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The Best Alternative Rock Christmas Albums  

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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. 

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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This Is Christmas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Alternative Rock Christmas Albums
Emmy the Great & Tim Wheeler
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Christmas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Alternative Rock Christmas Albums
Low
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Barenaked for the Holidays is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Alternative Rock Christmas Albums
Barenaked Ladies
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[A Christmas Album] is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Alternative Rock Christmas Albums
Bright Eyes
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(RED) Christmas EP is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Alternative Rock Christmas Albums
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A Very She & Him Christmas 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
The Dandy Warhols
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My Morning Jacket Does Xmas Fi... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Alternative Rock Christmas Albums
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A Snowflake Fell (and It Felt ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Alternative Rock Christmas Albums
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Quality Street: a Seasonal Sel... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Alternative Rock Christmas Albums
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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
Elvis Presley
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I was Born on Christmas Day: X... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Alternative Rock Christmas Albums
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Sometimes You Have to Work on ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Alternative Rock Christmas Albums
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Maybe This Christmas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Alternative Rock Christmas Albums
Featured Coldplay, Ben Folds, Jimmy Eat World, Bright Eyes
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Atheist Christmas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Alternative Rock Christmas Albums
Gruff Rhys
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Xmas '98 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Alternative Rock Christmas Albums
Saint Etienne
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Christmas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Alternative Rock Christmas Albums
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Hi-Voltage Christmas Rock is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Alternative Rock Christmas Albums
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Rock 'n' Roll X-mas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Alternative Rock Christmas Albums
The Refreshments
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We Three Kings: Christmas Favo... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Alternative Rock Christmas Albums
The Reverend Horton Heat
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Lady December is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Alternative Rock Christmas Albums
The Concretes
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A Christmas Kind of Town is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Alternative Rock Christmas Albums
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Jingle All the Way is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Alternative Rock Christmas Albums
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