Christmas Across the Genres

Updated: Nov 4, 2021

Christmas is a time of joy and giving for many people all over the world. While there are classic Christmas tracks that are must-listens around the holiday season, we wanted to shed light on more unique Christmas songs from different genres beyond classical music and the pop hits. There’s a song for almost everyone on this list. Whether you’re a rock, country, rap, punk or a "whatever" fan, there’s something here for you! If you’re looking for a different playlist with more genre diversity beyond Mariah Carey belting out “All I Want for Christmas is, You” then look no further!



We put a few of our favorites in here, (with YouTube links for any non-Spotify users) but check out the end of the article for the link to the full Spotify playlist!

Dolly Parton – Hard Candy Christmas | Genre: Country |


August Burns Red - Home Alone Theme | Genre: Metal |

Note: Despite this being in the metal genre, it’s an instrumental and super cool, so it’s only metal because of the instrumentation. It’s one of my all-time favorites.

Wham! - Last Christmas | Genre: Pop |


Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg – Santa Goes Straight to the Ghetto | Genre: Rap |

Note: Content warning for profanities!

The Ramones – Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want to Fight Tonight) | Genre: Punk Rock |


All Time Low - Merry Christmas (Kiss My A**) | Genre: Alternative Rock |


Muppet Christmas Carol – One More Sleep Til Christmas | Genre: Musical Theatre |


Jarrod Allonge – 12 Days of Pop-Punk Christmas | Genre: Pop Punk (obviously 😀) |


Run DMC – Christmas in Hollis | Genre: Hip Hop |