10 bands you may or may not have known released Christmas Jams

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Rock and roll Christmas covers        With Christmas a few days away we thought it would be nice to give you guys a little holiday cheer. Sorry we’re not mailing you guys Christmas gifts, or anything like that, we’re going to give you something a little different. We’ve done a little searching and we found that several of your favorite artists have done their very own Christmas tunes. So here you go, here’s 10 times your favorite artists released a Christmas jam.




1: Radiohead ” Winter Wonderland: Back in 2002 Radiohead took part in an experimental webcast, during which the played their rendition of “Winter Wonderland” Check it out below.

2: Weezer: O Come All Ye Faithful: In 2008 the boys in Weezer released a 6 song holiday EP all done up in Weezer style. Check out their version of on “O Come All Ye Faithful” below.

3: Far FEAT Chino Moreno of Deftones “Feed The World (Do They Know it’s Christmas): In 2003 a band from Sacramento Ca teamed up with Nu-Metal legend Chino Moreno of Deftones to bring you their version of “Feed The World (Do They Know it’s Christmas) This joint venture was part of  an Aids Charity Compilation. Check it out below.

 4: Scott Weiland O’ Holy Night: The former Velvet Revolver and Stone Temple Pilots front-man not only released a Christmas cover, he released a full Christmas album in 2011.  Check out his version of “O’ Holy Night” below.

5: August Burns Red “Frosty The Snowman”: From their 2012 Holiday release “Sleddin Hill”, the boys in August Burns Red rocked out your favorite Christmas Tunes. Check out Frosty The Snowman below.

6: Spoken “Mary Did Your Know”: Long before they were rocking out with Matty Mullins of Memphis May Fire, rockers Spoken were on a label called Tooth & Nail. During which time  Tooth and Nail released a Christmas compilation known as Happy Christmas Vol. 4 On which the band released their version of the Christmas classic “Mary Did You Know”.

7: Ron Halford (Judas Priest) “What Child Is This”: You can’t have a list of rockers who have put out Christmas tunes and not mention the mighty Ron Halford from Judas Priest. In 2009 Halford released “Halford III: Winter Songs” which featured “What Child Is This” Check it out below.

8: EMERY “Last Christmas”: Long before the band were putting out their own Christmas EP (Which you can get for FREE or Pay What You Want HERE) The band took part in a compilation CD “Taste Of Christmas” (A Play on Taste of Chaos)  in 2005, which feature many of your favorite artists like Plain White T’s,  The Used, Funeral For A Friend and more. Check out Emery’s “Last Christmas” below.

9: Skindred “Jungle Bells”: Just like Emery Skindred took part in the “Taste of Christmas” Compilation with their version of “Jingle Bells” or as they call “Jungle Bells”.

10: Relient K “Deck The Halls”: You can’t have a list of Christmas Jams and not throw a little pop punk in there. In 2007 Christian Pop Punk band Relient K released “Let It Snow, Let It Reindeer”  featuring 17 Christmas covers. Check out “Deck The Halls” Below.




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