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Added by PhineasPoe on 3 Dec 2012 01:43
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Best Alternative Christmas Music Vol. II

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Black Christmas

I only just heard this song, but it immediately became my one of my favorites. Poly Styrene used to be in the awesome '70s girl punk band X-Ray Spex

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Christmas Boogie (with the Chipmunks)

This is AMAZING. It blows my mind. The Chipmunks are doing their annoying Christmas song, then Canned Heat comes in and shuts them down with some rock and roll. Eventually the Heat infects them with a Christmas Boogie.

Crustified Christmas (feat. Mac Lethal)

I know R.A. The Rugged Man mostly from his amazing verse on Jedi Mind Tricks' "Uncommon Valor." His Christmas song reminded me that I need to find more from this incredible rapper. Rivals "Christmas in Hollis" for me.

R.A. even takes a couple of lines to school us on the history of St. Nick:

I paint Christmas pictures ridiculous (?)
Santa Claus is based on a Catholic Bishop, St. Nicholas
Years before he was at the North pole chillin'
He was rumored to resurrect the bodies of mutilated children.

People who added this item 161 Average listal rating (161 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 0

Christmas only pops up in the first and last verse, but it's such a beautiful song it needs to be on the list.

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Christmas Duel by The Hives and Cyndi Lauper

Wow, I'm in love with this song. It's like a rock version of "Fairytale of New York." The lyrics aren't as well-crafted but, it makes up for it in energy and intensity. Easily on the list.

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Christmas All Over Again

Another one that makes me wanna move.

Christmas in Carrick

In a strange way my entire musical taste can be traced back to the Irish folk group The Clancy Brothers. It was through them I got curious about Bob Dylan and through them I accidentally found The Pogues. That got me away from my adolescent enjoyment of Limp Bizkit and KoRn.

So, I owe a great debt to the brothers. They also have a very nice Christmas album.

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Backdoor Santa

Santa's comin' and he's bringing some funky blues just for youse.

Monster's Holiday

I can't explain why I find the Monster Mash so funny, but I do. Maybe it's because it's so stupid, maybe it's just the concept of monster parties, maybe it's Bobby "Boris" Pickett's commitment. I love it.

And there's a Christmas version and it kills me.

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Joey Had a Smoke

No one gives poor ol' Joseph much mind. He's in a pretty weird situation. His lady is pregnant, she's saying the father is God...Even if you saw angels it'd be a rough thing to deal with.

That's why I like this very well written song. It's sort of a modernized telling of a few things from Joseph's perspective. It's a shame the first part is whispered, because the way it handles the three wise men is nice.

The Spirit of Giving

The darlings of indie music have a song about Joseph that I like way better than Meg & Dia's called Joseph, Who Understood.

But for the sake of having something a little different, here's a different New Pornographers song that's just as good:

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There Ain't No Sanity Claus

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Fuck You If You Don't Like Christmas

I don't know why this songs makes me laugh so hard, but it does. It gets stuck in my head so badly. I love that the first half has nothing to do with Christmas.

CRUDBUMP is the work of Drew, the guy who does the comic Toothpaste for Dinner.

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Santa Looked a lot Like Daddy

By all accounts Buck Owens was a terrible person. Kind of the Ray Kroc of country musicians. I wonder how much coal he got every year.

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White Winter Hymnal

This is a very pretty song with some winter imagery in it. The lyrics are kind of ominous though. I've be going back and forth on whether to include it or not.

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Still don't think Christmas music can be awesome? Here's more Christmas rock, rap, country, RnB and other songs from yesterday and today. Some are funny, some are dirty, some are sad, some are just joyful. I am going to make you love Christmas as much as I do.

I did a lot of crowdsourcing on this one. When I started the second list it wasn't bad, but I didn't like the songs are much as I did in the first one. But people hit me with a lot of new stuff. So much I'll probably make another list before Christmas.

Same warning as last time: There's a lot of profane entries, so listener beware.

The first volume can be found here: www.listal.com/list/best-alternative-christmas-music

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