While Christmas, on the surface, might not seem like a particularly metal holiday, it's more brutal than you'd think. Between Santa Claus likely being modeled after the Norse ruler Odin and Krampus snatching the naughty kids in their sleep and dragging them to hell, Christmas folklore might rival Halloween in badassery. In that spirit, we've compiled a Spotify playlist of some of our favorite hard-hitting Xmas anthems so you can rock out this — and every — Yuletide season.
30 Great Metal Christmas Songs: A Playlist
King Diamond, Type O Negative, Gwar and more get into the yuletide spirit