Happy Christmas mr. Psycho Cat!

Xmas is schmaltz hell.

Even those Slade Xmas classics can get to be a bit too much.
Carrie Quartly, though, has managed to dredge up a list of 20 cult Xmas classics.
Okay so I have basically done all the grunt work for you, trawling through unsavoury and sentimental Christmas singles to bring you a rocking, fun, off-kilter and un-embarrassing CD of mistletunes. And with no Cliff Richard in sight. Enjoy!

1. TV Smith – Xmas Bloody Xmas
2. The Kinks – Father Christmas
3. The Damned – There Ain’t No Sanity Clause
4. Wild Billy Childish and the Musicians of the British Empire – Mistletoe
5. Goldblade feat. Poly Styrene – City of Christmas Ghosts
6. The Ramones – Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight)
7. Shonen Knife – Space Christmas
8. The Business – Step Into Christmas
9. The Sonics – Santa Claus
10. Captain Sensible – One Christmas Catalogue
11. Poly Styrene – Black Christmas
12. Martin Mull – Santa Doesn’t Cop Out On Dope
13. The Fall – (We Wish You) a Protein Christmas
14. The Wedding Present – No Christmas
15. The Residents – Santa Dog
16. Current 93 – Happy Birthday Pigface Christus
17. Cristina – Things Fall Apart
18. Saint Etienne – I Was Born On Christmas Day
19. Viv Albertine – It’s a Christmas, Single
20. The Dickies – Silent Night
21. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Big Yule Log Boogie
22. Jack Scott – There’s Trouble Brewing
23. Flat Duo Jets – I’ll Have a Merry Christmas Without You
24. Wild Billy Childish and the Musicians of the British Empire – Christmas 1979
25. The Durutti Column – Snowflakes

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Lifelong music fan and avid gig-goer with bases in South East England and New York City. Spent formative years reared on punk, which taught me to never adopt a uniform (unless it looked really good with hand made badges and a stencil paint job on it). Love garage rock, bubblegum pop and psych, basically anything with heart that makes me want to sway and groove. Follow me on Twitter @Carrie_Quartly if you eat/sleep/breathe music and don't mind being grossed out occasionally.


  1. Great list! Can’t say I’ve heard all of them, but the fact you get the Wedding Present and the Fall in there is enough for me.

    Shame about Slade missing out, but yeah I do agree even that gets a bit much after 20 years.

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