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Hello Festive Season, nice to see you again. Just like that another year is almost over and that means Christmas is nearly upon us! With only a week until the big day, the amped up, steroid-induced ‘Christmas spirit’ might be getting just a bit too much for some of us. Don’t worry, we hear you.
So to help drown out the sound of screaming children in shopping centres but keep you in the festive mood, we’ve compiled our favourite not-so-classic Christmas songs into a Christmas Essentials playlist. Head to Spotify and listen to the playlist, or scroll down to see if your favourites made the cut.
DISCLAIMER: Some songs on the below list are not available on Spotify and therefore have not been included in the Spotify playlist.
Amon Amarth // Viking Christmas
Grab your ale and raise it to Odin, it’s time for a Viking Christmas!
August Burns Red // Sleddin’ Hill
This song will keep you jolly through the most trying of Christmas traditions.
Bad Religion // Christmas Songs Compilation
Our favourite religion, giving new life to old Christmas classics.
Chris Farren ft. Jenny Owen Youngs // Like A Gift From God Or Whatever
This song could definitely get by unnoticed in a family Christmas playlist.
Christopher Lee // Jingle Hell
Opera and heavy metal, reimagining a classic carol, is there anything Christopher Lee can’t do?
Dropkick Murphys // The Season’s Upon Us
The most relatable Christmas song. Ever. Dropkick Murphys win Christmas.
Gerard Way ft. Lydia Night // Dasher
First a Halloween song, now a Christmas song? I hope these gifts come every year!
GWAR // Stripper Christmas Summer Weekend
If you’re working a BBQ this Christmas, I want this song blaring in the background will you shoey a beer.
King Diamond // No Presents For Christmas
In my opinion, a great sitting room song while you’re basking in post-feast fullness.
Korn // A Very Korn Kristmas
Dirty, dark and devilish, just the way we like our Korn – this song is for after the kiddies have gone to bed.
Landon Tewers // I Hope You Have A Shitty Christmas
We all know this person!
My Chemical Romance // All I Want For Christmas Is You (Cover)
Admit it, this is a WAY better version than Mariah Carey’s!
NOFX // X-mas Has Been X’ed
Saaaanta Claus is coming to town, and he’s cancelling Christmas (sorry not sorry).
The Used // Alone This Holiday
You’re never truly alone with Bert McCracken’s voice serenading you on Christmas day.
Type O Negative // Red Water (Christmas Mourning)
Sometimes it’s just too damn jolly and you gotta tone everyone down for a bit.