At this point in the year, Holiday (mainly Christmas) music is practically unavoidable. It's played in grocery stores, on almost every radio station, in restaurants, and sometimes even in the streets. Before you come at me based on what you read in the title, let me explain. I love Holiday music and am excited to listen to all my favorites. However, after a few weeks, it does get a little old. By December 24th I want to run in the opposite direction upon hearing the first few notes of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer or Silver Bells.
Unless you're a diehard Holiday music fanatic (and I know y'all are out there - hey how are ya?) you probably get sick of it too. This year instead of ruining the end of your holiday season, throw some of these unconventional holiday songs into your playlist. It'll break up the monotony and maybe even give you a laugh.
1. Thanksgiving Song: Adam Sandler
Get the holidays rolling early with this Thanksgiving song by comedian Adam Sandler. And next time someone says there are no thanksgiving songs - send them here!
2. The 12 Pains of Christmas: Bob Rivers and Twisted Radio
Odds are you'll here this song occasionally on the radio around Christmas. It's a more realistic take on the "pains" that come with the holidays as one gets older.
3. Scary f*cked up Christmas: Garfunkel and Oates
Garfunkle and Oats lament about self-medicating with marijuana to survive the awkwardness of family gatherings.
4. Big Bulbs: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
...just listen and thank me later.
5. That’s Christmas to Me: Pentatonix
Acapella fans everywhere play Pentatonix Christmas albums on repeat this time of year. But anyone can enjoy this sweet Pentatonix original about the -true- meanings of Christmas.
6. Ho Ho Hopefully: The Maine
Get your pop/rock on with this bittersweet song about longing to be with the one you love most during the holidays.
7. I really don’t hate Christmas: Dr. Doofenshmirtz
Fellow Millenials who grew up with Phineas and Ferb will be delighted to hear this throwback.
8. R2 D2 we wish you a Merry Christmas: Christmas in the Stars: Star Wars Christmas Album
Enjoy, my fellow dorks
9. White Christmas: Iggy Pop
Yes, this exists. It's both creepy and magical.
10. Christmas at Ground Zero: “Weird Al” Yankovic
You can't make a true unconventional song playlist without including Weird Al.Enjoy this facetious and dark diddy.