Christmas time needs to ROCK
November 28, 2012 4:51 AM   Subscribe

Music filter: Putting together a little surprise for a wonderful someone. Seeking metal, rock, goth, punk, or other loud covers of holiday music to brighten her day.

Rudolph might frown and the snowmen might blush, but we like it LOUD in our house. Think the Dickies doing Silent Night, or Megadeth doing *anything*. Youtube links are great, links to iTunes tracks are fine, or just a mention of the artist and song names.
posted by chrisinseoul to Media & Arts (21 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
DYM - little drummer boy
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 5:01 AM on November 28, 2012

Twisted Sister did a Christmas album. Here's a sample. (Warning: the video intro is pretty long. Fast forward to 1:34 to skip it.)
posted by MexicanYenta at 5:32 AM on November 28, 2012 [1 favorite]

Joan Jett also did a cover of Little Drummer Boy.
posted by SuperSquirrel at 5:34 AM on November 28, 2012

Reverend Horton Heat is a favourite around here.
posted by peagood at 5:36 AM on November 28, 2012 [1 favorite]

Trans Siberian Orchestra - Christmas Eve/Sarajevo (plus the rest of their Christmas album, as long as you skip the cheesy story line) (although the lasers at the live performance definitely make it louder, but I can't find a decent video of it)

Does Spinal Tap's Christmas With The Devil count, or do you want, uh, non-Satanic Christmases only?
posted by anaelith at 5:37 AM on November 28, 2012 [3 favorites]

Reliant K - We Wish You A Merry Christmas
posted by the man of twists and turns at 6:07 AM on November 28, 2012 [1 favorite]

UK Punk rock band The Boys released a Christmas album; here's a song.
posted by munyeca at 6:16 AM on November 28, 2012 [1 favorite]

Merry Axemas volume 2 has just what you're looking for: Ted Nugent covering "Deck the Halls".
posted by disconnect at 6:19 AM on November 28, 2012 [1 favorite]

Shonen Knife has a Christmas album, but it is hard to find. Space Christmas is good (memail me if you want the mp3 for that one) and here is a sample of Sweet Christmas but that's all I could find online with a quick search.
posted by mikepop at 6:23 AM on November 28, 2012

I Am Santa Claus
posted by Daily Alice at 6:27 AM on November 28, 2012

The "Black Christmas" compilation (put together by Lux and Ivy of The Cramps) has what you're looking for.
posted by ryanshepard at 6:41 AM on November 28, 2012 [1 favorite]

The Vandals have a christmas album, Oi to the World, although the only cover is of Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies, which should totally make its way on your list because, well, awesome.
posted by General Malaise at 6:49 AM on November 28, 2012 [2 favorites]

Much of the Rhino Punk Xmas CD is truly bad, but we're fans of:

Silent Night - The Dickies
Hooray For Santa Claus Theme From 'Santa Claus.. - Sloppy Seconds
There Ain't No Sanity Claus - The Damned
Feliz Navinada - El Vez
Daddy Drank Our Xmas Money - TVTV$ (Warning! Major earworm!)
posted by JoanArkham at 7:14 AM on November 28, 2012

Following the man of twists and turns' Relient K recommendation, I'd go for their cover of The Twelve Days of Christmas.
posted by undue influence at 7:25 AM on November 28, 2012

Fuck Christmas - FEAR
posted by Room 641-A at 7:50 AM on November 28, 2012

Wir warten auf's Christkind by Die Roten Rosen -- all covers, all punk, in German
posted by gijsvs at 8:04 AM on November 28, 2012 [2 favorites]

Do you know and/or love the soundtrack to Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas, like I do?

In that case, this might make you squeak with happiness, like I did: Nightmare Revisited

The whole thing is on Spotify too. Eeeeeee!!!
posted by greenish at 8:35 AM on November 28, 2012

The Ramones - Merry Christmas (starts at 0:30) if originals are acceptable
posted by K.P. at 10:07 AM on November 28, 2012

Jan Terri - Rock and Roll Santa! Here's a cover by Yo La Tengo, who play it a bit harder.

Garage rockers the's have another song by the same title.
posted by hydrophonic at 10:20 AM on November 28, 2012

Ronnie James Dio - God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen

Blondie - We Three Kings
posted by marxchivist at 11:21 AM on November 28, 2012

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