Most Holiday music is all warm and fuzzy and full of holiday cheer, but every once in a while a song comes around that is not that.

"I Won't Be Home for Christmas" is one of those songs. It is about a man who snaps on Christmas Eve and attacks some carolers. He then has an interesting encounter in jail. No the usual Holiday music fare.

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The song was originally recorded as part of a radio promo in 1997 for KROQ. Because it was recorded in 1997, it actually features the original drummer, Scott Raynor, not Travis Barker. And now in 2021, Tom Delonge is no longer part of the group.

The song was re-released in 2001 by MCA Records. In Canada, it was part of a 'maxi-single'.

The 'maxi-single' had four tracks on it:

  1. "I Won't Be Home For Christmas"
  2. "All The Small Things"
  3. "Josie"
  4. "Please Take Me Home"

Canada loved "I Won't Be Home for Christmas"! According to Wikipedia, "The single topped the Canadian Singles Chart, but it did not chart anywhere else. It remained at that position for three weeks in 2001 and for two weeks in 2002. It is the band's sole Canadian number one."

The song was also part of A Santa Cause: It's a Punk Rock Christmas in 2003.

"I Won't Be Home For Christmas" does not have an official music video.

 

2021 Winter Wonderland at Falls Park

A holiday tradition continues with Winter Wonderland at Falls Park in Sioux FallsSouth Dakota.