Just because it’s Christmas doesn’t mean you have to shun your love of pop-punk for the next month or so! Instead of replacing your favourite bands with the traditional festive cheer over the Christmas holidays, why not just bring the two together and create the ultimate pop-punk Christmas?! Here are some of top tips to help you along the way…
Awesome Christmas Tunes
Tired of the same old Christmas songs being rolled out year after year? Wish there was a way you could listen to your favourite bands over the festive period instead of being subjected to cheesy pop and the latest Bob Geldof creation? Well, here’s the good news – you can do just that! There are a bunch of Christmas-themed pop-punk tunes out there, from covers of timeless classics – such as My Chemical Romance’s rendition of Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ or Jimmy Eat World’s version of Wham!’s ‘Last Christmas’ – to bands’ own original Christmas tracks, including All Time Low’s ‘Merry Christmas, Kiss My Ass’. Check out the Punk Goes… Christmas playlist above to get you in the mood!
Festive Band Merch
One of the best things about winter is being able to snuggle up in oversized jumpers and fluffy socks without judgement. When the temperature drops, it’s usually time to wave goodbye to your rock show crop tops and open-arm band vests in exchange for something a little warmer (and a lot uglier!) But if you want to keep the pop-punk spirit alive during those chilly winter nights, there’s an easy solution – Christmas band merch! It’s becoming more popular every year, with nearly all band clothing lines injecting a little festivity into their stock here and there, so snap up the deals quick and keep your wardrobe pop-punk this season!
Pop-Punk Christmas Decorations
Some bands love to infiltrate your home over Christmas with their own brand of decorations, from door wreaths to tree hangings, which makes it MUCH easier to pop-punk up your home at this time of year! However, if you want to be a bit more creative, this is the perfect opportunity for some festive arts and crafts. Why not spray paint the 5SOS logo on your bedroom window? Or doodle santa hats on your blink-182 posters? Perhaps hang your Pop Punk’s Not Dead wristbands from the branches of your Christmas tree? The possibilities are endless!
Okay, so Christmas is usually reserved more for turkey, mince pies and mulled wine. But be honest, is there ever really a time of year where pizza ISN’T the best food on the planet? Exactly. There’s always time for pizza, and just because it’s Christmas doesn’t mean you should ignore the ultimate pop-punk meal! Invite your friends round for a pizza party and if any of them complain that it’s not festive enough, create your own pizza recipe with turkey and cranberries as a compromise!