Is “white winter hymnal” by Fleet Foxes a Christmas song?

It came on at the gym a week or so amongst Christmas songs and I was confused, and put an “indie Christmas” playlist on Spotify and it was there too.

  • It’s a Christmas song
  • It’s not a Christmas song

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All Christmases are winters but not all winters are Christmases

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Released in July apparently. Not a Christmas song on that basis alone.

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Anyone else hear it as “and turn the white snow rudolph strawberries in the summertime”?

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Still obsessed with this

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Oh my fucking god

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Incredible stuff hey?

Is he singing all the parts like Andy Bernard?

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Pointless

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feels like one. even when I listen to it in summer.

happy for this to enter the Official Christmas Canon.

gosh this is not good.

edit : at the end where he goes “in the summer time”, it reminds me of Alan Partridge singing along to his own “Oasthouse” theme song.

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conflicting - it mentions scarves and snow but also mentions strawberries in summertime

Always got a summer vibe from fleet foxes

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definitely not a Christmas song, but a winter song.

i always got the sense that the guy falls and turns the ‘white snow red’ by bleeding profusely which isn’t very Christmassy.

Same

Jesca Hoop covers it on ‘Lost Christmas’ so I guess it is.

It’s incredibly Partridge isn’t it?

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Isn’t this classed as a Christmas song. Although basically it’s a winter song…

Frosty the Snowman - never once mentions Christmas
Just Like Christmas (literally says “It wasn’t like Christmas at all.”)

Let it snow is Christmas song
. This is too