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hmv.com presents... The 100 Greatest Christmas Songs: #100 - #91
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hmv.com presents... The 100 Greatest Christmas Songs: #100 - #91

Over the next 10 days, hmv.com is going to counting down the 100 greatest Christmas songs ever released. Today, we kick things off with numbers #100 all the way through to #91.

(You can find each track in our digital store by clicking on the title).

 

100. My Chemical Romance – 'All I Want For Christmas Is You'

Our countdown with the misfit rockers visceral take on Mariah Carey’s festive classic. It’s messy, driving and, like everything else in My Chemical Romance’s career, supremely heartfelt.

 

99. Insane Clown Posse – 'Santa Is A Fat B***h'

Christmas is a time for family and giving back, but also for comedy, which is what controversial rappers Insane Clown Posse always bring. It’s definitely the only Christmas song that kicks off with the lyric ‘Santa Claus. Suck My B***s’…”

 

98. Twisted Sister – 'O Come All Ye Faithful'

The hair metal veterans blast through this classic hymn with their typical sneer and raw energy. It’s the finest cut from their very own Christmas album, which is of course titled A Twisted Christmas…

 

97. Bob Dylan – 'Must Be Santa Claus'

Dylan’s 2009 Christmas album Christmas In The Heart is a bizarre listen, but a very fun one. This tune, a kind of jaunty Irish jig, is one of the album’s best moments.

 

96. Fountains Of Wayne – 'I Want An Alien For Christmas'

The creators of ‘Stacy’s Mom’ were never going to write an ordinary Christmas song were they?

 

95. Thurl Ravenscroft – 'You’re A Mean One Mr Grinch'

Taken from the classic Dr Seuss cartoon special How The Grinch Stole Christmas, this is just as charming as the day it first appeared. Full of Seuss’s trademark wackiness, mixed with a real sweetness.

 

 

94. Nat King Cole – 'Christmas Song'

A swirl of strings and Cole’s smooth as silk voice go together perfectly for this Christmas classic.

 

93. Type O Negative – 'Red Water (Christmas Mourning)'

The godfathers of gloom deliver a typically spooky tune, complete with haunting electronics and a decidedly sombre tone. You’d expect nothing less.

 

92. Gruff Rhys – 'Post Apocalypse Christmas'

Given this is taken from his Atheist EP, you’d expect sometime Super Furry Animals’ frontman Gruff Rhys to have a unique take on the festive season. The song itself is surprisingly jaunty and whimsical, if lyrically rather dark…

 

91. Bob Seger – 'Sock It To Me Santa'

The folk-rock troubadour’s Christmas anthem mashes together rousing soul with rootsy rock and roll, it’s a right good-time, thigh slapper of a Christmas tune..

 

Check back tomorrow for Numbers #90 - #81

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