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If you love those great Christmas songs, you should know about the alternative Christmas songs out there, the songs about Christmas that are a little bit different. There are all kinds of great hits out there that are songs about Christmas to check out. Here are a few of the greatest Christmas songs that are out there that aren't the mainstream ones you are used to.

1.                  “A Bizarre Christmas Incident” – Ben Folds Five – Ben Folds Live

If you are looking for songs about Christmas that are fun and different, you need to check out this song by Ben Folds Five, a band that you generally wouldn't expect to put out songs about Christmas. This is a great song that tells a great story and is something that fans of Ben Folds found out about long before the rest of the world did. However, you need to check out this song for that fun take on Christmas songs.

2.                  “Dance 'Till We're High” – The Firemen – Rushes

If you are looking for songs about Christmas, most people aren't thinking about this song by The Firemen. However, this is a song that you should check out. The Firemen is actually a band that was created by Paul McCartney, and while their forty isn't songs about Christmas, they released this great alternative Christmas song a few years ago. This is a great band and you should definitely check out their work to see if it fits you.

3.                  “Santa Clause” - Bob Dylan – Christmas in the Heart

 Bob Dylan is a very unique musician and actually started working on an album of songs about Christmas years ago. People can appreciate Bob Dylan and the Christmas songs that he has put out for many years. Although, he did not actually release the Christmas songs album until 2009, it was still an amazing album that was full of Christmas music and this is a great song that is on this album. Be sure that you are checking out his songs about Christmas on this album and start listening to all of those Christmas songs that you love.

4.                  “My First Christmas (As a Woman)” - The Vandals – Oi To The World

I don't know how much you can say about this Christmas song, it isn't exactly a traditional song about Christmas. But, it is a Christmas song and it is something different. Just be prepared, if you are looking for that happy go lucky song about Christmas, this is not the song for you and you should probably avoid it. If you are looking for that quirky Christmas song, this is the song for you and you should probably buy the whole album.

5.                  “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – Death Cab for Cutie – Maybe This Christmas Tree

Death Cab for Cutie is another band that you don't expect to hear a lot of Christmas songs out of, however this song about Christmas is a great one and is something that Death Cab fans everywhere and other people really can enjoy. This is on their compilation album that they put out in 2004 and has some great vocals. This really is up there for great, alternative songs about Christmas and you should add it your Christmas song play list.

 6.                  “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” - Jack Johnson – This Warm December: A Brushfire Holiday Part 1

Jack Johnson does a great job with traditional Christmas songs and adding a little bit something to them that makes them different. Everyone has heard songs about Christmas like “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” over and over again, but adding that different spin to it makes it more bearable. Be sure to check out this entire album of songs about Christmas and listen to this beautiful remake of classic Christmas songs.

 7.                  “Carol of the Bells” - The Birds and the Bees – The Bird and the Bee

“Carol of the Bells” is arguable one of the most popular Christmas songs that is out there today, everyone knows the classic music of it and it is a great song. You'll love this version done by The Birds and the Bees if you are looking for something that is a bit different. This song is an electronic version that sounds completely different than anything else you are going to hear out there.

 8.                  “Silver Bells” - The Bright Eyes – A Christmas Album

If you are looking at some of the traditional Christmas songs out there, you are probably thinking of “Silver Bells.” This is a great song about Christmas and one that people recognize when they hear it. However, what Bright Eyes does with it is turn it into a great version that people will appreciate. This is a song that you should definitely check out on the list of traditional Christmas songs and check out this alternative version for songs about Christmas.

9.                  “Get Behind Santa” - Sufjan Stevens – Songs for Christmas Vol. 7

Sufjan Stevens is all about putting out songs about Christmas. He has put out over 7 Christmas albums out. This is a great song and is a bit of an alternative spin to Christmas songs. You'll love this song if you are looking for something different and want to see what is else is out there besides those traditional songs. When it comes to songs about Christmas, you want to at least check out this Christmas song, but you should check out the albums too.

 10.              “White Wine in the Sun” - Tim Minchin – Unknown

For most people when they think about songs about Christmas, they don't think about Tim Minchin. Tim Minchin is actually a comedian that has all kinds of great songs and skits that are out there. This is a great Christmas song and one that you should add to your list. You'll love this song and what is out there, be sure that you are taking a look at this song so that you can add it to your alternative Christmas songs collection, it is definitely well worth it and a song that you'll appreciate.