At Christmas, you make a lot of sacrifices. You're willing to put up with your drunk uncle, your Precious Moments-gifting aunt and your cousin who shows you BlackBerry photos of the same motorcycle year after year. What you refuse to put up with is all of those played-out Christmas songs. And we're 100 percent with you.
Here's our list of 16 Christmas songs that positively do not suck. A few of them are modern takes on old standards, while others, like James Brown's "Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto," shine a light on some of the lesser-celebrated aspects of the holiday season. Grab that egg nog and press play.