Top Ten Best Metal Christmas Songs


The Top Ten

1 Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24) - Savatage

This song is awesome, although I prefer Wizards in Winter. I didn’t even know this was Savatage. - PhoenixAura81

Until this year I didn't know Savatage wrote the greatest christmas song I've ever heard.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra made this song more popular than the original. Jon Oliva is genius (composer, singer and founding member of these two bands). - Metal_Treasure

@MorbidCannibalSlayer - yes, you are not alone. The majority of people don't know who wrote the original. Dare to say Savatage are the most underrated metal band of all time. Check out my Top 10 lists on Savatage and Jon Oliva. - Metal_Treasure

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2 O Come Emmanuel - Theocracy

This was my 2nd list on TheTopTens I made in the end of 2014... 3 years ago. Time flies (wrote this on Dec 15, 2017) - Metal_Treasure

This is the most beautiful metal version of a Christmas song - thanks Theocracy! Theocracy are awesome.
The song is available on YouTube. - Metal_Treasure

3 We Three Kings - Halford UListen to Sample
4 Santa Claus Is Back In Town - Tim "Ripper" Owens, Steve Morse, Vinny Appice, Marco Mendoza, Juan Garcia UListen to Sample
5 Rocking Around the Christmas Tree - Joe Lynn Turner, Simon Wright, Bruce Kulick, Bob Kulick, Rudy Sarzo UListen to Sample
6 We Wish You a Merry Xmas - Jeff Scott Soto, Bruce Kulick, Chris Wyse, Ray Luzier, Bob Kulick

I think that Jeff Scott Soto actually says "We Wish You a Metal Xmas"! Cool guy! - Metal_Treasure

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7 Little Drummer Boy - Theocracy
8 Another Rock N Roll Christmas - Paul Dianno UListen to Sample
9 All I Want for Christmas - Theocracy

Well Santa had to close up his workshop
Sometime after Christmas '09
'Cause sadly the economy's a mess and jobs are hard to find
It's sad to see our holiday heroes
Struggling to just make a dime
But it's sink or swim, 'cause the times are grim It's like a
Christmas Special in the unemployment line...
Frosty got a job in a kitchen
And his boss is in a terrible mood - Metal_Treasure

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10 No Presents for Christmas - King Diamond

I love this song! King Diamond is truly something else - ryanrimmel

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The Contenders

11 Wizards in Winter - Trans Siberian Orchestra

Best Christmas song of all time. - PhoenixAura81

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12 X - M@$ - Corey Taylor UListen to Sample
13 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Dio, Tony Iommi, Rudy Sarzo, Simon Wright UListen to Sample
14 Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24) - Trans - Siberian Orchestra

My Favorite Christmas Song - christangrant

A Savatage re-issue (or cover) that became popular. - Metal_Treasure

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15 Christmas Canon Rock - Trans-Siberian Orchestra UListen to Sample
16 A Mad Russian's Christmas - Trans Siberian Orchestra

This song is awesome. - PhoenixAura81

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17 Silent Night - Manowar UListen to Sample
18 Stocking Song - Steel Panther

I warn you though, like most Steel Panther songs, this is a huge innuendo. - IronSabbathPriest

No problem Mr Dirty Mind! Thanks for adding this. - Metal_Treasure

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19 The Little Drummer Boy - Christopher Lee

Yeah, Christopher Lee, the legendary actor, who discovered metal music in his late 80s, became a metalhead and even recorded metal albums at 90. This guy was amazing! - Metal_Treasure

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20 Last Christmas - Escape Fails

It's a Wham! metal cover. - Metal_Treasure

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21 Silver Bells - Geoff Tate, James Lomenzo, Ray Luzier, Carlos Cavazo UListen to Sample
22 The 12 Days of Metal - Roger Beaujard

YouTube title: The 12 Days of Metal - Death Metal Christmas Parody Song @RogerBeaujard
I like this version, especially the new lyrics. Yeah!
Roger J. Beaujard is a death metal musician (Mortician, Malignancy). - Metal_Treasure

23 Oh Holy Night - Halford
24 Silent Night - Lea Hart & Paul Di'Anno UListen to Sample
25 Christmas - King Diamond UListen to Sample
26 No Presents for Christmas - Exhumed UListen to Sample
27 Christmas Song - Korn
28 Run Rudolph Run - Lemmy

Last line is "Merry Christmas Motherf******". LOL - Metal_Treasure

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29 Santa Claus is Coming to Town - Dokken UListen to Sample
30 Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer - Stephen Pearcy, Tracii Guns, Greg Bissonette, Bob Kulick & Billy Sheehan UListen to Sample
31 Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree - Firehouse UListen to Sample
32 The King - Wolves at the Gate UListen to Sample
33 The Wind - Demon Hunter UListen to Sample
34 We Wish You a Brutal Christmas - Roger Beaujard

YouTube title: We Wish You A Brutal Christmas Merry Christmas Metal Scene! @rogerbeaujard - Metal_Treasure

35 We Wish You a Merry Christmas - Orion's Reign

Symphonic/power metal style. - Metal_Treasure

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36 The First Noel - Orion's Reign

It should have been called The First (heavy metal) Noel - Metal_Treasure

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37 Wynter Fever - Theocracy UListen to Sample
38 Silent Night - Christopher Lee UListen to Sample
39 Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer - Dez Fafara, Doug Aldrich, Blasko, John Tempesta UListen to Sample
40 Deck the Halls - Oni Logan, Tony Franklin, John Tempesta, Craig Goldy UListen to Sample
41 Silent Night - Chuck Billy, Scott Ian, Jon Donais, Chris Wyse, John Tempesta

A silent and peaceful song, haha - Metal_Treasure

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42 Jingle Bell Metal - Psychostick
43 Rudolph vs. Frosty - Theocracy
44 Ave Maria - Trollfest UListen to Sample
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Top Remixes

1. Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24) - Savatage
2. O Come Emmanuel - Theocracy
3. We Three Kings - Halford
1. Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24) - Savatage
2. Wizards in Winter - Trans Siberian Orchestra
3. A Mad Russian's Christmas - Trans Siberian Orchestra


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