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Whacked Out Christmas Songs

Christmas is a great time for telling ghost stories and listening to whacked out Christmas music

Christmas Is a Great Time for Self-expression

Christmas only rolls around once a year and whether you just celebrate December 25th or all 12 days of Christmastide, this Christian holiday has a way of encompassing many types of free expression. Nowhere is this more evident than with the ridiculously large number Christmas tunes that are released at the end of each calendar year. Following are a few worth noting.

Remember the Twist

I think it was Chubby Checker that broke out with the twist, but hats off to Si Cranstoun for coming up with this spicy version. Chubby rarely had it so good.

 

Father Christmas

Charles Dickens really let loose on British Society, when he wrote the Christmas Carol. Though not as widely disseminated as Dickens classic, this Kinks story put to song is sure to raise a few eyebrows.

The Season’s Upon Us

Think you have a dysfunctional family. Then maybe you should check out this video by the Dropkick Murphys and all of a sudden your loved ones will seem quite normal and well-adjusted.

Christmas Lights by Coldplay

Do you live in a place, where it seldom snows at Christmas time? Then you might enjoy this contemporary song by Coldplay.

Christmas from Outer Space

What if the angel, Gabriel, was a space traveler from afar. Sounds farfetched but Chris de Burgh makes it sound possible in this very unusual, but beautifully rendered Christmas tale. Well worth the listen.

Must Be Santa

Bob Dylan has never been one to shy away from his appreciation of Christian beliefs. Despite his enormous monetary success, Dylan has frequently released Christmas-inspired songs, as the winter season approaches. This video, titled Must Be Santa, puts one of those tunes into the visual realm.

 

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