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Sufjan Stevens Wants Your Holiday Songs

Sufjan Stevens sure does like his holiday tunes. The singer/songwriter has already released 42 of them in his Songs for Christmas box set, and this fall, he's writing and recording yet another. But this time, there's a twist: He wants to swap his song for a fan-written song in what might be one of the most unusual gift exchanges ever.

Here's how Stevens' record label, Asthmatic Kitty, explains the contest:

Sufjan's song becomes your song. You can hoard it for yourself, sell it to a major soft drink corporation, use it in your daughter's first Christmas video, or share it for free on your website. No one except Sufjan and you will hear his song, unless you decide otherwise. You get the song and all legal rights to it. We get the same rights to your song.

So you end up with a Sufjan-penned Christmas tune all for yourself, and your song could end up on a Pepsi commercial? Score!

All the details are over here, but here are the basics: All entries must be received by Dec. 1, the label gets permission to stream all the entries online, and a winner — based on creativity and originality — will be announced around Dec. 15.

Anyone here ready to pen a new holiday classic?


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kimmebug kimmebug 9 years
Sufjan is amazing.
grrlyrebel grrlyrebel 9 years
ohhhh, I loved last year's holiday tunes by him, can't wait to hear more!
Brooklynbee Brooklynbee 9 years
I looooove Sufjan! Briggs313, I'm sorry you missed the concert in Brooklyn. I was there on Saturday and it was amazing.
briggs313 briggs313 9 years
I just recently jumped on the Sufjan bandwagon and I love him! I was so sad I missed his concert weekend in Brooklyn last week :( But this is def on my wish list for xmas!
syako syako 9 years
I love his holiday box set. I got it last year and will randomly put it in the cd player throughout the year. Great stuff.
katiejane24 katiejane24 9 years
This is why I looove Sufjan. What a fun and creative idea!
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