2020s

Soundtracks of Cinema: ‘Grumpy Christmas’

Grumpy Christmas Soundtrack - Every Song in the 2021 Netflix Movie

The Grumpy Christmas soundtrack includes music by Lost Acapulco, Wolf Alice and Death Cab for Cutie. This info article contains spoilers for Raúl Martínez’s 2021 Netflix movie. Check out Vague Visages’ Soundtracks of Cinema section for more music guides.

Grumpy Christmas stars Héctor Bonilla, the main character from the 2016 film The Patriarch. Angélica María co-stars as Alicia, the host of a beach gathering that causes friction between members of an extended family during the holiday season. Musically, the movie incorporates 10 needle-drop tracks throughout the 87-minute runtime. Here’s every song in Grumpy Christmas.

Grumpy Christmas Soundtrack: Every Song in the 2021 Netflix Movie

Grumpy Christmas Soundtrack - Every Song in the 2021 Netflix Movie

  • “Jingle Bells” by Traditional (00:00:00): The Grumpy Christmas soundtrack song scores the title sequence. A surf version of the track accompanies a montage scene. Fran (Benny Ibarra) narrates about the San Miguel family.
  • “Feliz Navidad” by El Vez (00:03:00): The extended family of Alma (Jacqueline Bracamontes) reacts to news about faulty air conditioning at their holiday home. The music continues during the main credits sequence. Fran gives a speech to his family.
  • “Los Peces En El Río” by Lost Acapulco (00:22:00): Alma takes food orders. She has the guests vote about a Christmas tree addition. The music fades when Servando explains why they shouldn’t have a nativity scene.
  • “Santa Baby” by Wolf Alice (00:30:00): Fran and Alma enjoy themselves at the beach. The Grumpy Christmas soundtrack song plays as they bike and have drinks. “Santa Baby” continues during an extended montage sequence.
  • “Strangers in the Night” by Los Cinco Latinos (00:42:00): Servando plays a record on a sailboat. Alicia chastises him for a smoking habit.
  • “Una Canción Muy Corta de Navidad” by Bratty (00:56:00): Various conflicted characters sit in silence. The music plays briefly.
  • “Insulto” by Annapura (01:03:00): Servando heats a gas station snack. He rejects Fran’s offer to pay. The Grumpy Christmas soundtrack song drops during a transitional scene.
  • “Las Panderetas” by Los Gatos Rockabilly (01:04:00): Servando and Fran travel to San Miguel. A sign on their vehicle reads “Homero — ‘The Paths of Life.'” Fran attempts to switch the radio station; the characters share a quiet moment.
  • “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” by Death Cab for Cutie (01:13:00): Servando and Fran hitch ride a back to Alicia’s home. They cover Christmas gifts with a blanket. The music fades as Alma speaks with Gina (Tina French) and can also be heard briefly at 01:15:00.
  • “Underneath the Tree (Spanish Version)” by Angélica María (01:20:00): Fran learns that he’s going to be a father. All of the main protagonists open Christmas gifts. The Grumpy Christmas soundtrack song continues as the characters dance.

Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor and chief film critic.