens' and Sleeping at Last's Christmas records, you can safely guess that I've got a serious soft spot for holiday tunes...or, in any case, for those that, as NPR highlights, are tolerable.
It's worth pointing out, though, that the Bowie/Bing duet is, at least, a little bit...uncomfortable. But I suppose that's part of its charm. To their excellent list, I would also add Pedro the Lion/David Bazan's series of Christmas 7", Over the Rhine's pair of holiday LPs, and, of course, the Pogues' immortal "Fairytale of New York." Also, you can never go wrong with A Charlie Brown Christmas, right?
UPDATE: Also, Starting Monday, Danielson and others at Sounds Familyre will be posting one free Christmas song a day on their blog. Sweet!