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The Best Alternative Rock Christmas Albums 

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Updated December 20, 2019 333 votes 160 voters 22.4k views 28 items

List of all alternative rock Christmas albums, ranked best to worst. For many, alt rock Christmas albums capture the essence of the holiday spirit, even if the music isn't quite what you'd expect to hear around holiday time. Some of the biggest bands and artists of the genre have released holiday songs that were much better than the traditional songs that flooded airwaves, allowing for the popularity of alt rock songs, which are among the most requested during the holiday season. The albums and songs featured on this list are some of the most well known and popular titles of that genre, and likely introduced an entirely new audience to holiday and Christmas music. These are some of the most popular Christmas songs of all time and some of the greatest jingles in the history of music. Bands like Weezer, My Morning Jacket and Jimmy Eat World released music that captured the holiday spirit. Not to be outdone, The Dandy Warhols, She & Him, The Reverend Horton Heat and let's not forget The Killers also released Christmas albums.

There are some albums that feature the traditional, standard songs, or reinterpreted songs. No matter what style or type of Christmas song you enjoy, you're likely to find an album on this list that will fit whatever music you enjoy. What are the best Christmas alternative rock albums? What are the best alternative Christmas songs?

This is the list of alternative rock Christmas albums. From innovative takes on traditional songs to recreating the versions that have been around for years, alt rock bands sure now how to make holiday music enjoyable. Take a look at other lists like Rap Christmas albums and R&B Christmas Albums. List is alphabetical but you can sort by any column.

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Christmas with Weezer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Alternative Rock Christmas Albums
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Christmas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Alternative Rock Christmas Albums
By Low (1999); Tracks: Taking Down the Tree, Just Like Christmas & Little Drummer Boy
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This Is Christmas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Alternative Rock Christmas Albums
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[A Christmas Album] is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Alternative Rock Christmas Albums
By Bright Eyes (2002); Tracks: Away in a Manger, The First Noel & Silver Bells
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Barenaked for the Holida... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Alternative Rock Christmas Albums
By Barenaked Ladies (2004); Tracks: I Saw Three Ships, Wonderful Christmastime / [Happy Birthday] & Hanukkah
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A Very She & Him Chr... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Alternative Rock Christmas Albums
By She & Him (2011); Tracks: Sleigh Ride, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas & Little Saint Nick
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(RED) Christmas EP is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Alternative Rock Christmas Albums
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Special X-Mas Single is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Alternative Rock Christmas Albums
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My Morning Jacket Does X... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Alternative Rock Christmas Albums
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A Snowflake Fell (and It... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Alternative Rock Christmas Albums
By Glasvegas (2008); Tracks: Cruel Moon, Careful What You Wish For & Fuck You
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Maybe This Christmas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Alternative Rock Christmas Albums
Featured Coldplay, Ben Folds, Jimmy Eat World, Bright Eyes
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Winter Weezerland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Alternative Rock Christmas Albums
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Elvis Christmas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Alternative Rock Christmas Albums
By Elvis Presley (1957); Tracks: White Christmas, Silent Night & Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me)
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Rock 'n' Roll X-mas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Alternative Rock Christmas Albums
By The Refreshments; Tracks: It's Not Christmas (In My House), I Can't Have a Merry Christmas & The Billy Goat
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Quality Street: a Season... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Alternative Rock Christmas Albums
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Oh My Christmas Tree EP ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Alternative Rock Christmas Albums
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Lady December is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Alternative Rock Christmas Albums
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A Christmas Kind of Town... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Alternative Rock Christmas Albums
By Marah (2005); Tracks: Have Yourself A Merry Little Xmas, Here We Come A Wassailing (#1) & Here We Coming A Wassailing (#3)
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Jingle All the Way is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Alternative Rock Christmas Albums
By Crash Test Dummies (2002); Tracks: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, We Three Kings & O Little Town of Bethlehem
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Rough Trade Christmas Bo... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Alternative Rock Christmas Albums
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Oh Me Oh My... The Way t... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Alternative Rock Christmas Albums
By Devendra Banhart (2002); Tracks: A Gentle Soul, The Spirit Is Near & Michigan State
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Atheist Christmas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Alternative Rock Christmas Albums
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A Christmas Gift to You,... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Alternative Rock Christmas Albums
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I was Born on Christmas ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Alternative Rock Christmas Albums
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Sometimes You Have to Wo... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Alternative Rock Christmas Albums