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Looking for Non-Traditional Christmas Music

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posted on Dec, 5 2012 @ 11:22 AM
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.

posted on Dec, 5 2012 @ 11:35 AM
reply to post by SaulGoodman

I've always enjoyed this one.

Besides, it fits in with the doom and gloomers, in a humorous way.

posted on Dec, 5 2012 @ 11:53 AM
The Killers - Don't Shoot Me Santa

posted on Dec, 5 2012 @ 01:45 PM
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.
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posted on Dec, 5 2012 @ 02:02 PM
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.

Thanks again and keep them coming folks.

posted on Dec, 5 2012 @ 02:32 PM
reply to post by SaulGoodman

hope i found something new for you
and that you enjoy


posted on Dec, 6 2012 @ 11:45 AM
This is a favorite of mine, from the album "A Lump of Coal".

I loves me some Henry Rollins. That voice could talk the sneakers right off me.

posted on Dec, 6 2012 @ 12:08 PM
I discovered this one last year and just loved it.

posted on Dec, 6 2012 @ 02:21 PM
reply to post by SaulGoodman

I forgot one. Quite cheesy and possibily racist.

I am definitely saving this thread for Christmas day.

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posted on Dec, 6 2012 @ 08:31 PM
This is Love Spirals Downwards doing Welcome Christmas

It is from a goth compilation of Christmas songs, Excelsis (v.1) ~ a dark noel

posted on Dec, 8 2012 @ 03:56 AM

From Tracey Thorn's album tinsel and lights, bit different but keeping that Christmassy feel.
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posted on Dec, 8 2012 @ 04:03 AM
However if you fancy a disco Christmas, may I suggest the salsoul orchestra Christmas album, gaur entered to keep the party swinging.

posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 08:21 AM
Again, great stuff guys.

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