Day 21: A Not So Traditional Christmas Song
Christmas is so ingrained into our culture that new Christmas songs spring up every year. There are literally thousands that could be chosen from, let’s see what (if any) the TMS staff bothers to choose.
Josh: NOFX – Xmas Has Been X’ed
I don’t think you can get more ‘non-traditional’ than this tune from bay area punk legends NOFX. In classic NOFX style the 4-piece blister their way through a scathing criticism of antiquated religious beliefs then proclaim that Christmas is forever cancelled since Jesus didn’t exist and people are leaving their religions. The tune also gets in some humorous pokes like ‘Priests and Nuns are molesting each other’
‘Evangelicals surprisingly are Nudist’ & ‘They canceled lent and slowed down fast’. This is basically an anti-Christmas song instead of a Christmas song, but I get a big kick out of it.
Joey: The Ongoing Concept – Jingle Bell Rock
Idaho high-concept noise core The Ongoing Concept take a Christmas classic, deconstruct it, and rebuild it as a searing hardcore rock tune. Firing off more rapid than eagles with screeching vocals while keeping much of the swagger of a classic rock feel, this version is more twisted than a fresh batch of candy canes.
Tumps: Blink 182 – I Won’t Be Home For Christmas