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These 12 rare Christmas songs will refresh your holiday playlist
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Sick of listening to Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey and *NSync every year? Here are 12 Christmas songs to give your playlist the boost it needs! - photo by Herb Scribner
Americans find themselves in the middle of two seasons right now Christmas and presidential campaign season.

Not only are the holiday lights shining bright, but so are the spotlights that beam down on politicians vying for the 2016 presidential nomination.

And, somewhat unsurprisingly, Americans favor one of these things more than the other. Specifically, Americans favor Christmas music to political campaign ads, according to a poll from HuffPost/YouGov. In fact, 81 percent of Americans said they would rather hear some holiday tunes over campaigns ads, whereas just 7 percent prefer the advertisements.

Maybe that's a low bar to clear, The Huffington Post explained. But despite the annual wave of grinching that tends to accompany the start of Christmas music season, most Americans at least kind of enjoy the festivity.

But like political ads, Christmas songs can become repetitive. To help break the mold, here are 12 Christmas songs you didnt know existed to get you in the holiday spirit.

Corner Store on Christmas Bowling For Soup

This song is a new take on the 12 Days of Christmas classic, with Bowling For Soup suggesting what to buy at the corner store for the 12 days instead of five golden rings.

Christmas When You Were Mine Taylor Swift

Not only did Taylor Swift release a Christmas album just for Target back in 2007, but it had two original songs one of which was this sad tune about Swifts holiday season heartbreak. Guess its a good thing she learned to shake it off.

Christmas Leona Naess

Naess soft tune captures the feeling of the holiday season when youre in love.

Christmas is Going to the Dogs Eels

This is a very different take on Christmas music, with the band Eels assuming the role of a dog during the Christmas season.

Boots The Killers

The Killers are no strangers to Christmas songs. Over the last 10 years, theyve taken a contemporary approach to Christmas music. And with Boots, they take on the inner struggles people face about celebrating the holiday.

Christmas in L.A. The Killers (feat. Dawes)

This 2013 Killers Christmas song focused on the unordinary Christmas season in Los Angeles and Hollywood.

Maybe this Christmas Ron Sexsmith

Christmas has been known as a time for family members and loved ones to come back together. And this hit by Ron Sexsmith hits on that note perfectly.

Merry Christmas, Heres to Many More Relient K

This early 2000s rock band may have hit its peak in 2006 with Be My Escape, but this holiday hit is an inspiring song for anyone feeling the holiday blues.

Christmas Lights Coldplay

Coldplays Christmas song is so Coldplay. Its a soft, heartfelt tune thats got romantic undertones.

Text Me Merry Christmas Straight No Chaser (feat. Kristen Bell)

This is a texting Christmas song for a texting age.

The Christmas Song The Raveonettes

It has the title of a Christmas classic, but this Raveonettes tune redefines Christmas music with this haunting song.

The Child with the Star on his Head Sufjan Stevens

To round out the list, heres a softer tune from folk singer Sufjan Stevens, whose song reminds us of the true meaning of Christmas.