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The Best Metal Christmas Albums 

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Updated December 18, 2019 692 votes 474 voters 46.6k views 23 items

List of all heavy metal Christmas albums. For many, punk 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 metal songs, which are among the most requested during the holiday season. The albums 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. Metal bands like Iron Maiden, Papa Roach and even the legendary spoof band Spinal Tap released music that captured the holiday spirit.

Some of the biggest rockers of all time have made Christmas albums. Would you have ever expected icons like Dave Grohl, Lemmy from Motorhead and Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top to collaborate on a Christmas song? Well they sure did on We Wish You a Metal Xmas & A Headbanging New Year. The same goes for Black Label Society. All of these artists are spreading the holiday cheer, even if their interpretation of these songs isn't quite the traditional versions people were looking for.

These heavy metal holiday jams are impressive and hard hitting. Christmas just isn't Christmas without the soul-pounding thump of hardcore heavy metal Christmas carols.

This is the list of metal Christmas albums. From innovative takes on traditional songs to recreating the versions that have been around for years, punk rock bands sure now how to make holiday music enjoyable. Take a look at other lists like Punk Rock Christmas albums and R&B Christmas Albums Have yourself a Heavy Metal Christmas!

What are metal Christmas albums? Take a look here and see for yourself.

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Metal Christmas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Metal Christmas Albums
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August Burns Red Present... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Metal Christmas Albums
Pavlína Pave Ostrá added By August Burns Red (2012); Tracks: Flurries, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen & Sleigh Ride
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We Wish You a Metal Xmas... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Metal Christmas Albums
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A Twisted Christmas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Metal Christmas Albums
AaronAxvig added By Twisted Sister (2006); Tracks: Let It Snow, Let It Snow & Let It Snow
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Winter Songs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Metal Christmas Albums
By Halford (2009); Tracks: Christmas for Everyone, What Child Is This? & I Don't Care
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No Presents for Christma... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Metal Christmas Albums
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Heavy Christmas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Metal Christmas Albums
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Christmas With the Devil... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Metal Christmas Albums
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A Very Hairy Christmas ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Metal Christmas Albums
By The Screaming Santas; Tracks: The Night Before Christmas, Winter Wonderland & God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
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Death Metal Christmas ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Metal Christmas Albums
Giovanni Gino Caffarella added
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A Heavy Mental Christmas... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Metal Christmas Albums
Chris Dickens added By Helix (2008); Tracks: Jingle Bell Rock, Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer & Christmas Time Is Here Again!
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Northern Light Orchestra... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Metal Christmas Albums
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Potatoes for Christmas ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Metal Christmas Albums
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A Very Brutal Christmas ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Metal Christmas Albums
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In Santa's Claws is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Metal Christmas Albums
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Rock Power Praise 2: Chr... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Metal Christmas Albums
Chris Dickens added
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Christmas Time Again is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Metal Christmas Albums
starks added By Lynyrd Skynyrd (2000); Tracks: Run Run Rudolph, Mama's Song & Santa's Messin' With the Kid
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Christmas Eve I and II +... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Metal Christmas Albums
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John Schlitt - The Chris... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Metal Christmas Albums
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Glorious Christmas Songs... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Metal Christmas Albums
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We Wish You A Hairy Chri... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Metal Christmas Albums
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A Very Metal Christmas ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Metal Christmas Albums
Chris Dickens added
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Merry Xmas Everybody is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Metal Christmas Albums