July 16, 2018

12 rare Christmas songs those will refresh your holiday

Taylor Swift

Christmas songs can become repetitive. To help break the mold, here are 12 Christmas songs you didn’t know existed to get you in the holiday spirit.

  • “Corner Store on Christmas” — Bowling For Soup

This song is a new take on the “12 Days of Christmas” classic, with Bowling For Soup suggesting what to buy at the corner store for the 12 days instead of five golden rings.

  • “Christmas When You Were Mine” — Taylor Swift

Not only did Taylor Swift release a Christmas album just for Target back in 2007, but it had two original songs — one of which was this sad tune about Swift’s holiday season heartbreak. Guess it’s a good thing she learned to shake it off.

  • “Christmas” — Leona Naess

Naess’ soft tune captures the feeling of the holiday season when you’re in love.

  • “Christmas is Going to the Dogs” — Eels

This is a very different take on Christmas music, with the band Eels assuming the role of a dog during the Christmas season.

  • “Boots” — The Killers

The Killers are no strangers to Christmas songs. Over the last 10 years, they’ve taken a contemporary approach to Christmas music. And with “Boots,” they take on the inner struggles people face about celebrating the holiday.

  • “Christmas in L.A.” — The Killers (feat. Dawes)

This 2013 Killers Christmas song focused on the unordinary Christmas season in Los Angeles and Hollywood.

  • “Maybe this Christmas” — Ron Sexsmith

Christmas has been known as a time for family members and loved ones to come back together. And this hit by Ron Sexsmith hits on that note perfectly.

  • “Merry Christmas, Here’s to Many More” — Relient K

This early 2000s rock band may have hit its peak in 2006 with “Be My Escape,” but this holiday hit is an inspiring song for anyone feeling the holiday blues.

  • “Christmas Lights” — Coldplay

Coldplay’s Christmas song is so Coldplay. It’s a soft, heartfelt tune that’s got romantic undertones.

  • “Text Me Merry Christmas” — Straight No Chaser (feat. Kristen Bell)

This is a texting Christmas song for a texting age.

  • “The Christmas Song” — The Raveonettes

It has the title of a Christmas classic, but this Raveonettes tune redefines Christmas music with this haunting song.

  • “The Child with the Star on his Head” — Sufjan Stevens

To round out the list, here’s a softer tune from folk singer Sufjan Stevens, whose song reminds us of the true meaning of Christmas.

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