There it comes again! That time of the year when it’s getting cold , when the cities start being covered in light , where everywhere you go you see Santa , Christmas Trees , and ( if you are a kid ) unlimited toys from which you could chose or ( If you are a grown up now , sadly that is me ) unlimited expenses .
But what is Christmas really about? That is right! It is about family and friends and getting together. How else to enjoy each other’s company if not with some great music in the background. What type of music? Christmas music, of course!
What genre? Rock and Roll, no doubt! So, let’s see a top of rock and roll Christmas albums!
Best Rock n Roll Christmas Albums
Let’s start with Bob Dylan and his “Christmas in the heart“ album. Dylan always had as expect the unexpected from him so, here it is: an album with Christmas songs (and a really good one , if I might add ) . You can also buy the vinyl version!
Jimi Hendrix and his “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year”. This was not intended as a Christmas Record but it’s clearly a “must have ” in your Christmas Rock songs playlist!
Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Christmas Time Again “. Run , run , Rudolph is amazing!
I’m sure you’ve heard of that but , on this album you will also find some surprises such as the instrumental versions of ” Classical Christmas ” or “Greensleeves”.
Peter Cetera – “You Just Gotta Love Christmas “. The title of this album says it all! I mean, how can anyone hate this time of the year? Even the grumpy Scrooge came around in the end and you all know how he was!
Reo Speedwagon – “Not So Silent Night “. Silent night, holy … no! It looks like sometimes you don’t want the night to be silent and, to be honest, if you are looking for a good time, why would you ? Songs on this album are traditional but the band imposed its own style over them.
But if you are not a fan of any of those albums, there is always a personal favorite of mine, Gwen Stefani and hers “You make it feel like Christmas ” and if you have someone who gives those lyrics real meaning then you won’t need anything else. Or, at least so I’ve heard!
I hope that you’ve found this article helpful. Happy holidays, everyone!