While December is full of holiday cheer, it's also full of end-of-year melancholy. For this month's Life's a Mixtape mix, we wanted to share the more melancholic and nostalgic feeling that comes with the end of a year... memories of long-lost loves, hopes of what is yet to come, apologies for what never did, and a promise of continuing on next to the one you love.
The long, dark, cold December month is cozy, boozy and full of moments of deep comfort. I hope you enjoy this mixtape as much as I have.
For the Summer / Ray LaMontagne & the Pariah Dogs
Summer Skin / Death Cab For Cutie
The Rain / The Swell Season
Wait / Alexi Murdoch 3
You will Become / Glen Hansard
Styrofoam Plates / Death Cab For Cutie
12.23.95 / Jimmy Eat World
Christmas Blues / Dustin Kensure
Blame It On the Tetons / Modest Mouse
This Good Night is Still Everywhere / Dustin Kensure
Winter Winds / Mumford & Sons
Always in the Season / Pomplamoose
Getting Ready for Christmas Day / Paul Simon
Same Old Lang Syne / Dan Fogelberg **my favorite for the season
Brick / Ben Folds Five
Better Days / Goo Goo Dolls
A Long December / Counting Crows
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