Following up from the first half of my Unusual Christmas Songs list yesterday, here we get even further into some of the stranger selections that I came across in my journey from Arizona to the frozen winter wonderland of misfit Christmas songs.
Bobby Pickett – Monster’s Holiday
Mostly known for his ultimate Halloween classic “Monster Mash”, Bobby Pickett is a staple of iconic holiday themed music. I absolutely love that song and of course we all hear it year after year as leaves turn from green to red as they slowly shed in October. What I wasn’t aware of until very recently was that he had a follow up hit to this marvelous masterpiece – Monster’s Holiday, one of the most amazing of the Christmas songs selection. This is essentially the same song, just tinkered and twisted to fit the snowier of the two holidays. Both came out in 1962 and even though most major record labels at the time wanted nothing to do with it, the Monster Mash forever changed Halloween, and Monster’s Holiday is just as fantastic, if perhaps a bit lesser known.