Balkanist Playlist #2: Holiday Songs for People Who Do Not Like Holiday Songs

Happy holidays to all. Here are a few songs. Thank you to our friends who contributed some fine suggestions. Much love and happiness in the New Year!! Greetings from Sarajevo, 

Balkanist xx.

Sam Cooke, “You Send Me”


Caetano Veloso, “In the Hot Sun of Christmas Day”


Three Degrees, “Collage”


Nina Simone, “Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me”


Nick Lowe, “Time I Took a Holiday”


Marvin Gaye, “Purple Snowflakes”


The Flaming Lips, “A Change at Christmas (Say it Ain’t So)”


Gnoomes, “Jingle Bell Rock”

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