What are the songs in The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special? If there’s one thing you can say about the superhero movies James Gunn makes, it’s that they have absolutely amazing soundtracks. He introduced us to not one but two Awesome Mixes in his Marvel movies, while his DC movie The Suicide Squad didn’t need an excuse to include some great tunes.
Now, though, The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special has given Gunn a chance to do something he couldn’t before, use Christmas songs, and he chooses some bangers. So as it’s likely, you’ll want to make your own Guardian-themed Christmas playlist after watching this special; we thought it’d be helpful to write a list of every song in The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special.
Every song in The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special
- Fairytale of New York (featuring Kirsty Maccoll) by The Pogues
- I Don’t Know What Christmas Is (But Christmastime Is Here)
- Dead by Xmas by Hanoi Rocks
- Christmas Treat by Julian Casablancas
- Is This Christmas by The Wombats
- Christmas Wrapping by The Waitresses
- Just Like Christmas by Low
- I Want An Alien For Christmas by Fountains Of Wayne
- Mrs Claus by Little Jackie
- Christmastime by The Smashing Pumpkins
- Here It Is Christmas Time by Kevin Bacon and The Old 97’s
While a lot of the songs in the show are just old Christmas favourites, it’s worth highlighting ‘I Don’t Know What Christmas Is (But Christmastime Is Here)’ was co-written by Gunn, which probably explains why it includes lyrics about “stabbing out Santa’s eyes” and “Earthling’s being so weird”.
The Guardians will return in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3. If you want to know more about the future of the MCU and Marvel’s Phase 5, we’ve got guides to all the upcoming MCU movies, including The Marvels, Spider-Man 4, and even Secret Wars.