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Christmas Songs

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)

Albums/Musicians:

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.