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    29 Non-Traditional Holiday Songs That Won't Drive You Insane

    No carols, only bops.

    1. "Underneath the Tree" — Kelly Clarkson

    Kelly Clarkson singing in a formal red dress as snow falls around her

    2. "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" by Darlene Love

    Darlene Love sings in front of a microphone wearing a red and white patterned top

    3. "Ribbons and Bows" by Kacey Musgraves

    Kacey Musgraves dances in front of a cheering crowd in a room decorated for Christmas

    4. "A Christmas Duel" by The Hives and Cyndi Lauper

    Cover of the single for "A Christmas Duel" by The Hives and Cydni Lauper

    5. "Christmas in Hollis" by Run DMC

    Run DMC perform in a room decorated for Christmas

    6. "Don't Shoot Me Santa" by The Killers

    Brandon Flowers sings in the backseat of a convertible with tinsel wrapped around his body

    7. "Fairytale of New York" by The Pogues

    Black and White still from the "Fairytale of New York" music video; Shane MacGowan  sings at at a piano, wearing sunglasses and a suit

    8. "White Wine in the Sun" by Tim Minchin

    Time Minchin smiles while singing into a microphone

    9. "Let It Snow" by Boyz II Men

    Boyz II Men wear matching Christmas cardigans and sing while sitting around a table in front of a bookshelf

    10. "Someday at Christmas" by Stevie Wonder

    Stevie Wonder sits in a room decorated for Christmas

    11. "That's Christmas To Me" by Pentatonix

    Pentatonix sit in a room decorated for Christmas, with a tree and presents off to the side

    12. "Christmas Time (Don't Let The Bells End)" by The Darkness

    Justin Hawks sings in front of a fire

    13. "California Christmastime" by the Crazy Ex-Girlfriend cast

    Darryl and Carol from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend wear Christmas sweaters and look into the camera while a woman with curly hair and a henna tattoo on her chest looks down

    14. "Santa Tell Me" by Ariana Grande

    Ariana Grande dances in a dark room while wearing a Christmas sweater and sparkly reindeer antlers

    15. "Christmas in Harlem" by Kanye West featuring Cyhi Da Prynce and Teyana Taylor

    Single cover of "Christmas in Harlem" featuring the text: "Christmas in Harlem" Kanye West, Cyhi Da Prynce, Teyana Taylor

    16. "Santa Baby" by Eartha Kitt

    Earth Kitt stands in front of a red striped wall wrapped in fur with her shoulders exposed

    17. "Blue Christmas" by Elvis Presley

    A sweaty Elvis Presley wears a black leather jacket and sings into a microphone

    18. "Please Come Home For Christmas" by Eagles

    Single cover for "Please Come Home For Christmas" by Eagles featuring a group of people sitting around a pool in swimsuits

    19. "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" by Judy Garland

    Close up of Judy Garland in Meet Me In St Louis

    20. "2000 Miles" by The Pretenders

    Chriss Hynde wearing a dark bonnet with fake snow on her head and shoulders

    21. "How To Make Gravy" by Paul Kelly

    Paul Kelly playing a guitar and singing into a microphone while standing on a rooftop, with a guitarist standing behind him

    22. "River" by Joni Mitchell

    Black and white image of Joni Mitchell ice skating

    23. "Mistletoe" by Justin Bieber

    Justin Bieber wearing a jacket and standing in front of a lantern in the snow

    24. "Last Christmas" by Wham!

    George Michael stares intently at someone over a wine glass; in front of him a man and a woman carry on a conversation

    25. "Merry Christmas Baby" by Otis Redding

    Record cover of "Merry Christmas Baby" by Otis Redding, featuring an image of Otis Redding in the middle of a star

    26. "Snowman" by Sia

    Claymation image of a girl with two snowmen

    27. "Baby, It's Cold Outside" by the Glee cast

    Kurt and Blaine from Glee wearing school uniforms and singing together

    28. "What Christmas Means To Me" by John Legend and Stevie Wonder

    Cover of "A Legendary Christmas" album by John Legend featuring John Legend wearing a Santa hat

    29. "All I Want For Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey

    Mariah Carey wears a red outfit with fluffy white trim and bends down next to a reindeer

    Like this list? Here's a Spotify playlist for your listening pleasure: