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This may have been done before, I hope not.

 

I've been wondering today (anything to escape the formality of my in-laws' Christmas) whether there are any good rock and metal Christmas songs. I don't mean novelty songs, such as Slade or rock versions of Christmas Carols, etc. Can anyone think of any good rock or metal Christmas songs? The only one I can think of is:

 

Mercyful Fate - No Presents For Christmas

 

Hopefully I can burn a CD and sneak it into the car instead of appalling ear torture like 'Mistletoe and Wine'.

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I've been wondering today (anything to escape the formality of my in-laws' Christmas) whether there are any good rock and metal Christmas songs. I don't mean novelty songs, such as Slade or rock versions of Christmas Carols, etc. Can anyone think of any good rock or metal Christmas songs?

Not exactly an uplifting tune, but I submit NITRO's "Johnny Died on Christmas" for your consideration...

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This may have been done before, I hope not.

 

I've been wondering today (anything to escape the formality of my in-laws' Christmas) whether there are any good rock and metal Christmas songs. I don't mean novelty songs, such as Slade or rock versions of Christmas Carols, etc. Can anyone think of any good rock or metal Christmas songs? The only one I can think of is:

 

Mercyful Fate - No Presents For Christmas

 

Hopefully I can burn a CD and sneak it into the car instead of appalling ear torture like 'Mistletoe and Wine'.

 

Errr... 'No Presents For Christmas' is a King Diamond song.

 

Btw I have only one other title on my mind: Red Water (Christmas Mourning) by Type O Negative.

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Errr... 'No Presents For Christmas' is a King Diamond song.

 

 

Sorry! (My love for King Diamond starts and ends with 'The Family Ghost', I'm slightly ashamed to admit.) :anon:

 

Any hard rock or AOR Christmas gems out there?

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These are just the none "carols" as you say but man there are also some great hard rock renditions of popular carols that have their own spin on them. Halford, The Screaming Santas, Twisted Sister, Helix, 7th Heaven, and TSO have great Christmas themed albums.

 

I do a radio show and played TONS of Hard Rock / AOR / Metal Christmas songs for my Xmas special!

 

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Metal-Madman-Radio-Show/122563891136529

 

http://www.themetalmadman.com

 

King Diamond - Christmas (Not the same song as No Presents For Christmas)

Ray Callcut - T'was The Night

Pretty Maids - In Santa Claws

Halford - Get Into The Spirit

Magnum - On Christmas Day

Lillian Axe- Here Is Christmas

Paul Di'Anno - Rock N Roll Christmas

Theocracy - All I Want For Christmas

Tony Martin - Who Put The Devil In Santa

7th Heaven - Merry Christmas In Chicago

Fight - Christmas Ride

Theocracy - Bethlehem

Dream Evil - December 25th

220 Volt - Heavy Christmas

Tim "Ripper" Owens - Santa Claus Is Back In Town

Steel Panther - Sexy Santa

Theocracy - Deck The Joy

AC/DC - Mistress For Christmas

Ted Poley - A Letter To Santa

Theocracy - Rudolph Vs Frosty

Spinal Tap - Christmas With The Devil

Kick - All I Want For Christmas

Dave Saker - Christmas Don't Be Late

220 Volt - Heavy Christmas (2009 Version)

Bombay Black - Going Insane At Christmas

Evil Disposition (Feat. Udo Dirkschneider) - Jingle Balls

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A few more: (some are covers though)

 

Danger Danger - Naughty naughty christmas

Warrant - Father christmas

Enuff Z Nuff - Happy holiday

Bon Jovi - Please come home for christmas

Stryper - Winter wonderland

Winger or Danny Vaughn - Happy christmas (war is over)

Bad News - Cashing in on christmas

Zodiac Mindwarp - Christmas on the reeperbahn

Eddie Money - Everybody loves christmas

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Cheers for these! I see that there are quite a few metal songs with Christmas in the title. Lots of songs by Trans-Siberian Orchestra, which is a band I don't really know. I'm aware of the Savatage connection, but that's the extent of my knowledge.

 

Any recommendations?

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I need to check out some of those listed by Drumr and Capt as I haven't heard quite a few of them.

 

Besides the X-mas songs listed already...

 

 

 

(not really Christmas, but seasonal)

 

 

 

As for TSO, my faves are Christmas Eve Sarajevo (played alot around the holidays), Wizards in Winter, A Mad Russian's Christmas, Christmas Canon, An Angel's Share, This Christmas Day... they have quite a few I like and most can be found on Youtube.

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Recently came across this one:

 

American Angel - Best Part Of Christmas

 

I've bought the CD (EP 92) but not received it yet, so no idea if the song is any good (although the CD has good reviews).

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I do like that 220 Volt - Heavy Christmas mentioned above. It's a rocker...

 

Hmm...

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As for TSO, my faves are Christmas Eve Sarajevo (played alot around the holidays)...

 

Definitely a classic. Note for note it's the same recording that appears on Savatage's 1995 "Dead Winter Dead".

 

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