Christmas Rock Music

Christmas music is one of the first signs that Christmas is just around the corner. It can also be an annoying part of the holiday seasons to some people. However, there are a great number of songs made for Christmas that doesn't sound like your typical Christmas carol. Christmas rock music is a great way to show your holiday spirit. Here are some of my favorites.

“Jingle Bell Rock” is probably one of the most famous songs of Christmas rock music. This classic was first released in 1957. The famous version is the one performed by Bobby Helms. The song was written by Joe Beal and Jim Booothe.

“Last Christmas” was a smash hit of the 80's. This Christmas rock music was performed by Wham. If you don't remember Wham, you may remember George Michael who went on to have his own solo career. However, at the time of this release, in 1984, Wham was a very popular duo group.

John Lennon is a name that everyone knows and associates with one of the most famous rock bands in history. It is no wonder that his Christmas rock music would also become famous. Released in 1971, “Happy Christmas” was a Christmas song with a social message attached to it. Together Yoko Ono and John Lennon were protesting the current war. However, this Christmas rock music continues to be relevant today.

Although the next Christmas rock music was recorded in 1958, it wasn't until 1960 that it became a Christmas hit. Written by Johnny Marks and sung by Brenda Lee, “Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree” has become another Christmas rock music classic.

Christmas rock music will continue to be a way to show your holiday spirit in style. With popular bands joining in the Christmas joy, it isn't hard to find just the right Christmas music for any occasion.