'Tis the season for holiday music! This year, why not try a playlist with an alternative perspective? From Kacey Musgraves and Andrew Bird to Boston artists Guster, Letters to Cleo and more, these tracks—handpicked by Front Row Boston—were born out of tradition and are beaming with an indie spirit.

"Wonderful Christmastime," The Shins, Holiday's Rule
"The Season’s Upon Us," Dropkick Murphys, The Season's Upon Us
"Listening to Otis Redding At Home During Christmas," Okkervil River, Don't Fall in Love With Everyone You See
"Green Grows the Holly," Calexico, Holiday's Rule
"It’s Christmas So We’ll Stop," Frightened Rabbit, It’s Christmas So We’ll Stop
"Christmas Eve," Nickel Creek, A Dotted Line
"Miss You This Christmas," Letters to Cleo, OK Christmas
"Boxing Day Blues (Revisited)," Courtney Barnett, Boxing Day Blues (Revisited)
"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," Phoebe Bridgers, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
"Mele Kalikimaka," Kacey Musgraves, A Very Kacey Christmas
"O Come All Ye Faithful," Weezer, Christmas With Weezer
"Mvmt IV, Every Bell on Earth Will Ring," The Oh Hellos, The Oh Hellos' Family Christmas Album
"Auld Lang Syne," Andrew Bird, Holiday's Rule
"Father Christmas," Dispatch, Father Christmas
"Sister Winter," Joseph, Sister Winter B/W Rest
"Mamacita, Donde Esta Santa Claus?," Guster, Mamacita, Donde Esta Santa Claus?
"O Come, O Come, Emmanuel," Punch Brothers, Holiday's Rule
"This Time of Year," The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Medium Rare
"Hark the Herald Angels Sing," Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, A Neighborly Christmas
"Santa Baby," Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Baby It's Cold Outside
"Xmas Tree," Deerhoof, Half Bird
"New Year’s Eve," First Aid Kit, The Lion's Roar