Are you uninterested in listening to the identical previous Christmas songs on repeat? Let’s face it, whereas sure tunes grow to be classics for a purpose, listening to them continuous all through the vacation season can put on you down. So, with that in thoughts, we’ve compiled a listing of 10 different Christmas songs that supply a refreshing tackle the season whereas nonetheless retaining the festive spirit alive.
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1. “Don’t Shoot Me Santa” – The Killers (2007)
Launched in 2007 in help of AIDS charities organized by Product Crimson, “Don’t Shoot Me Santa” represented The Killers’ second Christmas music after 2006’s “A Nice Large Sled.” The music sees the Las Vegas quartet take a darker strategy as they lend their signature soulful type of heartland rock to the vacation season, making for a break from the standard upbeat festive fare.
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2. “A Winter’s Story” – Queen (1995)
This psychedelic masterpiece appeared on Queen’s 1995 album Made in Heaven, which was launched 4 years after Freddie Mercury’s demise. Mercury’s lyrics, which describe his view from his window whereas writing the music, add a dream-like high quality that’s aided by Mind Could’s visionary guitar solo, which was solely written after Mercury’s passing.
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3. “I Gained’t Be Dwelling for Christmas” – Blink-182 (2005)
A parody of the Christmas basic “I’ll Be Dwelling for Christmas,” this music options Blink-182’s trademark tongue-in-cheek humor because it tells the story of a person who snaps on Christmas Eve and assaults a gaggle of carolers. Initially launched as a radio promo in 1997, it was reissued as a single in 2001 and even topped the Canadian singles chart.
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4. “Christmas Time (Don’t Let the Bells Finish)” – The Darkness (2003)
Though this festive rock music takes on the same old construction and trappings of a Christmas basic, there are sufficient cheeky puns and face-melting guitar riffs scattered all through that make it a hilarious parody for the attentive listener to take pleasure in.
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5. “Snowman” – Sia (2017)
Whereas Sia’s balladic tackle Christmas was launched in 2017, it loved its peak reputation in 2020 after the music was picked up on TikTok. This, in flip, led to the “Slowed Down & Snowed In” remix, which was launched a month later.
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6. “I Noticed My Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” – Amy Winehouse (2004)
Whereas many will probably be conversant in Jimmy Boyd’s 1952 authentic, Amy Winehouse’s funky, soulful rendition of this Christmas basic brings a complete new spin to the music. Initially recorded for the BBC in 2004, it was re-released in 2020. It’s a enjoyable, upbeat quantity that reminds us of the late singer’s unimaginable expertise.
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7. “Christmas Tree” – Girl Gaga (2010)
Undoubtedly not one for the household playlist! This dance-pop banger samples a number of different Christmas songs, together with “Deck the Halls” and “The Little Drummer Boy.” Regardless of widespread criticism for its sexual innuendos, Girl Gaga’s controversial Christmas carol loved some fairly strong digital gross sales again in 2010, and it stays a responsible pleasure for a lot of.
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8. “No Presents For Christmas” – King Diamond (1985)
Launched as a standalone single, “No Presents For Christmas” begins with renditions of basic Christmas carols earlier than shortly taking a darker flip. King Diamond’s laughter and iconic falsetto scream waste no time interrupting proceedings alongside roaring guitar riffs. This headbanging basic is ideal to take heed to throughout the vacation season and past.
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9. “Santa Claus Goes Straight to the Ghetto” – Snoop Dogg (1996)
Titled after James Brown’s music of the identical identify, Snoop Dogg recorded this music with Daz Dillinger, Nate Dogg, Tray Deee and Unhealthy Azz in 1996, and it featured on the album Christmas on Dying Row. It’s as enjoyable as you’d anticipate from Snoop and the crew, with nice lyrics and a strong beat.
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10. “Christmastime” – The Smashing Pumpkins (1998)
Initially launched in 1997 as a part of A Very Particular Christmas 3 in help of the Particular Olympics, “Christmastime” has since been coated by plenty of different artists. It’s The Smashing Pumpkins’ authentic that stands out, as Billy Corgan’s haunting vocals mix completely with the sound of sleigh bells.
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