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