Christmas is nearing, but that doesn’t mean you only need to listen to upbeat, joyous Christmas cheer every second of the day. For Humbug Day, let’s enjoy some anti-Christmas songs.
Be warned that some of these holiday humbug days anti-Christmas songs have some profanity and mature themes.
Fun Fact: Did you know that most countries turn up holiday tunes by the end of November? Thanks to Christmas music research by Spotify, we know when to expect the holiday tunes to start. You’ve been warned.
Why is there so much holiday music for Christmas?
It’s once again that time of year. All I Want for Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey, “Last Christmas” by Wham!, “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas” by Michael Bublé, “Santa Tell Me “By Ariana Grande, and “Mistletoe” by Justin Bieber are a few of the most popular Christmas songs in both Canada and the United States.
“You either love them, or you hate them: With Christmas songs, there is no in-between,” comments Statista writer Florian Zandt. Not everyone gets into the holiday cheer by singing carols. Some folks need something different. Some folks would rather listen to anything else.
You are aware of it. We are aware of it. Kids pick it up. Everyone acknowledges that Christmas has a monopoly on festive music. Michael Buble doesn’t perform any songs about offering thanks during Thanksgiving. During the Labor Day long weekend, Mariah Carey is not selling records.
When interviewing our guest writer and a cover artist, we asked about the reasons behind the popularity of Christmas music over other holidays.
“Honestly, I’m not sure I’ve heard any Thanksgiving songs. There are songs for Halloween, but the quantity is minor compared to the options for Christmas. I tend to avoid primarily religious-themed songs, so that is all there is for Easter. I think the secular and child-friendly element of many Christmas tunes makes them popular,” Jason answers.
If you’re ready for Christmas music that’s not quite Christmas music, then read on! Christmas music for days for hours on end. Let’s break the cycle. Here’s a playlist of our favourite anti-Christmas songs for your listening pleasure.
“Hallelujah” By No Resolve, Originally By Leonard Cohen
“Don’t Shoot Me Santa” By The Killers
“Dear Santa (Bring Me A Man This Christmas) Cover” By Alaska, Courtney Act & Willam Originally By The Weather Girls
And our holiday favourite – Set It Off’s Christmas melody, “This Christmas (I’ll Burn It To The Ground),” is our primary writer’s, Dylanna Fisher’s favourite Christmas tune. Very humbug if you ask me.
Happy Humbug Day!!
Want more wonderful anti-seasonal music? To kick off the anti-holiday celebration, check out these incredible tunes!