#1 Edited by Tom_omb (429 posts) -

I'm starting to tinker with my Christmas music playlist and thinking about what new tracks I could add this year. Traditional, novelty, funny, instrumental, timeless classics, or obscure underground gems. Music of this season knows no bounds when it comes to genre. What are some of you duders' favorite seasonal songs, albums, or movie soundtracks?

Some of my favorite sources to cull from include the Home Alone movies (for John William's score and the licensed songs), A Christmas Gift to You from Phil Spector, A Charlie Brown Christmas, and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.

Here's some more of my favorites:

The Alice Project - Regifting for the Holidays

The Kinks - Father Christmas

The Ramones - Merry Christmas (I don't want to fight tonight)

Chuck Berry - Run Run Rudolph

I remember a lot of people having trouble with excessive imbedded videos in other music topics. Let's try to minimize them by posting links.

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#3 Edited by blackcat0158 (43 posts) -

I'm rather fond of Bobnoxious for my metal Christmas jams- Especially Ho ho ho

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#6 Edited by Marcsman (3296 posts) -

it should be outlawed. I listen to it non stop at work every day. Same fucking song every four hours. It's driving me insane.

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#9 Edited by iizcallum (606 posts) -

I usually can't stand Christmas songs, but I've got a certain fondness for this one, even if it's only loosely connected to Christmas.

#10 Edited by MaFoLu (1859 posts) -

This is christmas joy.

#11 Posted by Ravenlight (8011 posts) -

The Die Hard soundtrack is the only correct answer here.

#12 Edited by MonetaryDread (2183 posts) -

The best Christmas song sung by the greatest vocalist of our generation.

#13 Edited by Jaqen_HGhar (963 posts) -

Well, for some weird reason I ended up listening to a lot of Nick Cave during Christmas several years ago.
So the song that says "it's Christmas!" the most to me is this:
Lucy

So yeah... don't got any actual Christmas songs I listen to.

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#17 Posted by wjb (1698 posts) -

Perry Como Christmas.

You already know, son.

#19 Posted by I_Stay_Puft (3830 posts) -

I'd like to make a point that mariah carey + the roots + Jimmy Fallon was an awesome version of "All I want for Christmas."

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#21 Posted by Pezen (1680 posts) -

Aside from going all-out on the old time classics like Bing Cosby, Die Hard made me really appreciate this one;

#22 Edited by thomasnash (585 posts) -

From the only Christmas album you'll ever need:

#23 Edited by benpicko (2006 posts) -

A Christmas Fucking Miracle counts because it has Christmas in the title right

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#25 Posted by DeadpanCakes (1068 posts) -

I'm nerdy

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#29 Posted by RonGalaxy (3273 posts) -

Yup, A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector is required listening.

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#31 Posted by Stonyman65 (2879 posts) -

Fun fact about DHC - the drummer Gavin Hammon was the voice actor for Kenny in Telltale's Walking Dead Seaon one

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#33 Posted by Druminator (1687 posts) -

I came here to post Father Christmas but you did in the first post. Good job sir.

#34 Posted by zombiepenguin9 (529 posts) -

I listen to Trans-Siberian Orchestra, supplemented by Christmas albums from Relient K and Yo-Yo Ma.

#35 Posted by h0lgr (911 posts) -

The Chronic by Dr. Dre

What? It's a classic. I usually pair this with my annual 1 hour of Counter-Strike 1.6 online play.
And then I go downstairs and have some cognac and discuss important topics with my family.

#36 Posted by chocolaterhinovampire (1298 posts) -

Fuck Christmas music

#37 Edited by A_Dog (738 posts) -

Wham's Last Christmas is actually the only Christmas song ever made. Also lol @ anyone who doesn't think George Michael is the greatest artist of all time.

#38 Posted by Ragnar (97 posts) -

I just heard this recently on my local 90's deep cuts rap station. I was shocked I had never heard of this.

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#39 Edited by Tom_omb (429 posts) -

@thomasnash: That's great! I stumbled upon this while searching for more from that album.

Jimmy Fallon doing Bob Dylan - Jingle Bells, Batman Smells

And how could I forget this classic? Probably my first comedic and subversive Christmas song:

Weird Al - The Night Santa Went Crazy

Also, a sentimental favorite of mine, not a group I would listen to otherwise, but my Mom had this on CD when I was a kid:

Alabama - Thistlehair the Christmas Bear

@druminator Just doing my Duty. The Kinks deserve first consideration wherever music is being discussed.

#40 Posted by Sinusoidal (1824 posts) -

I live in Korea. This is what passes for Christmas music around here:

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