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Merry Christmas!  Looking for some songs to help you rock around your tree?  Start cranking these six tracks!


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.)

Small Town Titans - "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch"

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


August Burns Red – “Last Christmas”

Who knew this Wham! Christmas classic could kick so much ass?

August Burns Red - Last Christmas

"Last Christmas" will be available tonight at 9pm PT on Apple Music. Stay connected: Video by: John Howe


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.

Oh Holy Night by Halford

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.

Alice Cooper - Santa Claus is coming to town

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 manage to inject some edge into this Christmas favorite.

Twisted Sister - Oh Come All Ye Faithful

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!




Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.