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We know Christmas songs are not always everyone’s favorite, but when these classics are in the hands of our favorite rockers, it’s difficult not to get into the holiday spirit.

Since today is the first day of December, here are six Christmas covers you should blast right now.


Small Town Titans – “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch”

The trio from York, Pa. may have recorded the most menacing cover of this track we’ve ever heard. (Bonus points to drummer Johnny Ross for his Paul Heyman t-shirt. For that alone, you’ve made our “Nice” list.)

Small Town Titans - "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" - Official Live Studio Performance Video

Small Town Titans decided to do something different for the holidays this year, so we arranged a dark, bluesy, sinister version of "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch", captured live in the studio with this video. We're very happy with the result! Happy Holidays! - STT Get a download of this song now at


August Burns Red – “Last Christmas”

Who knew this Wham! Christmas classic could kick so much ass?

August Burns Red - Last Christmas

"Last Christmas" will be available tonight at 9pm PT on Apple Music. Stay connected: Video by: John Howe

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.