This is about the least effort you could put into wishing a merry f'n Christmas. Now with sleighbells. Of course.
Sometimes I just can't stop myself.
Merry Christmas, everybody.
Merry Christmas, everybody.
Kringle steals the singer's girlfriend and takes her to Berlin in his sleigh. Hardly a nice thing to do, especially around the holidays. [more inside]
Three days into December; it has got to be time for some Christmas songs! Four years ago I wrote this song, with lyrics in Swedish, to communicate my Christmas melancholy to my family. Two years later I was still sad, but now in English, and on camera... [more inside]
Vaguely medieval and dirge-like. [more inside]
Despite my lack of religion and the fact that this song has been done to death, I thought I'd give it a shot.
German, anonymous, probably 1500s. Still learning to harmonise using GarageBand. [more inside]
I made my children to sing on another Christmas song. In three-part harmony. Merry Christmas, everybody.
Impromptu version of the holiday classic. This closed out the night for the Smoke Benders' last gig of 2011. Video here.
mashy mashed sound collage featuring our cat the big delicious on solo cat voice. [more inside]
We tried to write a jazzy, quiet version. This is what happened instead. Cheers!
The stations of the cross won't play my single. [more inside]
A cover of a holiday classic. This is my first real multi-track project. [more inside]
one of my least favourite carols, but still... [more inside]
My son's singing debut just in time for Xmas.
Arnaud wasn't just about the techno noise. He was an enormous fan of Laurie Andersen's Oh, Superman and had assembled a vocoder himself by taking apart the family's old tube TV. His mother Olga, who was not an educated woman, could not write without speaking aloud, and so one day when he heard her writing a letter, he snuck a microphone under the rickety table, fed it to his home-made recorder, and began to play along... [more inside]
So there was this awesome ask.MeFi post, "For Grigori I sold goat" -- A Christmas Mystery. [more inside]
An arrangement for solo electric guitar.
A Post-Christmas song for you, featuring autoharp, marimba, and some other things. Thanks to orthogonality for helping with the name! [more inside]
A Christmas themed song I wrote, about pressuring Santa Claus to buy me a gun. [more inside]
A Christmas song written by me and sung by Tay Zonday. [more inside]
Just a little carol we recorded for our holiday card. roll truck roll on dulcimer, firemonkey on trumpet and horn. [more inside]
Short, with improvised and awkwards chunks, various mistakes, and a outro that flirts with crashlanding. Peace.
From the "Island of Misfit Toys" scene in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. What was wrong with the doll? [more inside]
Cover of The Waitresses classic recorded for Christmas 2006 and featuring my daughters Jennifer and Stephanie on vocals. Their English accents make it sound like a Bananarama outtake. I will shortly be uploading something that will almost certainly qualify for the "Naughty" podcast even if it doesn't make the cut.....
I like to do Christmas music every year to add to my Christmas cards. [more inside]
This is one of my favorite bits of not just holiday music but music in general, but it's not something I usually hear people rock out to. This is my attempt to help change that. [more inside]
Hollywood is famous for its annual Christmas Parade, which inspired the song "Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)", which Gene Autrey wrote after playing Santa in the parade and hearing children call out to him. I decided to write my own song about the event, as experienced by slightly older children -- the homeless teens who used to (and probably still do) squat in abandoned buildings and under bridges in Hollywood. Ah, memories. [more inside]
This is as close to the original melody as I could get while in a minor key. Imagine being on a holiday getaway where everything goes terribly because of the weather.
Ya. Kind of a Norman Bates take on it.
Eve from Wall-E sings the Christmas standard.
A cover of the "I'll be watching you" of Christmas songs, recorded with my dear friend okclementine. [more inside]
The original broken Christmas carol. [more inside]
Everyone dreams of a white Christmas, but nobody does anything about it. [more inside]
Compare and contrast. Rebecca Marculescu rocks the vox.
Did someone say "minor-key Jingle Bells"? [more inside]
Where I live is not the best or the worst place. Ypsilanti Mi Here we seem to have a abundance of Crack heads. But for some strange reason they all disappear when it gets cold out. This is their Christmas Carol. They Dont Know that you can still buy crack when its cold?