Christmas Time for Girls and Boys

November 27, 2007 11:20 PM

This is the first thing I've recorded in awhile. It's a song about Christmas that I wrote for Surfjam Stevens. I recorded it in my bedroom with a little help from my friends.

It was performed by Steve Goldberg and the Arch Enemies. Here are the lyrics:

Sipping cider
we gather round the fireplace
faces bright with joy
And eating gingerbread
our limbs becoming interlaced
Christmas time for girls and boys

Grandma, grandpa
visiting from faraway
bring us candy canes
and colored boxes
whose contents we will speculate
may be dolls or model trains

Outside it's snowing
but inside it's cozy
put on your sweater and thickest socks!
and it's hard not to feel restless
just knowing that Christmas
comes closer with each tick of the clock!

Little lights
wrapped around the Christmas tree
shining all night long
I'm in the living room
encircled by my family
singing all the good old songs

posted by ludwig_van (15 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

I hate Christmas, but songs like this make me want to give it a day pass.
posted by allaboutgeorge at 12:50 AM on November 28, 2007

Well, you certainly lived up to your claim. This is really fantastic!
posted by spiderskull at 12:58 AM on November 28, 2007

I wish I could borrow the Arch Enemies and the studio, what a nice sound. Let us know how the contest goes, and the best of luck with it.
posted by micayetoca at 5:46 AM on November 28, 2007

Aw, this is great. I love your stuff. I actually bought everything I didn't yet have off of itunes on Sunday. Can I buy this somewhere, for Christmas joy when I'm away from the interwebs?
posted by sugarfish at 6:14 AM on November 28, 2007

I really love the instrumentation here, and the recording. The whole thing is nice and polished, but the strings are so raw; they remind me of the Mariachis in my local Mexican restaurant.
posted by uncleozzy at 7:50 AM on November 28, 2007

Thanks for the kind words. As for buying it, sugarfish, you can download it for free at the top of this page! But you can send me a message if you want the .wav version or something.
posted by ludwig_van at 5:01 PM on November 28, 2007

Oops, I see it now. Thanks! It's going on my ipod, with the other Christmas music to keep me from losing my mind before the end of the year.
posted by sugarfish at 6:28 PM on November 28, 2007

I've never had a favorite Christmas song until now. This is great.
posted by snsranch at 6:39 PM on November 28, 2007

Yikes. Flawless. I do have to admit I kept waiting for some evil lyrics to come in. Like "Bi-ting their heads.. off. ...Chew-ing their en-trails! Laaaaaa"
posted by cashman at 9:15 PM on November 28, 2007

Wow. That was excellent.
posted by tdismukes at 5:43 PM on December 3, 2007

Indeed that is excellent, enchanting and peaceful at the same time. I'm glad I found it via the podcast!
posted by pithy comment at 2:23 PM on December 10, 2007

This is absolutely beautiful - strong in every respect, touching, simple, fresh, and very well sung, played, and produced. Big thanks.
posted by Miko at 7:02 PM on December 19, 2008

Sooo my hard drive crashed and took all my music with it and I was trying to come back here and re-dl everything. And the song track isn't here any more! Any chance someone has it and can share?
posted by Miko at 11:24 AM on December 22, 2018

Hey Miko! You can still find the recording here. Happy holidays 💗💗💗
posted by ludwig_van at 1:59 PM on December 22, 2018 [1 favorite]

That is wonderful. Thank you! It's really one of my very favorite holiday songs!
posted by Miko at 6:05 PM on December 22, 2018 [1 favorite]

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