I know there are a few threads about Christmas songs out there, but I'm looking for something different. I kind of collect Christmas music that's
not what you usually hear. I'm looking for any Christmas song that's not a cover of a traditional Christmas song. So, no "Silent Night," no "God
Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," nothing like that.
I don't care if it's rock, rap, county or even if it sounds like a classic Christmas song as long as it's something we don't usually hear. I
don't care if it's happy, sad, funny, serious, squeaky clean or absolutely filthy.
Here's a youtube playlist of some of my favorite non-traditional Christmas songs (There are some covers on there, but disregard):
And here's some examples:
(Warning: This one contains foul language)
Thank you so much for any suggestions. Every year I spend hours and hours trying to find new stuff. But after awhile, all my sources seem to dry up.
This is one of my favorite non traditional Christmas songs, you can either appreciate it just as a Christmas song or you can look at it the way Greg
Lake intended it to be:
"I Believe In Father Christmas" is a song by Greg Lake (most famously a member of King Crimson and Emerson, Lake & Palmer). Although it is often
categorized as a Christmas song this was not Lake's intention. Lake wrote the song in protest of the commercialization of Christmas.
Here's another good non traditional collection, but unfortunately I could not find it on youtube, so I only have a pic of the cd and one of Julie
playing her harp.
Julie Darling can absolutely rip it up with a Celtic Harp.
edit on 5-12-2012 by Nucleardoom because: (no reason given)
Great stuff so far guys. I've heard all these songs. The Weird Al stuff is probably what got me interested in some of the more twisted Christmas
songs I enjoy. I just found out about The Killers Christmas EP last night. And "I Believe in Father Christmas" has been a favorite for awhile.
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