20 "Weird" Holiday Songs You Love
The website Mashable came up with a list of 15 Holiday Songs That Are Super Weird But We Somehow Still Love. And to be honest, they miss the mark on more than a few of them.
Like, is there anything "super weird" about novelty tracks like "The Chipmunk Song" or "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer"? Not really. And what's even remotely weird about Elvis Presley's "Blue Christmas" or Harry Connick Jr.'s "(It Must've Been Ol') Santa Claus"? The answer is nothing.
They do get a few right, though . . . like Neil Diamond's "Cherry Cherry Christmas", a version of "Feliz Navidad" that Jose Feliciano sings with a little kid, and the children's "classic" "Dominick the Donkey".
Then there's "Oi! To the World" by The Vandals, and "Fairytale of New York" by The Pogues, which both have questionable language. Here's their full list . . .
1. "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" by Destiny's Child
2. "(It must've been 'ol) Santa Claus" by Harry Connick Jr.
3. "The Chipmunk Song" by The Chipmunks
4. "Dominick the Donkey"
5. "Mistletoe and Wine" by Cliff Richard
6. "Fairytale Of New York" by The Pogues
7. "Cherry Cherry Christmas" by Neil Diamond
8. "Grandma Got Ran Over by a Reindeer" by Elmo & Patsy
9. "Last Christmas" by Wham!
10. "How Do You Spell Channukkahh" by The Leevees
11. "Feliz Navidad" by Jose Feliciano
12. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" by Mr. Hankey from "South Park"
13. "Oi! To The World" by The Vandals
The song describes a Christmas battle between a skinhead and a guy in a turban named Haji.
14. The theme music from "Pee-Wee's Playhouse's Christmas Special"
15. "Blue Christmas" by Elvis Presley
But they definitely missed one VITAL weird Christmas song . . . Tiny Tim's "Silent Night" . . . perhaps the only Christmas carol that berates hypocrites, racists, and perverts "fornicating with children." Don't quote me on that, though. (???)
"Christmas with the Devil" by Spinal Tap may be a parody song, but it's also a straight up METAL JAM.
And you can't really go wrong with The Ramones' "Merry Christmas (I Don't Want to Fight Tonight)".
Or The Kinks' "Father Christmas", about kids beating up a mall Santa because they want money instead of toys.
And "The Season's Upon Us" by the Dropkick Murphys is one of those anti-holiday songs we can all relate to.