You did not know these five famous bands from Illinois had Christmas Songs.

My Original Thoughts About Christmas Music

I have always been a big fan of Christmas music. Growing up we had a collection of vinyl albums. Nowadays, there are CDs I pull out every year along with the decorations.

Different Types Of Christmas Music

When I was young, I pretty much put holiday tunes into two categories. They were...

#1 Fun Kids Songs like "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer"

#2 More Serious Songs like "O Holy Night"

As I got older, I figured out there were some "cool" Christmas songs too. More and more Rock bands are recording holiday songs and albums each and every year.

5 Famous Bands From Illinois You Did Not Know Had Christmas Music

Several bands from Illinois have joined in the Christmas music trend. Some have recorded full albums while others just a song or two. Here are some you probably did not know released holiday tunes.

#1 REO Speedwagon 

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They released a full Christmas album in 2009 called "Not So Silent Night ... Christmas with REO Speedwagon."

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#2 Chicago

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In 2019, They released a full Christmas album called "Chicago XXXVII: Chicago Christmas."

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#3 Cheap Trick

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The band released a full-length Christmas album in 2017 called "Christmas Christmas."

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#4 Styx

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Styx released in 2002 a Christmas song called "All I Want" which was on a Rock compilation Christmas album called "A Classic Rock Christmas."

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#5 Smashing Pumpkins

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In 1997, a Christmas album titled, "A Very Special Christmas 3" featured their song "Christmastime."

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