Drinking Up Christmas

drinking up christmas

If you’d like, you can consider this a companion to Christmas Feast, because what’s a great meal without something to wash it down? Some of these songs celebrate that kind of merriment, but just as many are cautionary tales. It’s been years since I’ve been drunk during the holidays, but I’ve definitely experienced both. I’m good with just listening to the songs these days. Merry Christmas! And drink responsibly, or if you can’t, don’t drink at all. I love a tragic Christmas song more than the next guy but I don’t want to hear one about you.

Tracklist (and where you can get these drunken songs for yourselves):

  1. The Pogues with Kirsty MacColl – Fairytale of New York
  2. The Minus 5 – Your Christmas Whiskey
  3. The Gestalts – Cookies and Beer
  4. Fear – Another Christmas Beer
  5. Monkhouse – Guinness and Wine
  6. Missile Toads – Santa’s a Boozer
  7. Cucumbers – Ho Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum
  8. Clyde Lassley & The Cadillac Baby Specials – Santa Came Home Drunk
  9. Burl – Xmas Drink
  10. Commander Cody – Daddy’s Drinking Up Our Christmas
  11. The Decemberists – Please Daddy (Don’t Get Drunk This Christmas)
  12. Roger Nichols Trio – St. Bernie the Sno-Dog
  13. Steve Fifield – Bootlegger Christmas
  14. The Burning Hell – Happy Hanukkah
  15. Tim Minchin – White Wine in the Sun
  16. Andrew Bird – So Much Wine, Merry Christmas

 

 

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Heavy Christmas

heavy-christmas-300x300If you’re easily offended you might want to skip this playlist, but if you’re looking to get out of Christmas dinner this might be a helpful tool. There is some swearing and blasphemy. Mostly, though, these are great songs that celebrate the holiday spirit with just a little more volume than you might be used to.

 

Tracklist (and where you can happily ruin your hearing further):

  1. Spinal Tap – Christmas With the Devil
  2. The Darkness – Christmas Time (Don’t Let the Bells End)
  3. Rob Rivers – Jingle Hells Bells
  4. Alice Cooper – Santa Claus is Coming to Town
  5. Opiate for the Masses – Christmas Evel
  6. Blood Sausage – Fuck Christmas Fuck Santa Fuck You
  7. From First to Last – Christmassacre
  8. NOFX – Xmas Has Been Xed
  9. Punchline – Icicles
  10. DDT – Captain Morgan’s Christmas
  11. The Ramones – Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want to Fight Tonight)
  12. Huntingtons – It’s Always Christmas at my House
  13. The Rhythm Pigs – Sleigh Ride
  14. The Fleshtones – Hooray for Santa Claus
  15. The Maynards – The Maynards’ Christmas Wish
  16. Evaporators – Who Are You?
  17. Glam Chops – Count Down to Christmas
  18. Sufjan Stevens – Mr. Frosty Man
  19. The White Stripes – Candy Cane Children
  20. Thee Knight of Thrashe – Santa Claus (Here He Comes)
  21. Dirt Merchants – Jingle Bells
  22. Captain Cutlass & the Stormcrows – Yo Ho Ho Ho
  23. Whirlees – The Grinch
  24. Jemani – That There Was Christmas
  25. Jet – Back Door Santa
  26. Lemmy Kilmister, Billy Gibbons & Dave Grohl – Run Rudolph Run
  27. Jason Farr & Darrin “Big D” Laidman – Christmas Time in Hamilton