11 alternative songs for a rocking Christmas

Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight Tonight) by The Ramones is a great tune for an alternative Christmas.
Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight Tonight) by The Ramones is a great tune for an alternative Christmas.

Fed up of the same old mistletoe and wine? Take our advice and enjoy a rock and roll Christmas this year!

We all know the score.

As soon as December 1 rolls around, your radio is filled with Mariah Carey, Michael Bublé and Shakin' Stevens.

And sometimes, though you secretly love it a little bit, there's only so much of it you can take.

But just because you've had enough of the usual suspects, doesn't mean you can't appreciate a great Christmas song.

So we've taken a look into the rock and roll back catalogue and found some top notch festive tunes - but these make you want to hit the floor and headbang into the New Year, not settle down with a mince pie and sherry.

The Ramones.

The Ramones.

Enjoy some sharp pop-punk riffs from Blink 182 and New Found Glory, or indulge in a slice of rock cheese with The Darkness. And for something a bit more lively, we have The Vandals, Rancid and (wait for it) Twisted Sister.

Take a look at our playlist, let us know which one is your favourite and send in your own suggestions too!

The Ramones: Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight Tonight)

Blink 182: I Won't Be Home For Christmas

Fall Out Boy: Yule Shoot Your Eye Out

The Used: Alone This Holiday

Twisted Sister: Heavy Metal Christmas

New Found Glory: Ex-Miss

Alice Cooper: Santa Claws Is Coming To Town

The Darkness: Christmas Time (Don't Let The Bells End)

Venom: Black Christmas

The Vandals: Oi! To The World

Rancid: Xmas Eve (She Got Up And Left Me)