The Best Rock Christmas Songs Of All Time

Over 200 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Best Rock Christmas Songs Of All Time
Voting Rules
Only Christmas rock songs.

There are few things as electrifying as the feeling of the holidays, but one of the few contenders is good, high energy rock music. When your hometown is "beginning to look a lot like Christmas," the city blocks are lined with colorful Christmas lights, while many of the homes in your neighborhood might host a spectacular lightshow that would be right at home in an arena rock concert. 

It's fitting, then, that some of the best rock stars throughout history have taken it upon themselves to record good Christmas rock songs. Rock legends from every major sub-genre have put forth holiday tracks that could define any rock Christmas songs playlist, and this list aims to celebrate the best rock Christmas songs. There are great hard rock and classic rock songs from groups like AC/DC, Queen, and Alice Cooper, alongside fast-paced jingles from punk rockers such as The Ramones and Misfits. This list includes alternative rock and metal Christmas songs, as well as Christmas music from old greats, like Chuck Berry and The Beach Boys, and popular bands today, like Weezer and Coldplay. 

Who is responsible for the best Christmas rock song of all time? Which rock Christmas songs go the hardest? 

Vote up your favorite Christmas rock songs below!


Most divisive: Thank God It's Christmas
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  • Run Rudolph Run

    Run Rudolph Run

    97 votes
  • Jingle Bell Rock

    Jingle Bell Rock

    105 votes
  • Snoopy's Christmas

    Snoopy's Christmas

    67 votes
  • Little Saint Nick

    Little Saint Nick

    91 votes
  • Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)

    Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)

    82 votes
  • Carol of the Bells

    Carol of the Bells

    89 votes