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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”.

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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


CAREFUL!!!  It has a homophobic slur.  That “other F-word” is at the 2:25 mark.



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


CAREFUL!!!  This one has potentially offensive lyrics.


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.






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