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Not Your Usual Christmas Music Thread

Each year, I try to add to a growing playlist of songs you probably won't hear on the radio during the Holiday Season. Tunes like:

A Christmas Dual by Cyndi Lauper and the Hives
Merry Christmas Exclamation Point by John Lajoie
That Time of Year by Gecko
How to Make the Gravy by Paul Kelly
Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis by Tom Waits
I Want an Alien for Christmas by Fountains of Wayne

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What are some of your favourite not your usual Christmas music?
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Spinal Tap "Christmas with the Devil"

Hanoi Rocks "Dead by Christmas"
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Dez Fafara - Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer


Type O Negative - Red Water (Christmas Mourning)


Lustmord - The Silent Night

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How to Make the Gravy by Paul Kelly
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Sometimes You Have to Work on Christmas (Sometimes) - Harvey Danger
Christmas is Going to the Dogs - The Eels
Merry Christmas from the Family - Jill Sobule (or the original by Robert Earl Keen)
Fifty Kilowatt Tree - The Bobs
Seven O'clock News/Silent Night- Simon & Garfunkel
Champagne of Christmas - The Fleshtones
I'm Not Really in the Christmas Mood This Year - Foxtails Brigade
The Smile of Rachael Ray - David Mead
Fruitcake - The Superions
It's Christmas Time (and I am Still Alive) - Deep Sea Diver
All I Ever Get for Christmas is the Blues - Over the Rhine
Can't Wait for Christmas - The Loose Tapestries
Adult Christmas - Moon Moon Moon
iPod Christmas - Hello Saferide
(WTFAMP) The Christmas Song - Letters to Cleo
Chanukah Honey - Rachel Bloom
Santa Lost a Ho - Christmas Jug Band

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Dropkick Murphys "The Season's Upon Us"
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Bad News - Cashing In On Christmas

(My wife watched Love Actually last weekend and I couldn't that song out of my head thanks to Bill Nighy's scenes.)

Ramones - Merry Christmas (I don't want to fight tonight)

Every Christmas for the past ten years or so
Rogue of the Cruxshadows
as released a holiday song. Some are really beautiful, some are sad, some are more secular. They're available as donationware downloads.
https://www.cruxshadows.org/christmas

Time to give the old Spike Jones Christmas songs and Nutcracker a spin.
This one is played pretty often, but I love The Waitresses's Christmas Wrapping.

Back before the merger, XM Radio used to do Special XMas on their 'weird' channel Special X. Included all the weird songs, Grandma got Run Over, Dogs Barking Jingle Bells, Weird Al's Christmas songs, probably many of the ones in this thread. While I subscribe to SiriusXM and much prefer having the merged satellite radio to having no having satellite radio, I miss XM Radio.
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Always loved this song from the Canadian band The Odds. Sort of has a Tom Petty "Mary Jane's Last Dance" vibe to it.

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That's me at 0:53 in the red jacket

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King Diamond - No Presents for Christmas
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Always loved this Billy Squire song from MTV
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love the nagging wife at the end of this song.
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Jesus, Bobby Pickett really tried to pick that bone bare.
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Jesus, Bobby Pickett really tried to pick that bone bare.
Kinda like Cheap trick here

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My favorite version of Little Drummer Boy. Takes a minute or two to get a little spicy.
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Thanks for all these suggestions. I've been making some YouTube Playlists (though I still call them Mix Tapes) of these Not Your Usual Christmas tunes. Each mix moves through various genres, adds some campy tunes, some comedy, and some not safe for the kiddies stuff (you know, unless you kid loves F bombs). Thought I'd share them below and, should I make more, can add them here too.
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https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL...Ncqfno-UpGLfHh

VOLUME 1

SIDE A:
Let It Snowman, Let It Reindeer by The Johner Boys
Text Me Merry Christmas by Straight No Chaser (featuring Kristen Bell)
You And Me and Christmastime by Sheffield
Christmas TV by Slow Club
That Time of Year by Gecko
Winter Song by Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson
River by Angus Stone
Christmas at Our House by A Silent Film
By the Chimney by Anders Sohn
A Very Sleepy Christmas by Sleepyrebels
Christmas Vacation by Dan Amato
Candy Cane Lane by Sia
Youíre a Mean One, Mr. Grinch by Brittany J Smith
The Christmas Waltz by She & Him
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) by Luka Noa
Lights by Brickson
iPod X-Mas by Kassengift
Itís Christmas So Weíll Stop by Frightened Rabbit

SIDE B
Ugly Xmas Sweater Party by Girlhouse
Deck the Halls by Clouds and Thorns
Itís Christmas (Close Your Eyes) by Shy Nature
C U Christmas Day by Jacklen Ro
Someday at Christmas by Piasi
Two Christmases by Abigail Osborn
It Doesnít Feel Like Christmas by Lucy Spraggan
Merry Christmas Baby by James Richards
Cold White Christmas by Casiotone for the Painfully Alone
Something About Christmas by Rebecca Hurn
If We Make It Through December by Holly Cole
Fairytale of New York by Gavin James
How to Make Gravy by Christine Anu
2000 Miles by Banners
Driving Home for Christmas by Johnny Morgan
One More Day of Christmas by Jon Bryant
Christmas With You by Francis Moon
The Ones You Love by Daniel Blake
Same Old Lang Syn by Josh Pruno

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https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL...LDOYCq5epjv5ok

Volume 2

SIDE A
Christmas Was Better in the 80s by The Futureheads
Father Christmas by The Kings
Santa’s Beard by They Might Be Giants
The Season’s Upon Us by DropKick Murphys
At Last I’m Ready for Christmas by The Barra MacNeils
Happy Christmas ,My Dear by Passenger (featuring Stu Larsen)
Pine Needle Chorus by The Lunar Year
It’s Christmas by Hush Kids
Goodbye England Covered in Snow by Laura Marling
The Happiest Lonely by Johan Gidden
Dear Mrs. Claus by The Barr Brothers
The Chipmunk Song by Good Lovelies
Christmas Time is Here by Devin Dawson
Last Christmas by Jada Facer and Alex Alexander
A Long December by Karen Jonas
White Christmas by Sonja Midtune
Merry Day by Sheffield
Christmastime by TheWellPennies
Christmas in the Room by Sufjan Stevens
Christmas Time by Smashing Pumpkins

SIDE B
Zombie Christmas by Emmy the Great and Time Wheeler
I Want An Alien For Christmas by Foutains of Wayne
Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want to Fight Tonight) by Mattiel
Merry Christmas From the Family by Jill Sobule
Christmas in Prison by More Kicks
Are You Coming Over For Christmas by Belle & Sebastian
Sometimes You Have to Work on Christmas (Sometimes) by Harvey Danger
Merry Christmas Mary Jane by Katie Pruitt
Blame It On the Mistletoe by Amanda Shires
The Christmas Song by The Raveonettes
Tiull Christmas Day by Forrest Frank
I’m Coming Home by Holley Maher
Before You Know It by Sean Redmond
I Heard The Bells on Christmas Day by The Civil Wars
Different This Year by Emmy Law
Old Fashioned Holiday by Andrea Von Krampen
(Anywhere But) Home for the Holidays by The Ballroom Thieves
Happy Xmas (War is Over) by Calexico
The Christmas Flannel Song by Brittany Ann Tranbaugh
Auld Lang Syne by Andre Bird
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Volume 3

SIDE A
All Alone on Christmas by Darlene Love
She’s Right On Time by Billy Joel
Christmas Duel by The Hives and Cyndi Lauper
Yule Shoot Your Eye Out by Fall Out Boy
Thank God It’s Not Christmas by Sparks
This Is Christmas by The Easter Sea
Merry Christmas Exclamation Point by Jon Lajoie
I Don’t Know What Christmas Is (But Christmastime Is Here) by Old 97s
Socks by JD McPherson
Run Rudolph Run by Elliott Pritchard
Christmas All Over Again by Memphis 59
Shake Up Christmas by Train
I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas by Lake Street Dive
Ho Ho Ho by Sia
We Need a Little Christmas by AgesandAges
White Wine in the Sun by Tim Minchin
Minerva (When You Wake) by The Racer
Mountains and Sea by Courteous Thief
Boxing Day Blues by Courtney Barnett
I Wish It Was Christmas Today by Julian Casablancas

SIDE B
A Christmas to Remember by Anelda
Merry Xmas Everybody by Dancing on Tables
Rocking Around the Christmas Tree by Tom Speight
Christmas, Happy You’re Here by Brooke Annibale
Do You Feel the Same by Cavern Company
Carol of the Bells by Aeseaes
Purple People (Christmas in Space) by Tori Amos
Christmas Everyday by Cinders
The Christmas Tree is Fake by Common Jack
All I Want For Christmas is a Work Email by Self Esteem
Everything is One Big Christmas Tree by Magnetic Fields
Blue Christmas by Lullanas
Cheers to Your Holiday by Vocal Few
Christmas at Home by Madison Olds
Somewhere In My Memory by Davis John Patton
Glowing by Kinn (Featuring Drew Elliott)
Christmas Card From a Hooker in Minneapolis by Neko Case
Mama It’s Christmas by Maple Glider
Christmas Must Be Tonight by Bahamas
Adult Christmas by Moon Moon Moon

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