Tired of hearing the same old Christmas songs? Want to try some alternative Christmas songs to sing, shout or laugh along to?
We’re bringing everyone’s favorite alternative Christmas songs for you to enjoy, getting you into the festive spirit.
Let us know your favorites from the ones below or let us know any we have missed.
Laura Linham – Central Somerset Reporter @CSGLaura
Choice: Blink 182 – I won’t be home for Christmas
Don’t judge me - I know Blink 182 are a terrible band. But any song about a guy tired of having to be nice to people he can’t stand the rest of the year, losing his temper and chasing carol singers off with a baseball bat brings a big smile to my face. Oh, come on. You can’t tell me you haven’t had a gutsfull of pretentious, obscure perfume adverts and overly-twee department store adverts already. They’ve been going on since November. November! Bah, humbug.
Choice: Dropkick Murphys – The season’s upon us (warning – potty mouth.)
I love Dropkick Murphys, and I love this song. Mostly because it reminds me how lucky I am that my family are nowhere near as aggravating to be around as the Dropkicks’ seem to be.
Charlotte Fay-Fineran – Cheddar Valley Gazette Reporter @CharlotteCVG
Choice: Christmas Countdown (The Twelve Days of Christmas)
As a fan of Father Ted, to hear that Father Jack had done a Christmas song…I was immediately sold! It had me in stiches and now that I’ve seen the live version as opposed to the recorded, it’s even better!
Fuchsia Singleton-Hoare – Shepton Journal Reporter @fsingleton_
Choice: I don’t want to wait by Paula Cole
It’s not really a Christmas song but it’s the theme tune for Dawson’s Creek and definitely my December song this year1
Rob Smith – Wells Journal Reporter @wellsjournal
Choice: Those stupid bells by The Handsome Family (Parental Advisory)
Ollie Hulme – News Editor @ohulme
Choice: Santa Claus Go Straight To The Ghetto James Brown
There is no way I can get through Christmas with a hefty chunk of the Godfather of Soul. Get down. Get back up again! Hit me! Owwww!
Obviously I would have had Fairytale, but it's so mainstream. So here's the Christy Moore version.
And here's a cheerful little ditty full of blood and death from Show of Hands
Choices: Christmas Is Going To The Dogs by Eels or Just Like Christmas by Low.