Every December when the Trans Siberian Orchestra brings its Christmas show to town, there’s some inevitable scoffing at the thing. A lot of it ends up taking the form of “You know that they’re just a hair band, don’t you?” My response is always, “No shit! Of course they’re a hair band! Why should that matter? We have country Christmas music, and jazz Christmas music, and classical Christmas music, and Celtic Christmas music, and so on. Why shouldn’t the hair bands of the world get to do Christmas music too?”
So in that vein, I searched out some “Heavy metal Christmas music”, and here is a small sampling of what I found. If you ever went through a “Hair Band” phase, this is some fun stuff.