Top 5 Christmas Rock Songs

Christmas songs don't always need to be overly cheerful. Here are five holiday favorites for your inner-rocker

Do you cringe when you hear the same Christmas song over and over on the radio? Well shut that radio off and add a bit of edge to your holiday playlist. Take a listen to our five favorite Christmas rock songs below.

5

The Killers - A Great Big Sled

A Great Big Sled is a Christmas single from The Killers that was released in 2006. All proceeds from the record went to charity.

4

August Burns Red - Carols of the Bells

Sure this song is a bit more metal than rock but it's a great take to a classic.

3

Relient K - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

It wouldn't be a Christmas Rock list without any mention of Relient K's Christmas album. They've put out an entire album dedicated to famous holiday carols with a touch of rock. Our favorite from the bunch, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.

2

Sum 41 (Featuring Tenacious D) - Things I Want

Here's an odd collaboration between Sum 41 and Tenacious D. How can you not like a song with lyrics like:

I wanna see-through jump suit
that fits me tight
I want all the Beetles copyrights
I wanna chop Florida off the map
I want Pamala Anderson's speedo top!

I wanna see-through jump suit
that fits me tight
I want all the Beetles copyrights
I wanna chop Florida off the map
I want Pamala Anderson's speedo top!

1

John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Happy Christmas (War Is Over)

This is the infamous John Lennon / Yoko Ono christmas song. It was written back in October 1971 and released in time for Christmas, however, the song failed to chart in the US. It wasn't until a few years later that the song grew in popularity.

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