December 20, 2014

Five Christmas Songs for People Who Hate Christmas Songs

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There are two problems with Christmas music: It's usually very sappy and you wind up hearing the same songs over and over again. If you like loud music, it's even harder to enjoy. Here are some metal and punk rock songs for your Christmas playlist.

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