23 Of the Most Unconventional Christmas Songs


As quickly as Christmas season rolls round, radio stations all over the place start blasting all of the classics, from "White Christmas" to "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" to "Baby, It's Cold Outside." While many artists cowl the favorites, additionally they spring up their very own vacation ditties, regularly crafting the subsequent line of classics like Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You."

But some, then again, don't care to make a music that you simply'll be singing for a lot of Christmases to return. Instead, they go for one thing a bit extra memorable due to how non-traditional they're -- and thus, a few of the most unconventional Christmas songs are born.

Whether cynical, foolish or simply downright weird, take a hear to those atypical vacation tracks and boost your Christmas playlist.

"Yule Shoot Your Eye Out,” Fall Out Boy

The Fall Out Boy guys have been some of the quintessential emo lyric writers of the late 2000s, they usually introduced that scornful mindset to a vacation monitor. At least the acoustic guitars soften the blow of traces like, "You're the very last thing I wish to see beneath the tree."

"All I Want For Christmas Is A Real Good Tan,” Kenny Chensey

For those that can't fairly discover the enjoyment in a winter wonderland: "How 'bout two tickets to a tropical shore/ Where we don't need to put on these winter garments anymore?"

“Wit It This Christmas,” Ariana Grande

At its core, Grande's R&B-style monitor is solely one other Christmas love music -- simply with a bass-heavy beat and a few new-age lyricism.

"Zombie Christmas,” Emmy the Great & Tim Wheeler

If you thought zombies and Christmas couldn't be tied collectively someway, Emmy the Great and Tim Wheeler show you flawed in a creatively off-the-wall manner. (You can't make these things up: "Winter wonderland and a silent night time/ It's solely gonna occur if you happen to put up a battle/ Just watch out, as a result of they chew/ It's a Zombie Christmas")

“I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas,” Gayla Peevey

Another weird tune that has infiltrated Christmas playlists and radio stations world wide, the 1953 music is so annoyingly unusual that you simply simply can't assist singing alongside by the tip.

“Don’t Shoot Me Santa,” The Killers

It appears Mr. Brightside has a relatively darkish view on Christmas.

“Santa's Beard,” The Beach Boys

We've all skilled that second the place somebody tells us that Santa Claus isn't actual, however the Beach Boys took that one step additional by telling a story of a bit boy who realized the Santa he was assembly was a fraud with one easy tug on his beard.

“Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer,” Elmo & Patsy

Who would've ever thought such darkish humor could possibly be introduced in such a cheerful, singsongy manner?

“Santa Stole My Girlfriend,” The Maine

"Santa, you b---h/ Didn't get a rattling factor from my Christmas record/ All I obtained was this damaged coronary heart /And that's it." Well, that's one solution to inform Santa your items sucked...

"four Carats," Kelly Clarkson

Forget the lover -- all Kelly Clarkson needs for Christmas is a giant rock.

“I Won’t Be Home For Christmas,” Blink-182

If there's one rock band that may get away with telling their household they aren't coming residence for Christmas, it's undoubtedly Blink-182 -- however that does not imply that makes this music standard for the vacations.

“Sexy Boy Christmas,” B2K

Let's be trustworthy, there's actually no different manner for an R&B boy band to get into the Christmas spirit than with "fly whips and toys."

“Christmas Unicorn,” Sufjan Stevens

Between Stevens' psychedelic vocals and the paranormal lyrics, that is undoubtedly one of the vital outlandish Christmas songs on the market.

“Merry Christmas Lil' Mama,” Chance the Rapper

This "lil' mama" Chance is singing to apparently isn't his simply but, as a result of he has one request for Santa: "All I need for Christmas is a few fairly b---hes."

“Let Me Sleep (Christmas Time),” Pearl Jam

Sounds just like the magic of Christmas morning isn't sufficient to get Eddie Vedder & Co. off the bed.

"Merry Christmas, Kiss My Ass,” All Time Low

Some individuals aren't so fortunate to spend Christmas with a major different, so why not sing a brilliant bitter music about it?

“A Pimp’s Christmas Song,” Snoop Dogg

It was arduous to choose only one music from Snoop’s Christmas within the Dogghouse, which options different, err, intelligent titles like “Christmas In The Hood,” “Landy In My Egg Nog” and “My Little Mama Trippin On Christmas.” But simply wanting on the cowl, one thing tells us this monitor was Snoop’s favourite.

“Funky, Funky, Xmas,” New Kids On the Block

Mark Wahlberg was not a New Kid when the beloved boy band dropped its Christmas album in 1989, however there may be undoubtedly some Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch affect on this not-so-Christmas-y Christmas music.

“Santa Claus Is Thumbing To Town,” Relient Ok

What would occur if Santa's sleigh broke down? Relient Ok appears to have an concept.

“Blue Christmas,” Porky the Pig

While this music will be the most basic of any others on this record, listening to Porky's signature stutters attempting to sing The King makes for a totally totally different listening expertise.

"Joel The Lump of Coal," The Killers 

Joel isn't simply any lump of coal, he's Santa's favourite, and on this music, we comply with the 2 on their journey to carry all the children toys on Christmas Eve. Towards the tip of the music, Joel himself is given to a bit boy, however he ultimately turns into one thing far more. This might be the perfect Killers Christmas music.

"Santa Stole My Lady," Fitz and The Tantrums 

In this jazzy vacation tune, Fitz and The Tantrums inform an uncommon story of Santa's new girlfriend. In quick, the lyrics paint the worst potential Christmas morning visible: "I woke as much as my girl kissing Santa not me/ Before I may attain him, even assume/ He scooped away my honey up the chimney sweep." 

"Black Christmas," Poly Styrene

Poly Styrene offers her personal darkish spin on Bing Crosby's 1942 basic "White Christmas," by incorporating some photographs of the Christmas season's relatable stresses and frustrations. The darkish photographs paired with Styrene's vocals lead to a monitor for these nonetheless eager for a Halloween tune.