Each year there is an influx of Christmas singles released, most looking to make a quick profit or kick start a career which has long been dwindling. But what if you don’t want to listen to the same old Christmas songs over and over again? Here is a list of the good, the bad and the ugly Christmas rock tracks which may tickle your fancy…
Blink-182 – I won’t Be Home For Christmas
Corey Taylor – X-M@$
The Vandals – Oi to the World
MxPx – Christmas Night of Zombies
New Found Glory – The Christmas Song
A Day To Remember – Right Where You Want Me To Be
Simple Plan – My Christmas List
Motionless in White – Santa’s Pissed
Fall Out Boy – Yule Shoot Your Eye Out
The Academy Is… – Winter Passing
My Chemical Romance – All I Want For Christmas is You (Mariah Carey Cover)
No Use For a Name – Fairytale of New York (The Pogues cover)
The Almost – Little Drummer Boy
August Burns Red – Carol of the Bells
What do Live and Loud Rock think should be Christmas No.1 this year I hear you cry?
Unsurprisingly the X-Factor single will not be my purchase of choice this Christmas, although neither will Nirvana’s classic Smells Like Teen Spirit.
No, the only real choice is to buy Sleigh Ride by The Wurzels! Although an outsider, it is by far the best Christmas song Live and Loud Rock have heard in quite some time. Enjoy.
The Wurzels – Sleigh Ride