Welcome to the 21st century, Christmas carols

Every year, the same old Christmas carols infiltrate the airwaves and instead of letting us enjoy the holidays, they make us wish Christmas was over sooner. It’s time to crush the carol-bashing attitudes by introducing some Christmas albums that actually appeal to those who hate the soft-rock radio stations. If you feel like you’re missing some Christmas spirit, but can’t stand the thought of Burl Ives telling you what kind of Christmas to have, then this list is for you.


Holiday Albums. Courtesy of Google.
Holiday Albums. Courtesy of Google.

A rockin Christmas:

Smashmouth – The Gift of Rock

Twisted Sister – A Twisted Christmas

Bob Dylan – Christmas In The Heart


Indie around the Christmas tree:

Bright Eyes – A Christmas Album

She and Him – A Very She And Him Christmas

Sufjan Stevens – Songs For Christmas


Rap it with a bow:

Various Artists – Christmas Rap

Jim Jones – A Dipset Christmas

Snoop Dogg – Christmas In Tha Dogghouse


Country carols:

Lady Antebellum – A Merry Little Christmas

Blake Shelton – Cheers Its Christmas

Rascal Flatts – Unwrapped


Pop the top:

Justin Beiber – Under The Mistletoe

Kelly Clarkson – Wrapped In Red

Jewel – Let It Snow: A Holiday Collection


Other honourable mentions:

Bad Religion – Christmas Songs

Mary J. Blige – A Mary Christmas

August Burns Red – Sleddin Hill

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