The Metal Box is a weekly web series posted each Friday where we discuss all things hard rock and heavy metal: news, videos, interviews, live concerts and more.

This week, we’re talking about some essential heavy metal Christmas albums that every headbanger should own. Watch the video above.

I'm on vacation Christmas week and plan on enjoying some quality time with friends and family. This time of the year I always like to listen to some holiday favorites from all kinds of artists including those from the world of hard rock and heavy metal.

What are some of your favorite Christmas songs? You can comment below or head to our Facebook page and leave your thoughts in the comment field.

One song that wasn't included in this week's Metal Box but I really dig is King Diamond's "No Presents for Christmas" from 1985. It's a killer metal track that I also find to be pretty funny. You can check it out below.