Punk rock Anti-Christmas Song?
December 7, 2017 6:46 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for a specific Christmas song I remember hearing last year that was about not wanting to go home for the holidays and argue with your awful relatives.

Things I believe to be true about this song although one or more of these could in fact be wrong:

1) female vocalist
2) pop punk sound think The Donnas
3) funny
4) possibly a specific line about not wanting to fight with your uncle or the SO of the person in the songs uncle
5) think it was about xmas could have been about thnaksgiving
6)pretty sure I found it on one of spotify's alt xmas lists

Any help is appreciated.
posted by edbles to Society & Culture (11 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
 
Could it have been a cover of "Merry Christmas (I Don't Wanna Fight Tonight)" by the Ramones?
posted by SeedStitch at 6:48 AM on December 7, 2017 [4 favorites]


The Season's Upon Us by Dropkick Murphys?
posted by Metroid Baby at 7:04 AM on December 7, 2017 [1 favorite]


Christmas Wrapping by The Waitresses? Meets first three criteria for sure.
posted by ubiquity at 7:08 AM on December 7, 2017 [2 favorites]


Less pop-punk but definitely mentions the uncle: When You're Single at Christmastime, by Christine Lavin & the Accidentals.
posted by dlugoczaj at 7:22 AM on December 7, 2017


Doesn't match exactly but your description reminds me of I Won't Be Home for Christmas by Blink 182.
posted by Threeve at 7:30 AM on December 7, 2017


Probably not but could it have been The Christians and the Pagans from Dar WIlliams?
posted by bondcliff at 7:32 AM on December 7, 2017


Christmas Wrapping by The Waitresses? Meets first three criteria for sure.
posted by ubiquity at 7:08 AM on December 7 [+] [!]


Or The Donnas’ cover of same!
posted by tantrumthecat at 7:38 AM on December 7, 2017 [3 favorites]


Doesn’t quite tick the boxes, but Cyndi Lauper with The Hives Christmas Duel?
posted by rodlymight at 7:40 AM on December 7, 2017 [2 favorites]


This made me think of another, probably more fitting Dar Williams song--Your Fire, Your Soul--it's been my anti-family-Christmas anthem for a couple decades.
posted by filthy_prescriptivist at 9:23 AM on December 7, 2017 [1 favorite]


The Dar Williams Your Fire, Your Soul lyrics are hitting the right tone but Christmas Wrapping has the right sound....The Dropkick Murphy's lyrics are VERY close, but I'm reasonably sure it was a female lead vocalist. I think it had the kind of energy the "Brand New Key" cover of The Dollyrots has?
posted by edbles at 2:45 AM on December 8, 2017


I was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay off. I was thinking of "Itsa very queer Christmas. " by Erin McKeown I remembered the family arguments but not that it has more of a folk rhythm to it.
posted by edbles at 3:22 AM on December 8, 2017


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