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What We Want for Christmas From Rock’s Biggest Bands

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With the holiday season in full swing, we've decided to embrace our inner child and draw up a "Dear Santa" list detailing everything we want for Christmas from rock's biggest bands. Basically, it's an extremely nerdy string of mostly polite, sometimes obscure demands that shows what would happen if we were ever put in charge of deciding what classic-rock legends should do with their careers

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Motley Crue’s ‘Kickstart My Heart’ Powers Awesome Christmas Lights Display

Motley Crue Christmas Lights
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A dazzlingly impressive Christmas lights display set to Motley Crue's 'Kickstart My Heart' has been getting lots of attention on the internet thanks to a Facebook post by the band's Nikki Sixx.

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Top 10 Christmas Songs

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The top Christmas songs help make the holidays one of the most wonderful times of year to be a fan of classic rock. We're sure you're all aware that radio stations and retail outlets start overplaying the traditional songs of the season weeks before Thanksgiving

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Worst Christmas Songs

Worst Christmas Songs
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For every 'Father Christmas' or 'Happy Xmas (War Is Over)' that shows up on a best-Christmas-songs list, there's an awful tune or two (or three) to counter it. Maybe you're stuck in a line at the mall that never seems to move, or maybe you're just plum out of holiday joy as we zero in on this year's celebration

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Watch Kiss Sing ‘White Christmas’

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Nothing says "Merry Christmas" quite like Jewish rock stars singing a Bing Crosby tune on stage to a deafening arena audience -- or so the members of Kiss apparently thought when they performed the holiday classic on Dec. 19, 1987 in New Haven, Conn.

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Hear Lemmy from Motorhead Perform ‘Run Rudolph Run’

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Even the hardest rock and rollers can get into the Christmas spirit, as witnessed by this dangerous cover of 'Run Rudolph Run' from the legendary Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead, with help from Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top and drummer Dave Grohl of Nirvana and Foo Fighters fame.

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Watch Steven Tyler Sing ‘Santa Claus Is Coming to Town’

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We all know that Aerosmith's Steven Tyler loves the camera, and his stint on 'American Idol' gave us a close-up look at his outrageous personality on full display. But long before he started coming up with humorous and interesting critiques, Tyler was perhaps a little less choosy in how he made it onto television. For instance, check out his 2002 appearance on the Hilary Duff Disney Channel series 'Lizzie McGuire.'

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Top 5 AC/DC Christmas Lights Displays

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Outdoor Christmas lights displays synchronized to rock 'n' roll have been popular since an enterprising electrical engineer in Mason, Ohio, hooked up thousands of them outside his house and set them to the tune 'Wizards in Winter' by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra

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Beatles Christmas Song Battle – Readers’ Poll

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Former Beatles Paul McCartney and John Lennon have been pitted against each other in the press many times since the band split up, and even though it's not really in the holiday spirit, we're going to do it again with a very special holiday-themed Christmas song readers' poll.

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ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons Reveals His Christmas-Day Miracle

Billy Gibbons
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Billy Gibbons doesn't have to think hard about his best Christmas presents of all time. In an interview with Men's Journal, the ZZ Top guitarist remembered one that changed his life. It was in 1962, and the young (likely clean-shaven) Gibbons was just 13-years-old.

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