Photo. Have yourself a Christmas rock! Jingle bells, jingle bells, Jingle all the way!
Selection of Christmas rock songs that get you into the right holiday spirit:
- Christmas Xmas (War is Over) - John Lennon
- Do They Know It's Christmas? - Band Aid (1984 version)
- 2000 Miles - The Pretenders
- We Three Kings - Blondie
- Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree - Kim Wild and Mel Smith
- Fairytale of New York with the Pogues - Shane McGowan & Co and Kirsty MacColl
- Merry Jingle - The Christmas album "Christmas Crusher" - Norwegian band Backstreet Girls
- Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight Tonight) - Ramones
- Oh Come All Ye Faithful of - Twisted Sister
- City Of Christmas Ghosts - Goldblade ft Poly Styrene
- Merry Christmas Everybody - Slade
- Auld Lang Syne / You'll Never Walk Alone - Slade
- White Christmas – live version by Stiff Little Fingers
- White Christmas – from the album Christmas Songs - Bad Religion
- Jingle Bells - Sex Pistols
- Thank God It's Christmas - Queen
- Jesus Christ - Hiawatha from Norway
These songs will make you rock around the Christmas tree and sing too.
Some of the songs on the list are sung in many Christmas-decorated homes in more or less melodious versions. For those who are looking for alternatives to Christian Christmas songs, they find few here. Jingle Bell by Sex Pistols is one of them.
What are your favourite Christmas songs?
For more Christmas rock inspiration and videoes:
Christmas Songs That Rock (Loudwire):
“It’s no secret the holiday season is filled with mundane, monotonous tunes. Thankfully, rock saves the day as this list of heavy hitters puts their own spin on these traditional songs.”
The Greatest Rock & Roll Christmas Songs, Holiday Songs (Rolling Stone):
“From Springsteen’s Santa Claus Is Coming to Town to Kanye’s Christmas in Harlem to Sandler’s Chanukah Song, plus 13 more. Here’s a look and listen at some of the best and most memorable Christmas songs of all time.”
Top 10 Christmas Songs (Ultimate Classic Rock):
“The top Christmas songs help make the holidays one of the most wonderful times of year to be a fan of classic rock.”
The Best Christmas Rock Songs (ThoughtCo):
“The energy and aggression of rock music wouldn’t seem to be a good fit for the solemnity of Christmas songs, but as this list demonstrates, sometimes it turns out to be a winning combination.”
Have Yourself A Rock Christmas: The Best Christmas Rock Playlist (uDiscoverMusic):
“Most of us fall back on a solid Christmas hits collection regardless of our party’s persuasion, but what if we went one louder and gifted you the best rock Christmas songs ever?”
The 12 Alternative Rock Songs of Christmas (Diffuser.fm)
“Christmas is right around the corner, so what better way to get in the holiday spirit than listening to holiday carols?”
Top 10 Rock N Roll Christmas Songs (Irish Rock'N'Roll Museum):
"Christmas is upon us, and with it the return of Christmas songs taking over our airwaves. While we can agree there are a lot of very poor attempts, there are some gems out there too!"