Top 11 Fun Rock n’ Roll Christmas Cover Songs

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Looking for that last-minute Christmas-themed rock n’ roll playlist? Look no further, as we have searched far & wide for some of the most enduring and timeless (and even infamous) Yuletide cover songs laid to tape.

Let us know in the comments which ones we missed!

  • Motorhead – “Run Rudolph Run”

Lemmy & the gang’s take on the Chuck Berry classic.

  • Weezer – Christmas with Weezer

An entire E.P.’s worth of holiday cheer from Weezer.

  • Paul McCartney – “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)”

We’ll spare you another listen to “Wonderful Christmastime,” passing along instead Macca’s warm rendition of the holiday classic.

  • Radiohead – “Winter Wonderland”

This one’s a bit “out there” – but then again, isn’t everything Thom Yorke and the guys do under that umbrella as well?

  • Everclear -“Santa Baby”

Back in 1996, Art Alexakis and the guys recorded a fun version of this song (which is almost always sung by female singers).

  • Rufus Wainwright & Sharon Van Etten – “Baby, It’s Cold Outside

A low-key  collaboration, this duet is pretty relaxing.

  • Trans-Siberian Orchestra – “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24”

The holiday season’s theatrical rock supergroup seamlessly blend “Carol of the Bells” and “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” into one slamming Yuletide anthem.

  • Bob Dylan – “Must Be Santa”

Back in 2009, Bob Dylan had some holiday fun of his own. …

  • No Doubt –“Oi to the World”

Gwen Stefani and the guys rip through a faithful ska/punk cover of the Vandals‘ Christmas-themed anthem from back in 1993…

  • Eagles – “Please Come Home for Christmas”


  • Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers & Stevie Nicks -“Silent Night”

From A Very Special Christmas in 2000.

Bonus Songs:

  • Twisted Sister – “O Come All Ye Faithful”

Dee Snider and Twisted Sister did a WHOLE ALBUM of Christmas music!

      • U2 – “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”

Because Bono and U2 will always be everywhere, all the time.


Enjoy your holiday, and let us know what we unfairly omitted from this short & sweet list!

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