Wednesday, December 21, 2011

More Christmas music

Right, so: more Christmas music that I actually enjoy. Because, hey, it's that time of year.

In the last thread, Dav suggested this, and I thoroughly approve. Thanks!
Jonathan Coulton: Chiron Beta Prime

TV Smith: Xmas Bloody Xmas

Run DMC: Christmas in Hollis

It Dies Today: Feliz Navidad

Allison Crowe: Hallelujah

Jimmy Buffet: Ho Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum

Got any other favorites? Feel free to mention them in the comments.

Late edit! Have some giant pandas doing somersaults in the snow!


  1. That is a great version of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah, which in my opinion is one of the most beautiful pieces of music written in the last century, but....

    How is that a Christmas song? Its a very, very bitter song about a relationship turned sour, which happens to use a large amount of religious imagery. Its a great song, but really has absolutely nothing to do with Christmas.

    I have also seen youtube videos of this song being performed in churches. It is not a religious song. Its actually rather inappropriate for church. I love it dearly, but its not a rather bitter breakup song that just happens to use analogies having to do with religion.

    My recommendations: "Darling Christmas is Coming," "O Little Town of Bethlehem" and "One Olive Jingle" by Over the Rhine. Really their entire Christmas Album "Snow Angel", but those tracks are particularly good. Over the Rhine is just generally a fantastic band. As far as non-Christmas stuff, check out their album "The Trumpet Child," because amost every track on that one is a winner.

    Also Jackson Browne's Rebel Jesus, Sarah McLachlan and the Barenaked Ladies do a wonderful medley of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen and We Three Kings, and the Drifters in my opinion have the definitive version of White Christmas.

    Those are my personal favorites.

  2. Um... it's a Christmas song in the same way that Good King Wenceslas or Walking in A Winter Wonderland are Christmas songs? Seriously, I don't know, but it's on her Christmas album.

    I need to put more Over The Rhine in my collection.

    Here's one for you:
    Christmas Night... of the Living Dead

  3. On a competely off-topic and unrelated note, you'd probably really like the Fallout game series. I'm playing 3 right now and am loving it. I don't know if you have a computer capable of playing it or not, but if not, I'm certain yours will run 1 and 2 (which I haven't actually played). It has zombies and horribly mutated creatures and kitsch and all of the things you love.

  4. I loved Fallout. The only one I've played through is Fallout 2, though. I've got Brotherhood of Steel for the PS2, but I'm afraid to put it in - I don't have the time to get sucked into it!


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