Looking for that last-minute Christmas-themed rock n’ roll playlist? Look no further, as we have searched far & wide for some of the most enduring and timeless (and even infamous) Christmas cover songs laid to tape.
Let us know in the comments which ones we missed!
- Motorhead – “Run Rudolph Run”
Lemmy & the gang’s take on the Chuck Berry classic.
- Weezer – Christmas with Weezer
An entire E.P.’s worth of holiday cheer from Weezer!
- Paul McCartney – “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)”
We’ll spare you another listen to “Wonderful Christmastime,” passing along instead Macca’s warm rendition of the holiday classic.
- Radiohead – “Winter Wonderland”
This one’s a bit “out there” – but then again, isn’t everything Thom Yorke and the guys do under that umbrella as well?
- Everclear -“Santa Baby”
Back in 1996, Art Alexakis and the guys recorded a fun version of this song (which is almost always sung by female singers).
- Rufus Wainwright & Sharon Van Etten – “Baby, It’s Cold Outside“
A low-key collaboration, this duet is pretty relaxing.
- Trans-Siberian Orchestra – “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24”
The holiday season’s theatrical rock supergroup seamlessly blend “Carol of the Bells” and “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” into one slamming Yuletide anthem.
- Bob Dylan – “Must Be Santa”
Back in 2009, Bob Dylan had some Christmas fun of his own…
- No Doubt –“Oi to the World”
Gwen Stefani and the guys rip through a faithful ska/punk cover of the Vandals‘ Christmas-themed anthem from back in 1993…
- Eagles – “Please Come Home for Christmas”
- Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers & Stevie Nicks -“Silent Night”
From A Very Special Christmas in 2000.
- Twisted Sister – “O Come All Ye Faithful”
Dee Snider and Twisted Sister did a WHOLE ALBUM of Christmas music!
- U2 – “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”
Because Bono and U2 will always be everywhere, all the time.
Enjoy your holiday, and let us know what we unfairly omitted from this short & sweet list!