While I was editing video for a Christmas skit recently, I was in dire need of the right song to go with the footage. None of my Christmas music really fit what I needed, so I desperately scoured the internet until I found the right one. On my quest, however, I noticed a lack, save one, of really cool Christmas tune covers. Growing up, I really REALLY did not like Christmas music because of the hokey karaoke yuckyness. Except for Dad’s Gary Hoey tape. I loved that one.
So from an ex-Christmas music hater, here is what I like. Is this the best list ever? No way. Will it encourage you listen to even more holly jolly music? <<=
Little Drummer Boy – The Almost
Come Thou Fount – Sufjan Stevens
Carol of the Bells – Family Force 5 cover is crazy and fun. August Burns Red is good, too.
O Come, O Come Emmanuel – Haste the Day. August Burns Red did an instrumental version, too.
All I Want for Christmas is You – House of Heroes. Kevin Lien, too.
Jingle Bells – Ben Rector. Just got this FOR FREE. I shared it with my Japanese students. They found it snappy and better than the one we usually listen to.
12 Days of Christmas – Relient K
Baby, It’s Cold Outside – She & Him. Zooey Deschanel’s butter voice. ahhhhhhh
Oh Come, All Ye Faithful – Abandon Kansas
His Favorite Christmas Story – Capital Lights
I Celebrate the Day – Relient K
I Hate Christmas Parties – Relient K
Christmas Lights – Coldplay
Joy to the World – Hawk Nelson
Christmas, Baby Please Come Home – Anberlin
Christmastime Is Here – Vince Guaraldi Trio (from A Charlie Brown Christmas)
Christmas Pageant – Family Force 5. It’s nuts… but super fun.
Deck the Halls, Bruise Your Knuckles AND Let it Snow, Let it Reindeer – Relient K. These two albums have some of the same songs.
X Christmas album
A Very She & Him Christmas – She & Him
Now That’s What I Call Music – Christmas Volume 1 through a zillion
Fiction Family. Ben Rector. Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Sufjan Stevens.
And all the other cool ones you know that I don’t. If you have suggestions, lemme know!
Note: This music may or may not come in handy when editing videos about Santa on the subway.