Christmas songs: These stars place variety under the tree

  • The Killers - 'Christmas in LA'

  • The band from the gambler metropolis is a true Christmas band. As early as 2006, they started to bring out a Christmas song on a regular basis.

  • Hurts – 'All I Want For Christmas Is New Year’s Day'

  • According to the British synthpop duo, this song is about the worst Christmas of their lives.

  • Coldplay – 'Christmas Lights'

  • After the guys from Coldplay recorded the Christmas song 'Do They Know It’s Christmas’ with Band Aid 20, they went on to write their own Xmas hit in 2010.

  • Jack White - 'Christmas Time will Soon be Over'

  • The former White Stripes frontman recorded the Christmassy folk song for the soundtrack of the Hollywood flick 'Cold Mountain’.

  • She & Him – 'The Christmas Waltz'

  • New Girl star Zooey Deschanel (33) is not just an actress, but also a passionate musician. In 2011, she recorded an entire Christmas album with her band She & Him.

  • Blink 182 – 'Won't Be Home For Christmas'

  • With this song, the punk rockers let you dream of Christmas in the California sunshine.

  • Run DMC – 'Christmas in Hollis'

  • Run DMC are considered true Rap pioneers and in 'Christmas in Hollis’, they used samples from many different Christmas classics, such as 'Joy to The World'.

  • Snow Patrol - 'When I Get Home for Christmas'

  • With their emotional songs, such as 'Chasing Cars’, these Brits were predestined to compose a Christmas song.

  • Jack Johnson - 'Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer'

  • Jack Johnson is usually associated with summer and sand. His cover version of this Christmas classic proves that he can turn his hand to anything.

  • Sufjan Stevens - 'That Was The Worst Christmas Ever'

  • Singer/songwriter Sufjan Stevens has already brought out two Christmas albums and really managed to win over the music critics.

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    Our Top 10 list shows you an alternative to “Last Christmas” and “Jingle Bells”.

    Each year in November, it’s that time again: The Christmas hit “Last Christmas” from Wham! is played on the radio for the first time. From that moment, all the way until the end of the festive season, we are bombarded with the same songs. While Christmas shopping in the high street, in the TV adverts, during Christmas dinner with the family – we hear the same tired numbers everywhere.

    Yet the traditional Christmas songs are not all there is. Alternative bands and artists, such as Coldplay or The Killers, have given us countless Xmas songs and new interpretations. We have put together a Top 10 list of the best alternative Christmas songs for you.

    Tuesday, 24. December 2013