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.
Rough Trade Christmas BonusJosh T. PearsonAmazon
Oh My Christmas Tree EPDr. DogAmazon
Lady DecemberThe ConcretesAmazon
A Christmas Gift to You, Zac PenningtonSam MickensAmazon
This Is ChristmasEmmy the Great & Tim WheelerAmazon
Xmas '98Saint EtienneAmazon
Special X-Mas SingleThe Dandy WarholsAmazon
Quality Street: a Seasonal Selection for the Whole FamilyQuality StreetAmazon
My Morning Jacket Does Xmas Fiasco StyleMy Morning JacketAmazon
Maybe This ChristmasFeatured Coldplay, Ben Folds, Jimmy Eat World, Bright Eyes
(RED) Christmas EPKillersAmazon
Christmas with WeezerWeezerAmazon
I was Born on Christmas Day: Xmas '93St EtienneAmazon