A Krampus Mix For You

It’s that time of year again.

This year, I thought I’d do something different – and make a playlist of songs about people who aren’t that keen on the holiday, for whatever reason. Or songs to that effect.

There’s nothing gross. Aside from being overplayed, “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” is pretty sick, when you get right down to it. Nothing depressing here, either. They may be great songs, but Stan Rogers’ “First Christmas” and Tom Waits’ “Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis” are rather bleak….

I also note that animated TV shows have been doing some fun things in this vein; I’ve included three songs from that medium.

Oh, and to heck with Festivus, and Krampus is already tired. If you want to do something different for the holiday season, there are plenty of other non-standard Christmas traditions out there – like Wassail – that are available for you to try.

This is the tracklist:

“I Hate Christmas” – Oscar the Grouch
“Wreck the Halls with Boughs of Holly” – The Three Stooges
“I Was Santa Claus at the School House (For the P.T.A.)” – Yogi Yorgesson
“Not Another Christmas Song” – Blink 182
“Christmas Spirit??” – The Wailers
“Merry Christmas (I Don’t Wanna Fight Tonight)” – The Ramones
“Santa Claus is Freaking Me Out” – Lord Weatherby
“Selling Out for Christmas” – Chris Tavener
“It’s Christmas in Lumania” – Barnes & Barnes
“Santa’s Elves Song” – Futurama
“Christmas Time is Killing Us” – Family Guy
“Christmas Sorrow” – American Dad
“I’m Gonna Tell Santa Claus on You” – Faron Young
“I’m Pickin’ Fights for Christmas” – “Cousin Frank”
“Your Kind of White Christmas Sucks” – they is they is they is
“I Wanna Die for Christmas” – The Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs
“Santa Got a DWI” – Sherwin Linton
“Big Man Under the Tree” – Rough Shop
“To Heck with Ole Santa Claus” – Loretta Lynn
“Christmas at Ground Zero” – “Weird” Al Yankovic
“Post Apocalypse Christmas” – Gruff Rhys
“The Nite After Christmas” – Homer & Jethro
“I’ve Had a Very Merry Christmas” – Jerry Lewis

This is the link.



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