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The Best Rock Christmas Albums Of All Time

Updated December 11, 2019 1.3k votes 140 voters 3.9k views50 items

Put on your Santa hats and head-bang to the best rock Christmas albums of all-time. Featuring great Christmas songs from popular rock bands, like Twisted Sister, The Killers, Bad Religion, and Weezer, this list of rock holiday albums includes your favorite carols performed in the styling of heavy metal, punk rock, hard rock, and more. What are the top Christmas rock albums ever?

Vote up the best rock Xmas albums, and add other good rock 'n' roll albums if they deserve a spot on this list.

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  • A Twisted Christmas1
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    A Twisted Christmas

    Twisted Sister

    Release Date2006

    TracksLet It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

    Genres (Music)Heavy metal, Christmas music

    "Oh Come All Ye Faithful"

    "Heavy Metal Christmas"

    "The Christmas Song"

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    Christmas Songs

    Bad Religion

    "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing"

    "O Come All Ye Faithful"

    "O Come, O Come Emmanuel"

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  • The Lost Christmas Eve3
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    The Lost Christmas Eve

    Trans-Siberian Orchestra

    Release Date2004

    TracksSiberian Sleigh Ride, Wizards in Winter, Back to a Reason

    Length (mins)01:14:40

    Genres (Music)Progressive rock, Progressive metal, Christmas music, Symphonic metal, Neoclassical metal

    "Wizards In Winter"

    "Faith Noel"

    "The Lost Christmas Eve"

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  • The Christmas Attic4
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    The Christmas Attic

    Trans-Siberian Orchestra

    Release Date1998

    ProducerPaul O'Neill

    TracksThe Snow Came Down, Boughs of Holly, Joy / Angels We Have Heard on High

    Length (mins)01:13:28

    LabelAtlantic Records

    Genres (Music)Christmas music, Symphonic rock

    "Christmas Canon"

    "The Ghosts of Christmas Eve"

    "Boughs of Holly"

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  • Deck the Halls, Bruise Your Hand5
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    Deck the Halls, Bruise Your Hand

    Relient K

    Release Date2003

    TracksHandel's Messiah (The Hallelujah Chorus), I Hate Christmas Parties, Deck the Halls

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Christian rock, Christmas music, Contemporary Christian music, Piano rock

    "We Wish You a Merry Christmas"

    "I Celebrate the Day"

    "Auld Lang Syne"

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  • Christmas Time Again6
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    Christmas Time Again

    Lynyrd Skynyrd

    Release Date2000

    TracksRun Run Rudolph, Mama's Song, Santa's Messin' With the Kid

    Length (mins)00:36:07

    Genres (Music)Southern rock

    "Santa's Meessin' With the Kid"

    "Run, Run Rudolph"

    "Christmas Time Again"

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  • Christmas Eve and Other Stories7
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    Christmas Eve and Other Stories

    Trans-Siberian Orchestra

    Release Date1996

    TracksPromises To Keep, Good King Joy, A Star to Follow

    Genres (Music)Progressive rock, Progressive metal, Classical music, Christmas music, Symphonic metal

    "Christmas"

    "A Mad Russian's Christmas"

    "An Angel Come Down"

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  • Santamental8
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    Santamental

    Steve Lukather, Steve Lukather & Friends

    Release Date2003

    TracksSilent Night, Angels We Have Heard on High, Jingle Bells

    Length (mins)00:42:30

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Jazz

    "Look Out for Angels"

    "Broken Heart for Christmas"

    "Carol of the Bells"

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  • The Jethro Tull Christmas Album9

    Release Date2003

    TracksBirthday Card at Christmas, Jack Frost and the Hooded Crow, A Winter Snowscape

    Genres (Music)Progressive rock, Rock music, Hard rock

    "Birthday Card At Christmas"

    "Holly Herald"

    "A Christmas Song"

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  • December10
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    December

    The Moody Blues

    Release Date2003

    TracksDon't Need a Reindeer, Happy Xmas (War Is Over), Yes I Believe

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Christmas music

    "Don't Need A Reindeer"

    "December Snow"

    "On This Christmas Day"

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  • Chicago XXV The Christmas Album11
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    Chicago XXV The Christmas Album

    Chicago

    "What Child Is This?"

    "Feliz Navidad"

    "O Come All Ye Faithful"

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  • Christmas Christmas12
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    Christmas Christmas

    Cheap Trick

    "Merry Christmas Darlings"

    "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day"

    "Merry Xmas Everybody"

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  • Christmas with Weezer13
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    Christmas with Weezer

    Weezer

    "We Wish You A Merry Christmas"

    "O Come All Ye Faithful"

    "O Holy Night"

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  • Let It Snow Baby ... Let It Reindeer14

    Release Date2007

    TracksHandel's Messiah (The Hallelujah Chorus), Santa Clause Is Thumbing to Town, Boxing Day

    LabelCapitol Records

    Genres (Music)Alternative rock, Christian rock, Christmas music, Piano rock, Pop punk

    "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"

    "12 Days of Christmas"

    "Sleigh Ride"

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  • Merry Christmas, Baby15
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    Merry Christmas, Baby

    Rod Stewart

    "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"

    "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"

    "Winter Wonderland"

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  • One More Drifter in the Snow16
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    One More Drifter in the Snow

    Aimee Mann

    Release Date2006

    TracksCalling on Mary, I'll Be Home for Christmas, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

    LabelSuperEgo Records

    Genres (Music)Rock music

    "What Ever Happened To Christmas"

    "The Christmas Song"

    "Christmastime"

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  • Halford III: Winter Songs17

    Release Date2009

    TracksChristmas for Everyone, What Child Is This?, I Don't Care

    Genres (Music)Heavy metal

    "Get Into The Spirit"

    "We Three Kings"

    "Winter Song"

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  • The Beatles Christmas Album18
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    The Beatles Christmas Album

    The Beatles

    "The Beatles' Christmas Record"

    "Another Beatles' Christmas Record"

    "The Beatles' Third Christmas Record"

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  • Beach Boys Christmas19
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    Beach Boys Christmas

    The Beach Boys

    Release Date1993

    TracksFrosty The Snowman, Christmas Day, Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town

    "Little Saint Nick"

    "The Man With All The Toys"

    "Frosty the Snowman"

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  • Happy Xmas20
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    Happy Xmas

    Eric Clapton

    "White Christmas"

    "Away In A Manger"

    "For Love On Christmas Day"

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  • Christmas Comes Alive21
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    Christmas Comes Alive

    Brian Setzer Orchestra

    "Dig That Crazy Santa Claus"

    "Sleigh Ride"

    "Boogie Woogie Santa Claus"

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  • Elvis Christmas22
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    Elvis Christmas

    Elvis Presley

    Release Date1957

    TracksWhite Christmas, Silent Night, Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me)

    Length (mins)00:30:44

    Genres (Music)Christmas music, Rock and roll

    "Blue Christmas"

    "Here Comes Santa Claus"

    "Silent Night"

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  • Christmas in the Heart23

    Release Date2009

    TracksThe Christmas Blues, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Winter Wonderland

    Genres (Music)Christmas music

    "Little Drummer Boy"

    "Must Be Santa"

    "Here Comes Santa Claus"

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  • Christmas Joy24
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    Christmas Joy

    The Ventures

    "Jingle Bells"

    "O Holy Night"

    "Three Kings"

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  • What I Really Want for Christmas25

    Release Date2005

    ProducerBrian Wilson

    TracksHark the Herald Angels Sing, First Noel, What I Really Want for Christmas

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Christmas music

    "The Man With All The Toys"

    "What I Really Want For Christmas"

    "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"

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