She & Him have been the reigning king and queen of indie Christmas for the last little while, but it looks like Sufjan Stevens is prepping to usurp the throne with another upcoming holiday album. He’s been sharing mysterious and very Christmas-y clips on his new Tumblr over the past few days, accompanied by some amusing video art. If it’s not too early in the autumn for you to fully grasp the holiday spirit, you can sample what sound like very Sufjan-y takes on seasonal classics like “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” and “Do You Hear What I Hear?” alongside original, typically ridiculously titled tracks like “HappyKarmaChristmas” and “No One Can Save You From Christmases Past.” Still no news on that rumored Kitty Pryde collab, but stay tuned.
“Santa Claus is Coming to Town”:
“No One Can Save You From Christmases Past”:
“Ah, Holy Jesus”:
“Do You Hear What I Hear?”: