Saturday, December 20, 2014

Alternative Christmas Music

I'm going to sound like a major Scrooge when I say this, but here goes. I don't like Christmas music. Over time, I've just gotten so incredibly sick of the ones that come on over and over again, so I have a habit of looking for more recent Christmas music to listen to rather than the same old stuff. My favorite music is more metal/punkrock, and I decided to try listening to some of their Christmas tracks this year. Some of these ended up being pretty great, so for day 20 of #25DaysOfGlam, I'm giving you some of my favorite alternative Christmas songs that were released this year. Enjoy!

I'm starting off Sickly Sweet Holidays, a collaboration between Panic! At The Disco and Falling in Reverse, both of which are on my favorite bands list. It was a very surprising song since it isn't what you'd generally expect from these two, but I was pretty impressed. It isn't a hardcore as Falling In Reverse or as punkrock as Panic! At The Disco, but I did really like it. Definitely something different than the classics!


This next song is The King by Wolves at the Gate. I'd never heard of this band before, but I heard that another band I like, Memphis May Fire, was contributing to a Christmas album, and this was one of the tracks that really grabbed my attention. It is most definitely a metal song with the heavy guitar and screaming vocals, but it has a Christmas message. Mixing the two together created a Christmas song that I actually liked to listen to and was still considered a Christmas song. I love most every song on the Christmas album it's on, Midnight Clear, so I'd recommend checking it out if you like this song.


This last song is pretty hysterical. This is The Killers' Joel The Lump Of Coal, and despite the name of the band that sings it, it's a pretty hysterical Christmas song. It honestly cracked me up the whole way through, and the video is great. It'll definitely get you into the Christmas spirit, and it has a fun storyline.


These are definitely different from other Christmas songs you usually hear this time of year, but I love trying new holiday songs just to get a break from the traditional songs that I've heard so many times I can't stand them anymore. Do you listen to Christmas music that isn't grouped with the traditional few that are replayed on the radio throughout this month? Let me know in the comments, I'd love to check them out!

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