Rock songs that mention Christmas

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by BryanA-HTX, Dec 9, 2019.

  1. Davey

    Davey made a machine by describing the landscape

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    Doesn't rock very hard, more chamber pop, but an old favorite from the first Cardinal record, Matthews and Davies, "If You Believe in Christmas" ...

     
  2. Culpa

    Culpa Forum Resident

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    John Entwistle's I Believe In Everything ends up with the first few lines of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

     
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  3. Culpa

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    Rolling Stones - Winter.

    "And I wish I been out in California /
    When the lights on all the Christmas trees went out."

     
  4. yamfox

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    Sparks - "Thank God It's Not Christmas"
     
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  5. Guy Smiley

    Guy Smiley America’s Favorite Game Show Host

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    Slight correction: It’s “Christmas lights” in the first line, and the tree is mentioned just once later on.
     
  6. Stereosound

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  8. Swamiji

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    The melody and voice sound amazingly like George Harrison to me.
     
  9. Kingsley Fats

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    I don't know if this counts as a "rock" song but it rocks

     
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  10. Rfreeman

    Rfreeman Forum Resident

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    I am musical director of a Rock & Soul Xmas Show in Princeton Thursday.

    Rock act covers on our list include
    Father Xmas - Waitresses
    Unwrap You at Xmas - Monkees
    Santa C is Comin To Town - Springsteen
    Christmas Wrapping - Waitresses
    Santa Claus Baby - Joan Osborne
    What Do Bad Girls Get? - Joan Osborne
    Blue Xmas - Elvis
    Little St. Nick - Beach Boys

    Christmas Must Be Tonight - The Band
    Happy Xmas (War is Over) - John Lennon


    We are also doing a bunch of soul and girl group tunes, two Beatles tunes I rewrote with Hanukah lyrics, and this brand new original:
     
  11. Ted Dinard

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    Always liked this demo, "Bundle Up," from the Replacements (to the tune of "Jungle Rock"):


    Lyrics feel improvised, but Westerberg manages some good ones:

    Stockings were hung by the chimney with care
    Santa in the bathroom was a-combin' his hair
    Elf on the roof they was shootin' up junk
    Not a creature was stirrin' cuz they all was drunk
     
  12. sixtiesstereo

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    Pat Benatar's 1991 sensational jump blues album (with Roomful Of Blues) "True Love" had a bonus track of "Please Come Home For Christmas". It's great, but you never hear it....
     
  13. Hadean75

    Hadean75 Forum Moonlighter

    Not a necessarily a "rock" song, but the Bee Gees First Of May has Christmas in the lyrics:



    When I was small, and Christmas trees were tall
    We used to love while others used to play
    Don't ask me why, but time has passed us by
    Some one else moved in from far away
    Now we are tall, and Christmas trees are small
    And you don't ask the time of day
    But you and I, our love will never die
    But guess we'll cry come first of May
    The apple tree that grew for you and me
    I watched the apples falling one by one
    And I recall the moment of them all
    The day I kissed your cheek and you were mine
    Now we are tall, and Christmas trees are small
    And you don't ask the time of day
    But you and I, our love will never die
    But guess we'll cry come first of May
    When I was small, and Christmas trees were tall
    Do do do do do do do do do
    Don't ask me why, but time has passed us by
    Some one else moved in from far away
     
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  14. CrawdaddySim1

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    Already mentioned, but the video needs to be posted.
     
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  15. dennis1077

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  16. KAJ1971

    KAJ1971 Burger flipper, Sapper, book seller, nurse.

    Queen - Thank God It's Christmas.
    Springsteen - Merry Christmas Baby.
     
  17. KingPrawn19

    KingPrawn19 Well-Known Member

    Driving home for Christmas - Chris Rea
    Joys of Christmas - Chris Rea
    Merry Xmas Everybody - Slade was looked on as pop rock at the most at the time but sounds pretty hard rock these days
    Cold as Xmas - Elton John
    Step into Christmas - Elton John
     
  18. Keith V

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    Looking For Eden by Ian Anderson
     
  19. carrolls

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    I think Christmas is mentioned in this song.

    Lonely Sky Chris De Burgh

     
  20. Kingsley Fats

    Kingsley Fats Forum Resident

    A few smart people have recorded albums using Roomful Of Blues as the "back up " band. (Colin James is the only one I can think of at the moment.)
    They are a band that I would love to see live as I have never seen a horn driven band live before. No chance they will ever get to my part of the world.
     
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  21. Strictly adhering to the OP’s criteria, Good Morning by Steve Miller Band on his album, Number 5 album.

    At 2:11 they segue into a brilliant instrumental that is from from The Christmas Carol that features “Tidings of Comfort and Joy.

    Check it out!



     
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  22. Electric Sydney

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    On The Road Again by Bob Dylan he mentions Santa Claus.
     
  23. sixtiesstereo

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    They were my favorite blues group for years, but later on they had a lot of personnel changes, not for
    the better. But the original line up with Greg Picolo (on this CD) is remarkable.
    My wife and I were fortunate to see them here in Milwaukee at a jazz club (packed house) shortly after
    Picolo had left the group and went solo, but it was one of the most memorable (and rockin') live shows
    I've ever seen. And yes, I have the Colin James albums (they're the Little Big Band) and they too are
    sensational. Also, they're on one or two tracks on Stevie Ray Vaughn's Carnegie Hall CD.
     
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  24. BryanA-HTX

    BryanA-HTX Crazy Doctor Thread Starter

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    Some of these are leaning more towards seasonal than not. Like "I Believe in Father Christmas" or "Merry Xmas (The War Is Over)" I really wouldn't listen to outside December :cop:

    Unless some of YOU do but... why? o_O
     
  25. Obtuse1

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    Ben Folds Five- Brick ("6 A.M....day after Christmas....")

    The Cure- Let's Go To Bed (...."laughing at the Christmas lights...you remember from December").

    Blink-182- I Miss You ("...we'll have Halloween on Christmas")
     

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