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Happy Fangs wish you a punk-rock Christmas with an exclusive playlist

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Happy Fangs
Karina Ordell

Behind the grunged-up, Bikini-Kill-via-classic-rock racket of their debut LP Capricorn (due out Jan. 27), the three members of San Francisco’s Happy Fangs have a surprising amount of holiday spirit. Recently they released two songs about Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Halloween, which they’ve handily included in a playlist that highlights the strange relationship between punks and the pretty much least punk holiday of the year.

Happy Fangs – “All I Want For Christmas is Halloween”

“We wrote this song as an homage to our real favorite holiday.”

Lemmy Kilmister, Billy Gibbons & Dave Grohl – “Run Run Rudolph”

“Lemmy. Lemmy singing a Chuck Berry song. Lemmy singing a Chuck Berry song about Rudolph. We’re going to stop trying to explain how amazing this is now. Lemmy.”

The Ramones – “Merry Christmas ( I Don’t Wanna Fight Tonight)”

“This one is a classic. Forget Dean Martin, the Ramones are a holiday must.”

Snap-Her – “I Hate Christmas”

“Break out your red and green bondage paints, practice your pogo and tell us how you really feel about the holidays.”

The Kinks – “Father Christmas”

“The Kinks aren’t punk rock you say? Let me finish this egg nog and we can take this conversation outside.”

The Misfits – “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch”

“In our opinion, the Misfits stopped when that Glenn guy left the band. We’re going to play dumb and assume this band has nothing to do with that version of the Misfits because this is a really fun cover about the greatest of all holiday curmudgeons.”

Happy Fangs – “Fangsgiving”

“Fangsgiving is about making your own traditions. Make your own damn holiday!”

The Vandals – “I Don’t Believe in Santa Claus”

“The Vandals doing their best Crass impersonation and warning of the dangers when children become corporate slaves from the greed of the jolly old fat man. NOW BUY!!!”

Mojo Nixon – “Christmas, Christmas”

“If you don’t got Mojo Nixon then your holidays could use some fixin’.”

Yo La Tengo – “Toymageddon”

“Great lo-fi diddy about Christmas toys coming to life and attacking back. This is the kind of holiday song we can get behind.”

The Pogues – “Fairytale of New York”

“Another classic. It isn’t December without hearing Shane MacGowen’s slur. Raise a glass and sing along.”

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