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Alternative Christmas songs

  • 26-10-2014 9:12am
    Registered Users Posts: 23,263 ✭✭✭✭ Tom Dunne

    Or, songs you are not likely to hear on the radio, for reasons that will become apparent.

    First on my list has to be "Christmas card from a hooker in Minneapolis" by Tom Waits. A tremendously atmospheric song that you probably wouldn't associate with Christmas.

    "Don't shoot me Santa" by The Killers is well known, however "The cowboy's Christmas ball" less so. Very tongue in cheek, though festive.

    Finally, I stumbled across "Rednecks 12 days of Christmas". One word - painful.

    Any more out there?


  • Registered Users Posts: 15 GraGaia

    Please Daddy (don't get drunk this Christmas) by John Denver. Real song I swear

  • Registered Users Posts: 137 ✭✭ homer.j

    One the late G.Ryan used always play through the month of December. A few in the office used hate when it came on, so much so the radio was nearly turned off on a few occasions. :D

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,122 Starscream25

    Tim wheeler from Ash and Emmy the great had a fantastic Christmas album a few years ago, don't think it's well known but has some great songs on it.
    Here's a sample

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,504 ✭✭✭ Jude13

    The Waitress Christmas wrapping - heard it for the first time years ago on Phantom FM and it really makes me miss home at Christmas.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,655 delw

    Naughty tut tut :D

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,812 Vojera

    Definitely not for radio.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,328 ✭✭✭ washiskin

    Definitely not for the sensitive or anyone under 18, this band are the kings of the double entendre

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,358 ✭✭✭ Into The Blue

  • Moderators, Education Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 34,607 Mod ✭✭✭✭ AlmightyCushion

    AC/DC - Mistress for Christmas

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,624 toastedpickles

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  • Registered Users Posts: 337 ✭✭ Straylight

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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,997 ✭✭✭✭ fryup

    hey OP....are you the Tom Dunne the DJ (newstalk) ??

  • Registered Users Posts: 181 ✭✭ happydayz8

    Getting Ready for Christmas Day by Paul Simon. Love the tune.