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10 Alternative Christmas Songs to Jingle to!


Christmas is just days away, so it’s time to ease the pain of typical holiday classics that only get your foot tappin’. This is for all the Ralphies out there, the ones who say more than “fudge.” The “big one.” The queen mother of dirty words. Throw the tire lugs up, thank the gods for gel body wash because there will be no bar of soap in this mouth this year. Here are 10 alternative Christmas songs that will get you through the Christmas holiday before, during and after. (They are in no specific order.)


1. Coldplay – “Christmas Lights


2. Jimmy Eat World – “12.23.95


3. Blink-182 – “Won’t Be Home For Christmas


4. Bright Eyes – “Silver Bells


5. Fall Out Boy – “Yule Shoot Your Eye Out


6. Death Cab for Cutie – “Baby Please Come Home


7. All Time Low – “Merry Christmas, Kiss My Ass


8. Taking Back Sunday – “Merry Christmas I Missed You So Much


9. The Killers – “Don’t Shoot Me Santa


10. Dropkick Murphys – “The Season’s Upon Us


Bonus: Ben Folds Five – “Brick
When it is time to come down from your Christmas ‘high’ the next day… this song will help you safely. Listen to it at 6AM ideally.