Buble It Aint: The Alt-Xmas Cool Yule Playlist

Words by Chloe Bestel.

Anyone else a little bit sick of all those Christmas pop bops that crop up every single Christmas? Don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas as much as the next person but sometimes you just need to change the music up a little, especially if, like me, you tend to prefer alternative music all year around anyway.

Another great thing about all those angsty alternative bands is that there are even some songs for those of you who don’t like Christmas (look out for the final song on the list if you’re one these people). And so, in no particular order, here are some unorthodox Christmas songs…

Merry Christmas (Wherever You Are) Lower Than Atlantis


We’ll start with a sweet one. Lyrically this is one of the more positive alternative Christmas songs, basically just wishing everyone a happy Christmas no matter where they are.

Is This Christmas? – The Wombats


This song sounds cheery but, when boiled down to just the lyrics, actually it’s more of a snarky and sarcastic dig at Christmas.

There Will Be No Christmas – Crown The Empire


Somewhat more depressing, there will be no Christmas for the guys of Crown The Empire because they’re all alone. So, for all the lonely hearts out there here’s a song for you this Christmas.


Yule Shoot Your Eye Out Fall Out Boy


To summarise this, Fall Out Boy are bitter. But at least they’re doing better than Crown The Empire who appear to be wallowing in the tragedy of an ended relationship, Fall Out Boy have moved onto the stage of writing bitter songs to get over the end of their relationship(s).

Merry Christmas, Kiss My Ass – All Time Low


Another angsty bitter song for the Holidays, enjoy.

This Christmas (I’ll Burn It to the Ground) – Set It Off


‘I’m sick of this holiday and I’m going to burn it all to the ground’ is pretty much the core message of this song. Have fun with it.

(Just in case anyone has a severe phobia like I do of snakes, a quick warning here that this video features scorpions, spiders and, obviously, snakes. Unfortunately, I found this out the hard way).

So here it is, Merry Christmas! Enjoy your now refreshed, if not slightly depressing, Christmas playlist.

H* H* H*

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