Christmas Past: Top 10 Christmas Movie Soundtracks

Categories: Holidaze

While we celebrate the holidays, Rocks Off is resurrecting a few of our best Christmas-themed blogs from the past few years. (Wait... resurrecting is Easter. Never mind.) This blog originally appeared December 14, 2010.

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No doubt you have all been chin-deep in Christmas movies since you undid your belt on Thanksgiving evening. Rocks Off made sure to steal a copy of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation from our folks' house before the calendar even hit December.

Unlike other blogs, we don't hate all Christmas music. It reminds us of family and being young, before people started dying all around us. We admit most of it sucks, but it's the gems we stick around for. Like the barking dogs and the one about the hit-and-run slaying of a grandmother by an illegal from the North Pole.

Christmas movies have some of the best collections of Christmas music you can find. Most of the time it seems they spend more money on the music than the script. Out of the ten movies on this list, there are really only three or so we could watch in the dead of summer.

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10. Bad Santa
Andy Williams, Bing Crosby, and Ricky Nelson helped soundtrack the best Christmas movie to feature Santa screwing a fat lady in a dressing room, and bloody autistic children making gifts.

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9. Elf
Zooey Deschanel makes her vocal debut with Leon Redbone on "Baby It's Cold Outside" with a voice almost as pretty as she is. Jim Reeves' "Jingle Bells" is a nice surprise too.

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8. This Christmas
This R&B-heavy holiday soundtrack for the Mekhi Phifer and Regina King vehicle featured pop star and cast member Chris Brown singing "Try a Little Tenderness," which is funnier than it should be.

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