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10 Christmas Songs That Are Really About Drugs

Halloween is right around the corner, so you know what that means: Time to start making a list and checking it twice. Bourbon, gin, scotch, vodka, Xanax, painkillers...

Walgreen's and CVS have already stocked their shelves with wrapping paper, plastic wreaths and Christmas candles, and this year's crop of holiday albums like Scott Weiland's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year is slowly filtering into circulation. Study after study has shown that stress and depression skyrocket during the most wonderful time of the year, and you can fill up an iPod with seasonal music detailing how people choose to "treat" these ailments in no time.

Rocks Off is always looking to do our part for peace on Earth and goodwill towards men (and women), so we made a playlist guaranteed to turn your "White Christmas" into such a delightful winter wonderland you may not even remember the holidays happened at all. If you need us, we'll be watching Bad Santa on a continuous loop from now until Jan. 2.

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Chris Gray has been Music Editor for the Houston Press since 2008. He is the proud father of a Beatles-loving toddler named Oliver.
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