My Favorite Alt Christmas Songs

You probably won’t hear these on the radio, so I’m bringing them to you here to jollify your holiday season. Yes, I invented a new word. Along with the classic tunes everyone hears this time of year, these songs are also on my playlist.

New Found Glory – Nothing For Christmas

Despite the double negative in the chorus, I love this song. It’s just so sweet. And catchy as hell.

Death Cab for Cutie – Baby, Please Come Home

Ben Gibbard’s voice is one of my favorites. Still waiting for his lullaby album, btw.

My Chemical Romance – All I Want For Christmas is You

Well, if you’re not an MCR fan, you probably would not like this cover. Gerard Way is an acquired taste, and if you have yet to acquire it, this wouldn’t be the track to do it with. (That’s what “Famous Last Words” is for.) But it’s a fun cover all the same.

Relient K – Sleigh Ride

Their entire Christmas album is pretty good, actually. If you like this kind of music, I recommend giving it a listen.

Sam Smith – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

This one may be on the radio, not sure. His voice is like butta.

Straight No Chaser – 12 Days of Christmas

I first heard this song on the radio, but I have to include it here. You’ve probably heard this one. It made the rounds on Facebook a few years ago.

Pentatonix – Hallelujah

This remains one of the most beautiful things I have ever heard in my life.


Because it wouldn’t be Christmas without this one!

Thanks for spending some time here. Merry Christmas!

2 thoughts on “My Favorite Alt Christmas Songs

  1. I’d add in “Last Christmas” by Atomic Tom (the hands-down best band no one has ever heard of), “I Am Santa Claus” by Bob Rivers, and “N.O.E.L.” by Psychostick. The last two are silly but fun.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Ooo, music suggestions! Woo! Loving the “Last Christmas” cover. Unique vocals and I’ve definitely never heard of this band before. And “It’s a Wonderful Life” audio?! That’s my favorite Christmas movie. 🙂 How did I miss “I Am Santa Claus” my entire life? Too funny! I cracked up at Psychostick. Brilliant. Added all of these to my Christmas playlist. Thanks!! 🙂


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s