The Best Metal Christmas Albums

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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!

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