The songs you wish your radio would play.
5. Blink 182, “Won’t Be Home For Christmas”
Christmas isn’t just about opening up presents and being kind to those you love. All the preparation, pressure, and expectations can really suck the joy out of a day that is supposed to be joyous. Instead of ignoring this part of Christmas, Blink 182 breaks the trend and in the process creates a Christmas song that doesn’t suck.
4. Black Label Society, “The First Noel”
Who said a Christmas song has to have singing? Just go with it.
3. Bing Crosby, “Melekalikimaka”
This song became popular to many after it was prominently featured in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Although a Hawaii Christmas might not be for everyone, this tune is undeniably fun and catchy.
2. Darlene Love, “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”
2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Darlene Young wasn’t even supposed to sing this song, producer Phil Spector had intended it for Ronnie Spector of The Ronettes. After not being satisfied with Ronnie Spector’s version, Phil Spector gave Darlene Young a shot at it, and the rest is history.
1. John Lennon, “Happy Xmas (War is Over)”
This song is Christmas. It’s powerful message makes the listener think, dream, and appreciate what you have in a way that only John Lennon could. If that’s too deep for you, then just focus on it being a damn good song! Merry Christmas everyone!