Do you have more of a jaded, dark, mean-spirited, cynical, or downright scary attitude even during this joyous season? If so, here are a handful of tunes that may be perfect for getting you through the most wonderful time of the year. If you have some favorites of your own, let me know in the comments.

Alien Sex Fiend – Stuff the Turkey


All Time Low – Merry Christmas, Kiss My Ass


Erasure – Blood on the Snow

Even this bouncy synthpop band has a dark side.

Hanoi Rocks – Dead by Xmas

The Killers – Don’t Shoot Me Santa/Joel the Lump of Coal

With a name like The Killers, it’s no surprise a couple of their annual holiday songs aren’t exactly uplifting. On the bright side, Brandon Flowers is hot in an ugly Christmas sweater…and when he’s tied up by Santa Claus.


The Kinks – Father Christmas


The Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack – Kidnap the Sandy Claws

Leave it to Tim Burton to be cruel to Santa!


Bobby “Boris” Pickett – Monster’s Holiday

And you thought Bobby was just for Halloween

Wall of Voodoo – Shouldn’t Have Given Him a Gun for Christmas

Weird Al Yankovic – Christmas at Ground Zero


Tales from the Crypt – Have Yourself A Scary Little Christmas

If you listen to only one Christmas album each December, make it the ultimate horror holiday album from the Cryptkeeper, which includes loads of nasty little ditties, including highlights such as:

Deck The Halls With Parts Of Charlie

We Wish You’d Bury The Missus

‘Twas The Fright Before Christmas

Twelve Days Of Cryptmas

Revenge Of The Cryptkeeper

Should Old Cadavers Be Forgot

About Daniel

I am the author of the horror anthologies CLOSET MONSTERS: ZOMBIED OUT AND TALES OF GOTHROTICA and HORNY DEVILS, and the horror novels COMBUSTION and NO PLACE FOR LITTLE ONES. I am also the founder of BOYS, BEARS & SCARES, a facebook page for gay male horror fans! Check it out and like it at
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