There's a time and a place for light, jolly Christmas jingles and this is not it. Here are some talented artists that bring their own special something to these age-old carols.
Sir Christopher Lee, 92, just released his third annual Metal Christmas jingle called "Darkest Carols, Faithful Sing." His first release, A Heavy Metal Christmas (2012) was followed by A Heavy Metal Christmas Too which contained the popular, "Jingle Hell." The song entered the Billboard Hot 100 chart at #22 and Lee, then 91, unseated Tony Bennett as the oldest living performer to enter the music charts.
Listen to them all or skip ahead to 1:45 to start his latest dark carol:
Lemmy Kilmister will make you like Christmas carols again:
Start dreaming of a Ramones-filled Christmas:
The Sex Pistols energize James Pierpont's 1850 favorite:
A fully metalized "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer"
Bonus track on We Wish you a Metal Christmas
Springsteen and the E Street band Boss'ify this 1934 classic: