Mariah Carey, Michael Bublé and Frank Sinatra are all great for getting you into the Christmas spirit, but there is only so much of Snoopy's Christmas or Little Drummer Boy's "pa rum pum pum pum"-ing one person can take.

Have a listen to these ten alternative Christmas carols that will bring on the holiday cheer, without drive you up the walls. With yuletide melodies from artists like Kanye West, The Killers and Sufjan Steves, you can't go wrong.

Today's holiday playlist was curated by entertainment reviewer Rachel Bache. Follow nzherald_ent on Spotify for more playlists.

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