When you get to be an old fart, like myself, you've heard the traditional Christmas tunes 2 million times and you eventually get tired of them.

Well, many of these songs I've got listed here are more of a 'rock' take on traditional classics. So, instead of kicking Christmas songs to the curb, here are some that will help get you in the spirit of the holidays.

  • Hail Santa

    Parody of Ghost "Year Zero"
  • Royal Bliss - I Just Want You (For Christmas)

  • August Burns Red - Carol of the Bells

  • Twisted Sister - O Come All Ye Faithful

  • Black Stone Cherry - Santa is Back

  • Thousand Foot Krutch - Jingle Bell Rock

  • Buckcherry - Christmas is Here

  • U2 - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)

  • Shinedown - Happy Xmas (War is Over)

  • Corey Taylor - X-M@$

  • AC/DC - Mistress for Christmas

  • Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Christmas Eve/Sarajevo

  • 16 Second Stare - The Grinch

  • Pillar - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen