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15 Bands You Didn't Know Have Original Christmas Songs

Because there just aren't enough Mariah Carey songs to get you through the holiday season.

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1. Jimmy Eat World

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Coming off their third album, Clarity, "12.23.95" is Jimmy Eat World's only original Christmas song. However, these men are no strangers to spreading holiday cheer. They released a two song EP of Christmas covers in 2004.

2. Smashing Pumpkins

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Probably the most festive number on the list, let the Pumpkins ease you into the holiday spirit with "Christmastime".

3. Pearl Jam

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What is the holiday season for if not to prove that human hibernation is physically possible? Eddie says it best with "Let Me Sleep (It's Christmas Time)".

4. New Found Glory

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Giving meaning to 'X-mas'...with "Ex-Miss".

6. The Used

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For anyone who finds him or herself "Alone This Holiday".

7. Linkin Park

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Not to be mistaken with the Kelly Clarkson album of the same name, "My December" was released on the deluxe version of the band's very first album, Hybrid Theory.

8. Taking Back Sunday

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Honorable mention to TBS's unique spin on "The 12 Days of Christmas"...and any Christmas cover that mentions Danny Bonaduce for that matter...but this post is all about originals, so here's "Merry Christmas I Missed You So Much".

9. The Ramones

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If your family is anything like mine, "I Wanna Be Sedated" is probably a more accurate depiction of the holidays, but for everyone else, here's "Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight Tonight)".

10. Blink-182

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Why let the holidays bring out the child in you when they can bring out the angsty teen? Go ahead and tell those pesky parents you "Won't Be Home For Christmas".

11. Death Cab For Cutie

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Would you believe "The New Year" comes off of Death Cab For Cutie's most acclaimed album, Transatlanticism? Not bad for a song about the holidays.

12. The Flaming Lips

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Now here's a band that actually has TWO original Christmas compositions. "A Change At Christmas (Say It Isn't So)" and "Christmas At the Zoo".

13. Third Eye Blind

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Were you aware that there is a Christmas series of the infamous Now! compilation CDs? Well NOW [dad joke], you are. "One of Those Christmas Days" is on the fourth volume.

14. AC/DC

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"Mistress for Christmas" is essentially the heavy rocker's "Santa Baby".

15. Corey Taylor

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Okay, so Corey Taylor in himself may not be a band, but this is the closest we're ever going to get to a Slipknot Christmas song, so he obviously makes the list with "X-M@$".

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