We know Christmas songs are not always everyone’s favorite, but when these classics are in the hands of our favorite rockers, it’s difficult not to get into the holiday spirit.
Since today is the first day of December, here are six Christmas covers you should blast right now.
Small Town Titans – “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch”
The trio from York, Pa. may have recorded the most menacing cover of this track we’ve ever heard. (Bonus points to drummer Johnny Ross for his Paul Heyman t-shirt. For that alone, you’ve made our “Nice” list.)
We decided to do something different for the holidays this year, so we arranged a dark, bluesy, sinister version of "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch", captured live in the studio with this video. We're very happy with the result! Happy Holidays! Get a download of this song now at http://bit.ly/2AdY1SH.
August Burns Red – “Last Christmas”
Who knew this Wham! Christmas classic could kick so much ass?
"Last Christmas" will be available tonight at 9pm PT on Apple Music. Stay connected: http://augustburnsred.com http://facebook.com/augustburnsred http://twitter.com/abrband http://instagram.com/abrband Video by: John Howe http://johnhowemedia.co.uk/
Rob Halford – “O Holy Night”
Honestly, The Metal God could sing damn near anything, and we’d love it, but this cover is truly something else.
Nobody else seems to have uploaded this one, so here you go. Please refrain from flooding the comments with religious debates. Faithful, atheist - whatever. Just enjoy the music. Live and let live.
Alice Cooper – “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”
Only Alice Cooper could make this cheery song a little scary.
Christmas song from Alice Cooper, John5 and Vinnie Appice.
Twisted Sister – “Oh Come All Ye Faithful”
Twisted Sister doesn't veer too far from the source material but still manages to inject some edge into this Christmas favorite.
Music video by Twisted Sister performing Oh Come All Ye Faithful. (C) 2006 Razor & Tie
Lemmy Kilmister – “Run Run Rudolph”
Oh, Lemmy…how we miss your growl!
NO REAL VIDEO STUDIO AUDIO LEMMY singing RUN RUN RUDOLPH
Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.