The Georgia Straight musical advent calendar for Christmas 2018—Day 14: Heavy-metal and hard-rock edition
Christmas and heavy metal make for an uneasy mix. After all, metalheads don't exactly have a reputation for religious reverence.
But there are definitely some seasonally appropriate songs you can bang your head to. Twisted Sister, Helix, Rob Halford (Judas Priest), and a few others have even put out full-length Christmas albums. And then there's Trans-Siberian Orchestra, which may or may not count as metal, but we'll give them a nod simply because the band is composed of moonlighting members of Savatage.
Anyhow, here are a few tunes to get you moshin' around the Christmas tree.
There's no video for this one, but it so epically over-the-top that I had to include it: