35 great alternative Christmas songs

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Have a very merry and refreshing Christmas with these festive tunes

It’s that time of year again when things start getting awfully festive. You might be sick of the usual Christmas songs having had to listen to them blaring out of speakers in high street shops since October, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get in the spirit for the holiday with some tunes. These alternative Christmas songs, be they original works or covers of classics, are bound to give you the urge to wrap some presents, hang some mistletoe and deck the halls. Put these on your Crimbo playlists and have a very merry and refreshing Christmas, without an “it’s Chriiiiistmaaaas!” in sight.

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