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Tired of Traditional Christmas Music, Why Not Try Alternative Holiday Music This Year?

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Yes, there is an alternative to traditional Christmas Music. Believe it or not, some of it is actually really good and even original. But because you hear the same old "Dominic the Donkey", "Jingle Bells", and "Deck the Halls", year after year, you might not have had the opportunity of ever hearing it.

It's a shame that the mainstream doesn't really play anything more than the traditional Christmas music, and I felt that it was a sound that I wanted to really introduce to more people.

So have a listen, and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Alternative Christmas Music Top Pick

"All I want For Christmas" by My Chemical Romance

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My Chemical Romance

Alternative Christmas Music

I was first introduced to this awesome band at the ripe old age of 37. My daughter, Chelsea, wanted to see them in concert. Since she was only 15 at the time, AND I am the coolest of moms, I decided I would take her. Plus I wanted to see what this band was all about.

I've got to say, I am still suprised that I had as much fun as I did! If you ever get the chance to see them in concert, you should go. My Chemical Romance are the best performers I have ever seen, and that's saying a lot.

Because of that... One of the best Alternative Christmas Songs on my list is "All I Want For Christmas" by My Chemical Romance is at the top of my list. If you like it, you can buy the single "All I Want For Christmas" by My Chemical Romance Here!

And you can check out the rest of the album Gift Wrapped: 20 Songs That Keep On Giving too!

Have a listen to one of my favorites!

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All I Want For Christmas - by My Chemical Romance 2005

Alternative Christmas music doesn't get much better than this. Even though it is a spin off of the very traditional "All I Want For Christmas", it is one of the best ones I've ever heard. It gets you rocking and rolling and ready to bring on the Christmas Cheer!!! (And it beats Mariah Carey's version, in my opinion, any one of the 12 days of Christmas.)

Hope you enjoy it!

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Alternative Christmas Music Second Pick

"Christmas Wrapping" By The Waitresses

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The Waitresses

Alternative Christmas Music

Another great alternative Christmas song is one that has been around for years. It was originally released in 1981 and was sung by the same girl punk band who recorded the theme from Square Pegs.

Something about this Christmas song makes me feel young again. Perhaps it's because I was 9 when the song was released and 1981 was a time when life (and Christmas) was so simple. Ahhh.... those were the days!

Again, if you like it, you can pick it up for your own Christmas music collection here.

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Christmas Wrapping (Long Version) - by The Waitresses (1981)

I couldn't find a video with The Waitresses singing "Christmas Wrapping", but, I thought this was pretty awesome! It got me in the mood and I danced around my living room dancing to this! Pretty Cool and Ho Ho Ho to you all!

Alternative Christmas Music Final Pick

Merry Merry Merry Frickin' Christmas by Frickin' A

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Frickin ' A

Alternative Christmas Music

Frickin' A's alternative song "Merry Merry Merry Frickin' Christmas" has been around since 2004 and they get regular play on VH1 at Christmas time. They are a punk rock band that originates from Cincinatti Ohio and their real claim to fame is a remake of Rick Springfield's "Jessie's Girl".

Although the name is pretty risque, I really like the song. Plus the it was the Red Sox Anthem for their World Championship season in 2004, so it can't be all that bad!

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Merry Merry Merry Frickin' Christmas - by Frickin' A (2004)

This band's idea of Christmas music is definitely alternative and it is really popular with kids that are under 21! This vid is great because it also gives you the lyrics, so you can really get the full effect!

It's rockin' and rollin' and it's pretty darn good! Merry Frickin' Christmas to y'all!

Alternative Christmas Songs - MP3's from Amazon

As I was searching to add to my collection, I found a lot of cool alternative Christmas music that I wanted to share with you.

From the Christmas music stylings of "A Band Called Quinn" to the awesomeness of "Zombie Christmas" (the album), I've pulled together a bunch for you to look at. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanuka, Happy Kwanza!

Alternative Music - All my favorite Alternative Bands

I thought I would show you some of the Alternative Rock albums that I love. I know it's weird, being a disco era child, I should love disco. I do. But, this is pretty awesome stuff. Maybe you will like it too!

I don't know about you, but, I would love to... Do you have any favorite Alternative Christmas Songs that you want to share? I need a few more for my own collection, and yours might be a great fit! Let me know below!

 Last updated on October 7, 2013

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Alternative Christmas Music 14 comments

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Markwell1 21 months ago

I will try to be more alternative this year! Great idea!

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greenmind 21 months ago

I really like this lens -- my kind of music!

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advicegirl lm 21 months ago Hub Author

@greenmind: Glad you liked it! Rock out and Rock ON!

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kerbev 21 months ago from Upstate, NY

I listen to Barenaked Ladies holiday album, Barenaked for the Holidays every year. I especially love Elf's Lament and Christmastime.

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sockii 21 months ago from New Jersey Level 1 Commenter

If you love alternative 80s/new wave music, you should try to find a copy of "Just In Time For Christmas" from IRS records. It's one of my favorite Christmas albums featuring different, fun songs by Squeeze, Wall of Voodoo, Dread Zeppelin and Klark Kent! Fun lens, I love the Waitresses song - it's one that always makes me want to dance. :)

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ae dc 21 months ago

interesting! over here at the Philippines we have a very popular Filipino Christmas collection album featuring fresh new (rock/alternative) artists singing the classics. i mentioned it in my lens ;-) good job on this.

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Rosetta Slone 21 months ago from Under a coconut tree

Very cool choices of Christmas music.

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WritingForChange 21 months ago

Some very cool music in here. I like The Pogues 'Fairy tale of New York' for my alternative Xmas music!

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advicegirl lm 21 months ago Hub Author

@WritingForChange: Thanks for stopping by and liking it!

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advicegirl lm 21 months ago Hub Author

@Rosetta Slone: Thanks, glad you liked them! Merry Christmas!

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advicegirl lm 21 months ago Hub Author

@ae dc: Thanks! I appreciate the appreciation! Merry Christmas!

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advicegirl lm 21 months ago Hub Author

@kerbev: I will have to add that to the lens soon! Thanks for adding your choices!

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advicegirl lm 21 months ago Hub Author

@Markwell1: You like what you like! Thanks for stopping by! Merry Christmas!

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advicegirl lm 21 months ago Hub Author

@sockii: Imma gunna have to add some of them to my own listening library... Thanks!

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