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Free Download: Blitzen Trapper's Gentle 'Christmas Is Coming Soon'

Celebrate the holidays with a track from the indie group

December 19, 2011 12:00 PM ET
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Blitzen Trapper
Tyler Kohlhoff

Click to listen to Blitzen Trapper's 'Christmas Is Coming Soon'

Many bands reimagine traditional holiday songs when writing original Christmas tunes. Portland, Oregon's Blitzen Trapper, on the other hand, wrote the melodic "Christmas Is Coming Soon" about all the aspects of small-town life – and a hick Santa.

Blitzen Trapper's singer Eric Earley says that the gentle holiday track "is about the real Santa Claus, who we all know lives in southern Oregon in a double wide trailer and drinks too much peppermint schnapps from a straw." It's pretty fitting for a band whose name references one of Santa's trusty reindeer.

Blitzen Trapper's "Christmas Is Coming Soon" is available to download for free here.

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