Off Beat Christmas Music to Mix Things Up!

We all know and love the classic Christmas tunes. What’s not to love about Andy Williams, Rosemary Clooney, Percy Faith, etc., etc., etc. Of course, we love those. But we also get so tired of hearing them!! And, the 5 million remakes by pop stars and other media sensations help to refresh them but still leave us wishing for something to really make Christmas music different. Well, we went on a mission to find the most off beat Christmas music to mix up your holiday playlist and man did we EVER. Yes! Your holiday playlist will never be the same. You can mix in some same-y-ness if you’d like (tradition is lovely afterall) but you will appreciate when you hear that bass drop or that weird swirly luau harpy thing that sounds broken. Oh yes, Christmas music…it’s time for you to take a journey to the other side of town. To the side where things aren’t quite the way they seem in a Hallmark movie or a holiday catalog. This is where Christmas music gets real and weird and finally uniquely wonderful.

Here’s our whole playlist of off beat Christmas music to mix things up:

This is not your mama’s Christmas music. Or, if it is, please introduce us!!

And, here is a link to each individual album:

Build your own Spotify playlist of your favorite albums and tracks from this list. Your family will thank you and your holidays will never be the same. Just try to get tired of these!

Quad City DJ’s – All Star Christmas

Get low, turn up the bass and get ready to shake your booty FOR REAL. This is a holiday shakedown you won’t want to miss playing in the final hours of your Christmas party.

Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas Album

Nothing a like a BBQ and a hole in the washtub to get your in the holiday spirit…muppet style!

The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album

Who doesn’t love the Beach Boys? We don’t want to know.

It’s a Holiday Soul Party

Funky, honest and awesome. This will be a family favorite forever.

The Classic Christmas ’80s Album

The 80s were awesome. Christmas is awesome. A match made in heaven.

The Merriest of Christmas Pops

Enter the space-age bachelor pad version of holiday music

Ultra-Lounge Christmas Cocktails

Swing and sway through fun, and a little boozy renditions of holiday classics and more

The Ventures’ Christmas Album

Surf guitar your holidays away…

A Christmas Together – John Denver & The Muppets

The Muppets know how to throw a party,and we all love it when Animal gets in the holiday spirit. Oh yeah, and John Denver makes it feel more wholesome.

A Very Special Christmas

AIDs benefit holiday album with a pop royalty cast

Ultra-Lounge/Christmas Cocktails Volume 2

In case you’re dying for more jazzy holiday weirdness!

What off-beat holiday albums make your holidays happier each year? Please share! We are always on the lookout for more unique music to make Christmas music a little less repetitive and a little more memorable.

Happy holidays!

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