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Poll: Alternative Christmas Songs

Which of these Christmas songs (NOT carols) that may have flown under your holiday radar gets your jingle bells ringing?

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    Louis Armstrong circa 1965

    'Zat You, Santa Claus? by Louis Armstrong

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    Chuck Berry

    Run Rudolph Run by Chuck Berry

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    Darlene Love in 20 Feet from Stardom (2013)

    Christmas, Baby Please Come Home by Darlene Love

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    Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, Mike Love, Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson, and The Beach Boys in The Beach Boys: An American Band (1985)

    Little Saint Nick by The Beach Boys

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    Buck Owens in Hee Haw (1969)

    Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy by Buck Owens

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    Clarence Carter in Muscle Shoals (2013)

    Back Door Santa by Clarence Carter

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    John Lennon and Yoko Ono in The U.S. vs. John Lennon (2006)

    Happy Xmas (War Is Over) by John Lennon

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    Noddy Holder and Slade in Top of the Pops (1964)

    Merry Christmas Everybody by Slade

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    John Denver in John Denver: The Higher We Fly (1983)

    Please Daddy Don't Get Drunk This Christmas by John Denver

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    The Kinks in Saturday Night Live (1975)

    Father Christmas by The Kinks

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    Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis by Tom Waits

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    Kurtis Blow

    Christmas Rapping by Kurtis Blow

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    Paul McCartney in Saturday Night Live (1975)

    Wonderful Christmastime by Paul McCartney

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    The Waitresses in VH-1 Where Are They Now? (1999)

    Christmas Wrapping by The Waitresses

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    Christmas in Dixie by Alabama

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    Chrissie Hynde, Martin Chambers, The Pretenders, Pete Farndon, and James Honeyman-Scott in Conan (2010)

    2000 miles by The Pretenders

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    Band Aid in Top of the Pops: The True Story (2001)

    Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid

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    Roger Taylor, Brian May, Freddie Mercury, John Deacon, and Queen

    Thank God It's Christmas by Queen

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    Run DMC (Darryl McDaniels, Jason Mizell, Joseph Simmons)

    Christmas in Hollis by Run DMC

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    Kirsty MacColl, Shane MacGowan, and The Pogues in If I Should Fall from Grace: The Shane MacGowan Story (2001)

    Fairytale of New York by The Pogues with Kirsty MacColl

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    Dee Dee Ramone, Joey Ramone, Johnny Ramone, Marky Ramone, and Ramones in End of the Century (2003)

    Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight Tonight) by The Ramones

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    Harry Connick Jr. in American Idol (2002)

    (It Must've Been Ol') Santa Claus by Harry Connick Jr.

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    Joe Escalante, Steven 'Stevo' Jensen, and The Vandals in Suburbia (1983)

    Oi! To the World by The Vandals

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    No Doubt also recorded a cover of this song. See the video here:

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    Steve Earle at an event for Leaves of Grass (2009)

    Christmas Time in Washington by Steve Earle

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    Squirrel Nut Zippers in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)

    Santa Claus is Smoking Reefer by Squirrel Nut Zippers

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    Sufjan Stevens

    Come On! Let's Boogey to the Elf Dance! by Sufjan Stevens

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    The Mighty Mighty Bosstones in Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)

    This Time Of Year by The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

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    The Killers, Brandon Flowers, Ronnie Vannucci, Mark Stoermer, and Dave Keuning

    Don't Shoot Me Santa by The Killers

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    Yeah Yeah Yeahs in Saturday Night Live (1975)

    All I Want for Christmas by Yeah Yeah Yeahs

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    The Hives

    A Christmas Duel by The Hives & Cyndi Lauper

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    The Christmas Song by Weezer

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    Sharon Jones in Miss Sharon Jones! (2015)

    Ain't No Chimneys In The Projects by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings

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    Neon Trees

    Wish List by Neon Trees

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    Dropkick Murphys

    The Season's Upon Us by Dropkick Murphys

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    Coldplay, Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Jon Buckland, and Will Champion

    Christmas Lights by Coldplay

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