The first ones I ever recall were back in the 1950s (yes, Virginia, I am that old), Bobby Helms' "Jingle Bell Rock" in 1957 and Brenda Lee's "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" in 1958. Those songs seem to open the door for other rockers to sing Christmas cheer. They've also became holiday music staples.
In the 1960s, The Beach Boys released a Christmas album which included the bouncy "Little Saint Nick." The Ronettes got into the holiday fun with the Phil Spector-produced "Frosty the Snowman."
The Boss recorded a rockin' version of "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" in the 1975 and again in 1985.