Here are the 10 most metal Christmas traditions.

A lot of old holiday traditions are surprisingly metal. Rosy-cheeked Santas, shining baubles and gingerbread houses evoke heartwarming merriment during the holiday season, but what’s Christmas without some blood and a few demons?

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Most people would say that is sacrilegious, but in reality, demonic yuletide traditions date back thousands of years. So when you cuddle up with friends and family for a fireside story on Christmas Eve, regale them with these tales of goblins, devils and drunks.

10 Most Metal Christmas Traditions

Regale your loved ones with these tales of goblins, devils and drunks.

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