INDIO, CA - APRIL 17: Musician Angus Young of AC/DC performs onstage during day 1 of the 2015 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival (Weekend 2) at The Empire Polo Club on April 17, 2015 in Indio, California.

Ho, ho, ho, Rat Rock Nation!  Davey Mac here and I’m feeling especially warm and toasty this Holiday Season!  And I’m sure it’s got nothing to the 80-proof eggnog that I’ve been swilling down this morning!

I’m feeling extra happy because Christmas is nearly here!  Yay!  I’ve asked Santa for a large, red, fire engine that he never got me when I asked for it at the age of six.  I haven’t forgotten, Santa.  I want that damn fire engine and I hope my language right there didn’t just land me on the naughty list.

East Side Dave

 

So, to get in the mood for this most wonderful time of year…I’ve decided to make a list.  We’re ranking the top Christmas ROCK songs of all time!  And it’s a good one!  We’ve got a couple of classic holiday rocker tracks from back in the day!

2009 Monte Carlo Rose Ball

MONTE CARLO, MONACO – MARCH 28: Singer Chuck Berry performs during the 2009 Monte Carlo Rock’ N Rose Ball held at The Sporting Monte Carlo on March 28, 2009 in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

 

We’ve got a deep track standout, some modern stuff, and even a tune from the Ramones!  There’s hard rock, a little metal, some classic stuff, and more!  Trust me…this is gonna be the most rocking Christmas ever!

Ramones On Stage

Joey Ramone (1951-2001), singer with US punk band the Ramones, on stage during a live concert performance by the band, with drummer Tommy Ramone in the background behind his drumkit, 1977. The backdrop has the band’s ‘presidential seal’ logo and name.

 

So, turn up your phone, computer, speaker, etc…get the volume cranking…and grab some pumped-up holiday spirit with nine awesome rock songs that’ll turn your holiday up to 11.  Enjoy!  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from everyone here at 95.9 The Rat!  Santa is almost here!  Hope you’ve been good this year! Try and think of some of your favorite Christmas Rock Songs also.  Now on to the list!

Little Dave and Santa

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  • 9.) "Mistress For Christmas" by AC/DC

    Let’s get this list off to a metal start with this excellent AC/DC track.

  • 8.) "Blue Christmas" by Elvis Presley

    It simply ain’t Christmas without this song and a whiskey on the rocks.

  • 7.) "Don't Believe In Christmas" by Pearl Jam

    Rare track by Pearl Jam that was given to their fan club as a Christmas gift…this tune rocks.

  • 6.) "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" by Bruce Springsteen

    Bruce’s exciting and festive interpretation of this song remains a classic.

  • 5.) "Christmastime" by the Smashing Pumpkins

    As seen on The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, this wonderful track from Billy Corgan is fantastic.

  • 4.) "Run Rudolph Run" by Chuck Berry

    We’re going back aways again with one of the innovators of the electric guitar itself, Chuck Berry, and his excellent Christmas classic.

  • 3.) "Christmas All Over Again" by Tom Petty

    Love the usage of this song in Home Alone 2…it’s become a personal favorite of mine since Tom’s passing.

  • 2.) "Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight Tonight)" by the Ramones

    Christmas as only the Ramones can sing it.  Just a great track.

  • 1.) "Do They Know It's Christmas?" by Band Aid

    A ton of musicians from the ’80’s combine forces to release this Christmas classic for charity.

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