Practically everyone knows classic holiday songs like "Jingle Bells," "Silent Night" and "Rudolph," but beyond those venerable ditties are a whole bunch of less-heralded carols that, in some cases, are unbelievably strange.
Ripley's Believe It Or Not! plans to sing the praises of the weirdest Christmas carols ever created with a special holiday "oddcast" airing on Ripley Radio starting Dec. 23.
But it's not for everyone, warns show host Tim O'Brien.
"If you're a traditionalist, you're not going to enjoy Ozzy Osbourne singing 'Silent Night.'"
O'Brien and crew have found 16 or so weird carols, but may only play excerpts of some because, "they're just too weird to be heard all the way through."
Some of the artists whose carols will be played include Weird Al Yankovic, the South Park gang, and a teenage Jon Bon Jovi, who can be heard on the immortal Christmas classic, "R2D2, We Wish You A Merry Christmas."
O'Brien hopes the "oddcast" becomes a Christmas tradition in its own right, but doubts these songs will be sung by caroling parties of the future.
"Well, it depends on what neighborhood you live in, I guess," he said.