Written by Jered Morin
Tired of the same ol’, same ol’ Christmas songs? Are you feeling down from all the usual schmaltzy schlock? Ready for a kick in the (musical) pants?
Here are the Top 12 Blues songs about Christmas, from vintage classics to modern renditions.
There were hundreds of songs to comb through. So the criteria to make this list was it had to:
- be about Christmas (obviously), but also
- make creative use of the holiday elements — think genre busters, twisted lyrics, and exceptional musicality
Also, with so many tunes to choose from, I had to cut ones that were maybe a touch too Swing-y, or too Soul-y, way too Hip and/or Hop , and even a few that were beyond description. It was a difficult choice.
But here they are, the 12 bestest Blues songs about Christmas to add to your holiday rotation: