On Christmas K104.7, we play the biggest holiday hits. However, there are lots of other Christmas songs that, while perhaps not as popular as the more traditional sounds of the season, deserve to be appreciated at this time of year, too.
Some of these offbeat Christmas songs are original compositions. Others are quirky remakes of songs you already know. And a couple of them are on this list simply because the videos are fun. Enjoy!
"Dominick the Donkey" - Lou Monte (1960)
"Snoopy's Christmas" - The Royal Guardsmen (1967)
"I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day" - Wizzard (1973)
"Merry Christmas Everybody" - Slade (1973)
"Father Christmas" - The Kinks (1977)
"Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" - Elmo & Patsy (1979)
"12 Days of Christmas" - Bob & Doug McKenzie (1981)
"Fairytale of New York" - The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl (1987)
"Christmas in Hollis" - Run-DMC (1988)
"Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight Tonight)" - The Ramones (1989)
"I Wish It Was Christmas Today" - Horatio Sanz, Jimmy Fallon, Chris Kattan & Tracy Morgan (2000)
"Oh Come All Ye Faithful" - Twisted Sister (2006)
"The Season's Upon Us" - Dropkick Murphys (2013)