‘Holidays Rule’: Modern Multi-Genre Seasonal Collection Comes To Vinyl For The First Time

[Cover photo credits: Rufus Wainwright (credit Tina Tyrell), Paul McCartney (credit Mary McCartney), and Andrew Bird (credit Cameron Wittig)]

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Craft Recordings is set to release the first-ever vinyl pressing of Holidays Rulea collection of seasonal music featuring contributions from across the musical spectrum. Due out September 30th, 2022, the collection arrives as a 2-LP set pressed on translucent red vinyl and housed in a gatefold jacket. In addition, a limited clear-with-red-and-green splatter variant is available exclusively at the Craft Recordings store. Lacquers were cut by Dave Cooley at Elysian Mastering from the original hi-resolution sources, mastered by Gavin Lurssen at Lurssen Mastering.

Originally released in 2012, the set includes 17 recordings of holiday classics from artists including fun., Paul McCartney, The Shins, The Civil Wars, Rufus Wainwright (featuring Sharon Van Etten), Fruit Bats, and many more. Genres span Americana, Alt-Pop, Folk, Electronica, Country, New Orleans Gospel, Garage Rock, and more with a goal to create a cohesive album rather than an assemblage.


Side A

1. fun. – “Sleigh Ride”
2. The Shins – “Wonderful Christmastime”
3. Rufus Wainwright feat. Sharon Van Etten – “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”
4. Paul McCartney – “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)”

Side B

1. Black Prairie feat. Sallie Ford – “(Everybody’s Waitin’ For) The Man With The Bag”
2. The Civil Wars – “I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day”
3. Calexico – “Green Grows The Holly”
4. AgesandAges – “We Need A Little Christmas”

Side C

1. Holly Golightly – “That’s What I Want For Christmas”
2. Irma Thomas with Preservation Hall Jazz Band – “May Ev’ry Day Be Christmas”
3. Heartless Bastards – “Blue Christmas”
4. Eleanor Friedberger – “Santa, Bring My Baby Back To Me”
5. Fruit Bats – “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas”

Side D

1. Y La Bamba – “Señor Santa (Mister Santa)”
2. Punch Brothers – “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” 
3. The Head and the Heart – “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?”
4. Andrew Bird – “Auld Lang Syne”

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