5 songs for a rock ‘n’ roll Christmas

Jingle Bells, White Christmas, Let it snow are real classics among traditional Christmas songs (and of course we shouldn’t leave out Last Christmas by Wham!), but for a true rocker, Christmas may seem like a period of overly cheesy songs. Therefore, we’re going to save you with 5 tracks that will revive the soul of rock ‘n’ roll even during these peaceful holidays. There’s no need to go in search of something special, it will be simple like reading a review of casisno.com, we’ll just list some music that will make your Christmas rock.

Merry Christmas (I Don’t Wanna Fight Tonight) – Ramones

Written by Joey Ramone in 1989, this song is included in the album Brain Drain by Ramones, the last one with the participation of Dee Dee Ramone, who was replaced in that year by C.J. Ramone. Actually, ‘Merry Christmas (I Don’t Wanna Fight Tonight)’ was more of a punk hit than a rock song, talking about Christmas night, a magical moment when children are in their beds waiting for “candy fairies to dance on their heads”.

Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bells End) – The Darkness

Published in December 2003, this song by The Darkness was born as a kind of parody to all those classic holiday songs. Its lyrics contain references to the Christmas period: there is also the sound of bells ringing and a falsetto by Justin Hawkins, voice and leader of the British band. In their video, all the members of the group are dressed as Santa Claus and unwrap the gifts as per tradition.

Heavy Metal Christmas – Twisted Sister

The song was recorded in 2006 by Twisted Sister, best known for their single ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’, and is contained in their A Twisted Christmas, the seventh album by the U.S. band. The band, in this regard, said: “There are so many versions of these Christmas songs, but no heavy metal version.”B

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – Bruce Springsteen

The song is not actually a creation by the Boss, but it has a story that has its roots far back in time. It was written in 1932 by John Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie and performed two years later, in 1934, by Eddie Cantor. The most rock-oriented version, however, is undoubtedly that by Bruce Springsteen. The Boss recorded it live in 1975 with his E Street Band, during a concert at the C.W. Post College in New York State, USA. The song was then released on several occasions and in 1985, it also became the B-side of My Hometown, Springsteen’s own single. Since then it has become a classic for American radios at Christmas, returning periodically in the charts during the holidays.

Father Christmas – The Kinks

This track, with its punk rock sound, tells of a shopping-mall-style Santa Claus who is attacked by a group of poor children, who ask for money instead of gifts and even a job for one of their parents. Irreverent and desecrating, the song was a great success. Over time, it was released in the group’s best hits compilation, Come Dancing With The Kinks, and as a bonus track in the re-release of the Misfits album.

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