Christmas Playlist!

I’ve never understood the attraction to this new-school, R&B bullshit when it comes to Christmas music. I’m sorry, but I don’t want to hear you riff 4,378 times during “Jingle Bells.” Therefore, this is my ultimate Christmas 2014 playlist, so you can rock out to some classy-ass music while you’re putting up decorations. (Sorry, non-Christmas celebrants – I was feeling festive.)

Side note: REMEMBER THIS MOVIE?

Side note: REMEMBER THIS MOVIE?

1) Trans Siberian Orchestra – Carol of the Bells

Nobody does a rock’n’roll Christmas like TSO! ARE YOU FUCKING PUMPED TO DECORATE?!??!

2) Bing Crosby – White Christmas

Sorry guys, but I will take Bing Crosby over Mariah Carey any day. That classic baritone croon!

3) The Pogues – Fairytale of New York

If you have never been in a bar full of Irish people singing this song… well than you may still have intact eardrums.

4) Nat King Cole – O Holy Night

Because no one wants to hear “The Christmas Song” again.

5) Chuck Berry – Run Run Rudolph

Let’s mix it up with some gee-tar! My god, I have become my mother.

6) Dropkick Murphys – The Season’s Upon Us

A little rudeness and vulgarity just adds to the Christmas cheer.

7) Elvis Presley – Blue Christmas

The King does the holidays right.

8) Handel – Halleluia Chorus

IMHO, the most underrated Christmas song around, and the only part of Handel’s Messiah that I am willing to listen to on repeat.

9) Frank Sinatra – Adeste Fidelis

A lot of Sinatra’s holiday stuff comes off as pretty smarmy. This one, however, takes a more heartfelt turn.

10) Ella Fitzgerald – Sleigh Ride

Gurl, sang.

11) BONUS TRACK: Thurl Ravenscroft – Mr. Grinch

Oh, Thurl Ravenscroft. A God among men.

Total playlist time: 36:24

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