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Weekend Rock Question: What is the Best Christmas Song of All Time?

Cast your vote in our weekly poll

November 25, 2011 12:00 PM ET
Weekend Rock Question: What is the Best Christmas Song of All Time?

The holiday season is upon us once again. Of course, this means that it's almost impossible to leave the house without hearing at least one Christmas song. Our question for you this weekend is: What is your favorite Christmas song ever?

You can vote here in the comments, on facebook.com/rollingstone or on Twitter with the #weekendrock hashtag.

Last week we asked you to name your favorite Van Halen song, and we compiled the results in this top 10 list.

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“Vicious”

Lou Reed | 1972

Opening Lou Reed's 1972 solo album, the hard-riffing "Vicious" actually traces its origin back to Reed's days with the Velvet Underground. Picking up bits and pieces of songs from the people and places around him, and filing his notes for later use, Reed said it was Andy Warhol who provided fuel for the song. "He said, 'Why don't you write a song called 'Vicious,'" Reed told Rolling Stone in 1989. "And I said, 'What kind of vicious?' 'Oh, you know, vicious like I hit you with a flower.' And I wrote it down literally."

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