Sick of Christmas? We’ve got the playlist for you (Picture: Rex)
Because let’s face it, while there’s a lot to love about Christmas, you’re lying if there isn’t a couple of downsides to it – including the annual fight, maybe breaking up with a boyfriend/girlfriend, or generally just not getting into the festive spirit.
So, we at Metro.co.uk want to make sure those not quite feeling the holiday season don’t feel left out, with the anti-Christmas jams that you can play to your heart’s content.
Embrace your inner Scrooge, folks! Why the hell not?!
Here’s some of the best Christmas tracks for people who don’t actually like Christmas.
(Warning: Some of these may contain swearing.)
Merry Christmas (I Think I Hate You) – Paloma Faith and Josh Weller
A bit of a throwback for Paloma Faith, who alongside Josh Weller performed a song dedicated to breaking up with your other half in the midst of the holidays.
Naturally, things soon descend into chaos as the split gets bitter, uncovering everything that was wrong with their relationship up until this point.
And it’s all done to such a catchy tune as well!
Yule Shoot Your Eye Out – Fall Out Boy
Yule Shoot Your Eye Out is dedicated to the people trying to get over that one person they never really had in the first place.
Celebrating the end of a romance, the bitter sing-song has singer Patrick Stump declare he doesn’t want his loved one back, and praying she’s miserable without him.
Ah, young love.
It’s Not Christmas Til Somebody Cries – Carly Rae Jepsen
The newest addition to our list, Carly Rae has delivered the ultimate dedication to the biggest family tradition – having a fight.
Whether it’s talking politics, feeding vegans fish and the family kids questioning how Santa works.
There’ll be something for you to relate to in this, we guarantee.
I Won’t Be Home For Christmas – Blink 182
You’ve got to give it to Blink-182, they know how to paint a very clear story through their songs.
I Won’t Be Home For Christmas sees a man ruin his and his girlfriend’s holiday season by being driven to violence by carol singers.
‘So I stand with a dead smile on my face // Wondering how much of my time they’ll waste // Oh god, I hate these Satan’s helpers,’ Mark Hoppus sings.
He eventually gets arrested after chasing them down the street with a baseball bat.
December Is For Cynics – The Matches
December Is For Cynics is dedicated to those who think they’re too cool for Christmas and therefore embrace their complete inner hipster.
Mocking those wearing jumpers while wearing sunglasses in the middle of winter, The Matches pitch the idea of listening to vinyls, ordering take out and hibernating away from the cold instead.
Which actually doesn’t sounds that bad, if the people they were singing about weren’t so insufferably smug about it.
The Night Santa Went Crazy – Weird Al Yankovic
This song is just plain bonkers really – with Santa Claus cracking under the pressure of getting all the presents out and instead going ‘Full Rambo’ in his Grotto.
Like, dang, Santa, you need to chill out a little.
Traumatising the reindeers and the family, Weird Al declares: ‘Vixen’s in therapy, and Donner’s still nervous.
‘And the elves all got jobs working for the postal service.’
Merry Christmas, Kiss My A** – All Time Low
Another song about a bitter break-up, this one is a punk-rock jam celebrating the end of a year long relationship and pretending to be over it (when you’re clearly not.)
Being on the wrong end of a break-up is never fun, but at least if you’re breaking up with someone you know it’s at least going to happen.
But to be blindsided and dumped at Christmas?! That’s just cold, man.
So All Time Low have created a track to fully embrace that feeling – basically, you can kiss their a**.
And typically, it’s a certified banger.