Twenty more Christmas songs you can listen to…
At some point you will have eaten enough, maybe even drank enough – and certainly had enough of being festive to friends and family; time for a few tunes – some of these may well offend everybody in your house… see there is method in the madness!
1. Mighty Mighty Bosstones ”ËThis Time Of The Year’ ”â Initially released in 2001, and is quite simply a song about the Bosstones favourite time of the year as it encourages friendship, and unity.
2. MDC ”ËBlack Christmas’ ”â Not surprisingly from MDC, an anti Christmas song “The holidays don’t fill me with cheer/I get a chill when they draw near”Â Everyone’s favourite ode to seasonal depression from the hardcore funsters!!
3. Sinead O’Connor ”ËSilent Night’ ”â If you cover a Christmas song, you can either do something a bit different, or keep it traditional – Sinead chose those the later, and created one of the most haunting versions of this songs ever recorded. Sadly the video doesn’t equal it…
4. Stiff Little Fingers ”ËWhite Christmas’ ”â Punked up version of the seasonal classic; never quite sure of this style of cover, though this is an admirable effort.
5. Shonen Knife ”ËSweet Christmas’ ”â The Knife girls encourage us all to enjoy Christmas to a revved up new wave beat”Â¦
6. The Ramones ”ËMerry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight) ”â Was released in 1989
7. The Pogues ”ËFairytale Of New York’ ”â Arguably a lesson in song writing, and a clear demonstration of the genius of Shane MacGowan. Featuring the late Kirsty MacColl, and released in 1987 (and nearly every year since) the song is in the form of a dream, when the male character recalls memories of a lost love, and how their love was crushed by drink and drug abuse.
8. Bad Religion ”ËThe First Noel’ ”â A punked up cover of the seasonal classic which the BR boys released on the ”ËSkankin Up Xmas’ compilation
9. Green Day ”ËDead Beat Holiday’ ”â Taken from the 2000 released ”ËWarning’ album
10. The Business ”ËBollocks To Christmas’ The Elton John festive favourite trashed by street urchins The Business
11. Mogwai ”ËChristmas Steps’
12. Pennywise ”ËChristmas In Hell’ ”â The Pennywise boys don’t seem to impressed with the festive period “I find it all so depressing; I’ve got no Yuletide joy”Â¦ Candle lights and Christmas trees, we don’t wont any of these”Â
13. Rancid ”ËChristmas Eve (She Got Up And Left Me)
14. The Greedies ”ËA Merry Jingle’ ”â Anyone remember The Greedies? For those unaware they were the bastard result of coupling 2 Sex Pistols and 2 Thin Lizzy members… This clip is from TOTP in 1979
15. The Humpers ”ËRun Rudolph Run’
16. Cuckooland ”ËSilver Bells’ ”â The sadly defunct Cuckooland turned on the festive spirit showcasing more of their sweet sugar coated harmonies over a driving beat – this time a cover of the Doris Day classic
17. 65 Days Of Static ”ËI’m Dreaming Of A White Christmas Noise’ – When you have finally had enough of the family, put this gentle ditty on – sure to empty the house in seconds!!
18. Pansy Division ”ËHomo Christmas’ ”â Everyone knows that socks for Christmas just doesn’t cut it”Â¦ Pansy Division suggest you accept something else!!
19.TVTV$ ”ËDaddy Drank Our Christmas Money’ ”â Initially released on the 1995 Rhino Records compilation Punk Rock Xmas – The title neatly sums up the full meaning in just four words.
20. Goldblade ”ËCity Of Christmas Ghosts’ ”â Can’t have a Christmas Top 20 without including the LTW boss. Adapted from the ”ËCity Of Ghosts’ track and featuring the late Poly Styrene, the festive theme continued onto the vinyl itself coming in both green and red versions.