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The Best Rock Christmas Albums Of All Time 

Jovaughn Brown
Updated December 11, 2019 536 votes 78 voters 1.1k views 50 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 Christmas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rock Christmas Albums Of All Time
By Twisted Sister (2006); Tracks: Let 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"

2
Christmas Songs is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rock Christmas Albums Of All Time
Christmas Songs

"Hark! The Herald Angels Sing"

"O Come All Ye Faithful"

"O Come, O Come Emmanuel"

3
The Lost Christmas Eve ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rock Christmas Albums Of All Time
By Trans-Siberian Orchestra (2004); Tracks: Siberian 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, + more

"Wizards In Winter"

"Faith Noel"

"The Lost Christmas Eve"

4
Deck the Halls, Bruise Y... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rock Christmas Albums Of All Time
Deck the Halls, Bruise Your Hand By Relient K (2003); Tracks: Handel'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"

5
The Christmas Attic is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rock Christmas Albums Of All Time
By Trans-Siberian Orchestra (1998); Tracks: The Snow Came Down, Boughs of Holly, Joy / Angels We Have Heard on High

Producer: Paul O'Neill

Length (mins): 01:13:28

Label: Atlantic Records

Genres (Music): Christmas music, Symphonic rock

"Christmas Canon"

"The Ghosts of Christmas Eve"

"Boughs of Holly"

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Christmas Time Again is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rock Christmas Albums Of All Time
By Lynyrd Skynyrd (2000); Tracks: Run 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"

7
Santamental is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rock Christmas Albums Of All Time
Santamental By Steve Lukather, Steve Lukather & Friends (2003); Tracks: Silent 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"

8
December is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rock Christmas Albums Of All Time
December By The Moody Blues (2003); Tracks: Don'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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Christmas Christmas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rock Christmas Albums Of All Time
Christmas Christmas

"Merry Christmas Darlings"

"I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day"

"Merry Xmas Everybody"

10
Let It Snow Baby ... Let... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rock Christmas Albums Of All Time
By Relient K (2007); Tracks: Handel's Messiah (The Hallelujah Chorus), Santa Clause Is Thumbing to Town, Boxing Day

Label: Capitol 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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Christmas Eve and Other ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rock Christmas Albums Of All Time
By Trans-Siberian Orchestra (1996); Tracks: Promises To Keep, Good King Joy, A Star to Follow

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

"Christmas"

"A Mad Russian's Christmas"

"An Angel Come Down"

12
Chicago XXV The Christma... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rock Christmas Albums Of All Time
Chicago XXV The Christmas Album

"What Child Is This?"

"Feliz Navidad"

"O Come All Ye Faithful"

13
Merry Christmas, Baby is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rock Christmas Albums Of All Time
Merry Christmas, Baby

"Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"

"Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"

"Winter Wonderland"

14
Christmas with Weezer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rock Christmas Albums Of All Time
Christmas with Weezer

"We Wish You A Merry Christmas"

"O Come All Ye Faithful"

"O Holy Night"

15
One More Drifter in the ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rock Christmas Albums Of All Time
One More Drifter in the Snow By Aimee Mann (2006); Tracks: Calling on Mary, I'll Be Home for Christmas, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Label: SuperEgo Records

Genres (Music): Rock music

"What Ever Happened To Christmas"

"The Christmas Song"

"Christmastime"

16
The Jethro Tull Christma... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rock Christmas Albums Of All Time
By Jethro Tull (2003); Tracks: Birthday 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"

17
Winter Songs is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rock Christmas Albums Of All Time
By Halford (2009); Tracks: Christmas for Everyone, What Child Is This?, I Don't Care

Genres (Music): Heavy metal

"Get Into The Spirit"

"We Three Kings"

"Winter Song"

18
The Beatles Christmas Al... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rock Christmas Albums Of All Time
The Beatles Christmas Album

"The Beatles' Christmas Record"

"Another Beatles' Christmas Record"

"The Beatles' Third Christmas Record"

19
Christmas Comes Alive is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rock Christmas Albums Of All Time
Christmas Comes Alive

"Dig That Crazy Santa Claus"

"Sleigh Ride"

"Boogie Woogie Santa Claus"

20
Happy Xmas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rock Christmas Albums Of All Time
Happy Xmas

"White Christmas"

"Away In A Manger"

"For Love On Christmas Day"

21
A New Thought for Christ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rock Christmas Albums Of All Time
A New Thought for Christmas By Melissa Etheridge (2008); Tracks: Christmas (Baby Please Come Home), Christmas in America, O Night Divine

Genres (Music): Rock music, Christmas music

"Blue Christmas"

"Christmas In America"

"Glorious"

22
Beach Boys Christmas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rock Christmas Albums Of All Time
By The Beach Boys (1993); Tracks: Frosty The Snowman, Christmas Day, Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town

"Little Saint Nick"

"The Man With All The Toys"

"Frosty the Snowman"

23
Christmas in the Heart ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rock Christmas Albums Of All Time
By Bob Dylan (2009); Tracks: The 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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More Twisted Christmas ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rock Christmas Albums Of All Time
By Bob Rivers (1997); Tracks: Jesus's Birthday, Toy Sack, All You Need Is Elves

Label: Atlantic Records

"It's the Most Fattening Time of the Year"

"Sled Zeppelin"

"All You Need Is Elves"

25
Tinsel and Lights is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rock Christmas Albums Of All Time
Tinsel and Lights By Tracey Thorn (2012); Tracks: Snow in Sun, Sister Winter, Hard Candy Christmas

Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Pop music, Christmas music

"Joy"

"Tinsel and Lights"

"Hard Candy Christmas"