If you’re a nerd like me, then preparing the ultimate nerdy Christmas is a priority in your household. After you’ve created your Die Hard Christmas ornaments and synchronized your Christmas lights to Slayer songs, don’t forget to build a geeky Christmas playlist!
So you finished putting up the tree, wrapped the presents, and the family is coming over to invade your home. What’s next? How about building a geeky Christmas playlist while everyone enjoys your homemade fruitcake? But what songs should you put on this Christmas playlist? Well, let me help you out. Here’s my list of super nerdy Christmas playlist songs!
1Wreck The Halls
Bob Rivers Twisted Christmas has been a staple in Geeky music for years. You might know him best with the song “I am Santa Claus” – a Parody of “I am Iron Man“. Twisted Christmas put out 3 albums of holiday music, such as “Walking around in Women’s Underwear” and “I’ll be Stoned for Christmas”.
2Jingle Bell Rock
A staple in any Christmas collection, Jingle Bell Rock is one of my favorites. It’s one of those songs that you just grab the kid’s hands and do some major dancing! It’s also a great song to pick up your holiday workout pace a little.
3Christmas in Capetown – Randy Newman
Randy Newman is one of those staples in music you should consume whenever you hear his voice. Still, a man and a piano. While you’re at it, pick up some Billy Joel Christmas songs, too!
4Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer – Dr. Elmo
You can say there’s no such thing as Santa, but as for me and grandpa, we believe. It’s a story about how Grandma left the house on Christmas eve. The next morning, they found her with reindeer hooves and claw marks. Of course, if you want a more up-tempo version, check out this rendition.
5The Night Santa Went Crazy – Weird Al Yankovic
Can’t have a Geeky song list without the master of parody, Weird Al. This is a song about how Santa realized he was “getting the raw deal”. Santa went postal. It’s kinda like Die Hard for a Santa Claus.
6Heat Miser Song
Those stop motion video shows have been a staple in Holiday TV shows. One of the songs I sing all the time is the Heat Miser song. It’s from “The Year Without a Santa Claus”. There was a Snow Miser song, but this was the funnier song.
7Do They Know It’s Christmas – Band-Aid
Gotta be a little conscious of others this holiday season, right? In 1984, a group of musicians got together to sing a song to help people in Ethiopia. Phil Collins, Boy George, Bono, George Michael, Duran Duran, and many other artists came together to sing this song. It became the number one holiday song that year.
8Carol Of The Bells – Trans Siberian Orchestra
What collection wouldn’t be complete without some Trans-Siberian Orchestra? Of course, the show hits my town around October, so you really cannot get in the festive mood. But on Christmas eve, you better have some of that, or Mannheim Steamroller in the player so I can rock out the proper way.
912 Days of Christmas – Bob And Doug
The boys up north with their Tukes and beer sing a beloved 12 days of Christmas, eh. By the way, a Tuke is a winter cap. So fry up some back-bacon and get a couple of jelly doughnuts for this song!
10Santa Claus is Coming to Town – Bruce Springsteen
I used to sing this song at Karaoke every holiday season. The song that gives Clarence a new saxophone. The low voice singing “You better be good for goodness sake”. Only the Boss can make this song rock. A sad note on this song, Saxophone player Clarence Clemons passed away on June 18, 2011, so this will be the first Christmas without his famous Sax playing warming our hearts.
11Island of Misfit Toys
In Rudolph’s stop motion show, the song Island of Misfit Toys was a sad, yet fulfilling song. A polka dot elephant, a jack in the box named Charlie and a bunch of toys with different flaws. Another great song for the kids.
12Santa Dog – The Residents
If you’ve ever experienced music by The Residents before, then you know this should be in your collection. A very obscure hodgepodge of sounds put together to create this song. It came out in 1972 on the album titled “Fire”.
13I Wanna A Hippopotamus For Christmas
Another Kids favorite, it’s a song about how a kid wants a Hippo for Christmas. I personally want the Hungry Hungry Hippos. But for them, only a Hippopotamus will do.
14Santa Baby – Eartha Kitt
Many have performed this song since, including Taylor Swift. But it was Eartha Kitt who made this song sexy and sultry.
15The Elves’ Xmas Song – Futurama
I’m not a big Futurama fan, but the music was pretty cool. So for those of you who are Futurama fans, then you might want to put this song into your list.
16You’re a Mean One, Mister Grinch
The Grinch Who Stole Christmas is another holiday song that I seem to like to get into. Maybe I’m warped that way. Still, this is a song that gets stuck in my head and I just have to sing it aloud. For a more updated version, check out VersaEmerge singing the song.
17Rusty Chevrolet – Da Yoopers
A song for you Yoopers out there. Da Yoopers are famous for the song “Thirty Point Buck”, but their holiday song “Rusty Chevrolet” was a favorite, too. At least the radio is OK.
18Christmas in Prison – John Prine
If you don’t know who John Prine is, you should go exchange your presents for coal. The man is just as much a legend as Bob Dylan (IMHO). Of course, you might know him better for the song “Angel From Montgomery”. Still, this is a great folk song about how he spent Christmas in Prison.
19The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late) – The Chipmunks
Christmas, Christmas time is near. How many of you sang that in a high-pitched voice? That is the magic of the Chipmunks. Not the movie franchise that is being played right now, but the old albums with David Seville. Okay!
20Feliz Navidad – Jose Feliciano
This is the quintessential holiday song. I never will get tired of this song. It makes me think I’ll spend Christmas on a warm tropical island one of these years.
21Hanukkah Song – Adam Sandler
Of course, it’s not a Christmas song per-say, but we have to make one exception for Adam Sandler. So go tell Veronica, it’s time for Hanukkah. I hope I get a harmonica.
Nerdy Christmas Playlist Songs