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    Updated on Aug 31, 2020. Posted on Dec 7, 2015

    18 Pop-Punk Holiday Songs Only True Emo Kids Will Appreciate

    ♫ Merry Christmas, kiss my ass. ♫

    1. "All I Want For Christmas Is You" - My Chemical Romance

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    Everyone says Mariah's version is better, but, like, if you've ever loved emo or pop-punk, you're a bit more biased toward this one.

    2. "Won't Be Home For Christmas" - Blink 182

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    This is basically every single early Blink song, but with a ~holiday twist~. There's no wrong time to listen to Mark sing, so it's a win-win, really.

    3. "Yule Shoot Your Eye Out" - Fall Out Boy

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    All of FOB's stuff is actual gold, but they get lots of points for not just doing a Christmas cover, and instead writing a totally 2005 pop-punk tune that refers to A Christmas Story in its title. Slay, boys.

    4. "White Christmas" - Panic! At The Disco

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    This version of one of the most classic songs of the season is SO GOOD. It has everything: Harmonies, a bit of an acapella feel, and Brendon Urie, obv. The only downside? It's way too short.

    5. "Merry Christmas, Kiss My Ass" - All Time Low

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    Ah, classic Gaskarth. A Christmas song is no problem for the guys of ATL, but of course, there has to be an underlying pissed-off-ness to the whole thing, and lots of swearing. Bless them.

    6. "Right Where You Want Me To Be" - A Day To Remember

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    The video is WAY more Christmas-y than the song itself — the holidays are only mentioned a few times — but the colors, plus the band dressing up like Santa, are sure to bring some damn cheer into your life.

    7. "Last Christmas" - Jimmy Eat World

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    Nothing will ever come close to Wham!'s original version of this tune, but damn it, if Jim Adkin's voice doesn't make the song a little better.

    8. "Ho Ho Hopefully" - The Maine

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    Even the title of this song SCREAMS "emotion and longing." So. Fucking. Pop-Punk.

    9. "Don't Shoot Me Santa" - The Killers

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    Brandon Flowers cries out to Santa Claus in the most sexy, desperate of ways. This might be their best work yet.

    10. "30 Days" - Nevershoutnever

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    Cristofer Drew lured you in when you were 12, and timidly sang this song about Christmas and love. And you'll NEVER forget it.

    11. "My Christmas List" - Simple Plan

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    Pierre and the boys making fun of consumerism is the actual definition of a pop-punk Christmas, so, here you go.

    12. "This Christmas" - The Summer Set

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    This song would pair perfectly with some flippy emo kid hair under a Santa hat. Who knew you needed this? We did. Listen.

    13. "Merry Christmas, I Missed You So" - Taking Back Sunday

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    Adam Lazzara pulls you in by the throat and is like, here, I brought my guitar and wrote this cute holiday song, wanna listen? And you're like, "fucking absolutely." Give it a try.

    14. "Christmas By The Phone" - Good Charlotte

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    A sad holiday tune with some Madden brother singing sprinkled on top is a solid choice for sitting by the fire with some eggnog. Turn it up.

    15. "Do You Hear What I Hear?" - William Beckett

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    Our TAI fave turns this adorable wintery song into something swoon-worthy. Sing your heart out, William, bby.

    16. "O Holy Night" - Brand New

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    Now this song is already very somber and relaxing, but Jesse Lacey's voice gives it a haunting feel, to the point where it's almost kind of scary.

    17. "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" - Bowling For Soup

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    These guys bring a seriously whimsical feel to this classic innocence-lost Christmas song. Very "1985"-meets-Santa Claus.

    18. "Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays" - Issues

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    This is weirdly upbeat for emo standards, BUT when you consider that this is an NSYNC cover, it gives the song a whole new cheery feel. If you were a kid in the '90s and then obv a teen in the '00s, this is the perfect combination of pop and screamo.