URN After Dark’s 12 Genres of Christmas

12th December 2013

Let it Snow, Do they know it’s Christmas, Fairytale of New York. What sort of Christmas would it be without such Classics gracing our ears and fueling our excitement for the festive period?

Many would be forgiven into thinking that those on After Dark hide away from the festive cheer of Christmas; choosing instead to seek comfort in a gut-wrenching guitar solo or a bone-shattering bassline.

Well, you couldn’t be more wrong…

Below is what happened when the After Dark team were set the task of finding Christmas songs from their respective genres. The result? The discovery that behind the Classics lurk festive tunes that represent the musical world in it’s entirety, whether they be remixes, covers or collaborations.

So treat this as a gift from us to you – a song for every day of Christmas and a chance to hear our take on the Classics! What better way to get into the festive cheer than hearing Christmas songs from all across the musical spectrum – so for those of you looking for something slightly different, look no further!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all on the After Dark team. We’ll see you for more of the very best in Specialist Music in 2014!

1) Old Skool Urban (Tuesday 9-11pm)

Destiny’s Child – 8 Days of Christmas

[video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tt6Ot_WEHI]

2) Under The Radar (Thursday 7-9pm)

Dog Is Dead – Christmas Wrapping (The Waitresses Cover)

[video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W24fqkwOSzg]

3) Late Night HiFi (Tuesday 1-3am)

Jacob Miller & Ray I – We Wish You a Merry Christmas (Reggae Christmas Style)

[video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMPoWKyrDQk]

4) Jazz Cats (Saturday 1-3am)

Canned Heat – Christmas Blues


5) Henry Coates (Friday 11pm-1am)

The Darkness – Christmas Time

[video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQhuoY5h2kE]

6) Dance Delirium (Monday 7-9pm)

Avicii – Christmas Levels (Remix)

[video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3ai_s337rw]

7) The Punk Show (Saturday 9-11pm)

Zebrahead – All I Want For Christmas Is You (Mariah Carey Cover)

[video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bY26QhvjuY]

8) The Afrobeats Show (Wednesday 7-9pm)

Kiddominant (Feat. Jarmeu & M.Y.Kesh) – This Christmas


9) Metal Madness (Saturday 11pm-1am)

Twisted Sister – O Come All Ye Faithful

[video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GNtipSggWY]

10) Luc Chignell (Sunday 7-9pm)

George Strait – When It’s Christmas Time in Texas

[video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOoGjuK7nIE]

11) The Rock Show (Saturday 7-9pm)

Lower Than Atlantis – Merry Christmas (Wherever You Are)

[video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXGUfG7Nq3s]

12) Deej & Fraz (Thursdays 9-11pm)

The Fall – Hark The Herald Angels Sing