Christmas is over, and I hope you had a great time. But that’s no reason to stop listening to good Christmas songs, is it? No! So take a look at some videos, and sites where you will find a very nice, or very funny, selection of Xmas songs.
10 + 100 Creative Commons Christmas Songs – Uwe Hermann. I posted this last year, however the site was updated and now it has more than 235 songs which are all explicitly released under a Creative Commons license.
142 Comedy and Novelty Christmas Songs by Bob Rivers and others, available to download via Torrent with 442Mb (be careful with the ads at Mininova site). (via Unscathed Corpse)
As usual, Rato Records Blog made a special for Christmas: A Special Xmas Song. Want more? Try the last year post
Les Chaussettes Noires, which link still working, with two Xmas songs.
A Very Scary Solstice: The H. P. Lovecraft Historical Society is pleased to offer a new way
to bring horror to your holidays… […]a delightful yet hideous combining of over-commercialized holiday tunes and the unspeakable horrors of the Cthulhu Mythos. It’s highly suggested that you buy this CD if you like of Lovecraft work’s, however, if you won’t, or can’t, download the Sheet Music with full choral arrangements to sign with your friends. BTW, download the song extracts to have an amusing and funny time. (via Mystery of the Haunted Vampire)
Christmas A Go Go! is a whole blog devoted to spread the spirit of Christmas. Created by a group of six talent bloggers, the selection of songs is delicious, presented in posts with humour and cool Christmas images. Don’t miss it!
FaLaLaLaLa is like paradise for fans of Christmas music. They have been collected songs from vintage and obscure albums in the last two years, so you can imagine how fantastic is their collection. Do you have kids? Take a look at
Jul igen – Christmas Again is a Swedish blog (in English) to celebrate the Christmas record. I came there attracted by Christmas at a Brothel album (NSFW illustration), via Sex?, and I found a much more. Even if they look different to you, give a chance to them. Try first Jingle Bells in 7 different versions and 5 different versions of White Christmas.
Santastic II: Clausome: collection of Holiday mash-ups and bootleg remixes offers a new and unusual spin on the classics you know and love. It’s funky. It’s postmodern. It’s the intarwebs. It’s Santastic!
Sebastian did it again: Christmas Audio 2006 and More Christmas Audio 2006 at PCL LinkDump, two impressive collections of links of Xmas songs. After the terrific work of Sebastian Splogman did a “small” contribution with the post Strange Christmas Sounds at radio Zwolle. Don’t miss it!
Kiddie Records Weekly is a three year project celebrating the golden age of children’s records. And among all the good stuff posted, there are albums dedicated to Christmas. Here are the classics for children of all ages:
– Christmas Party with “Two Ton” Baker, The Merry Music Maker
– Howdy Doody’s Christmas Party – creepy cover
– The Nutcracker Suite for Children, narrated by Milton Cross
– The Story of the Nativity, with Gene Autry and Supporting Cast
– This is Christmas, with Irene Wicher, The Singing Lady
Nowadays you have a huge selection of videos available on-line. I didn’t make a super research to discover which nice videos I could find, I just follow some suggestions of IWR and claudine longet blog. Get those videos as inspiration and search for more (while they still available).
– 12 Days of Christmas by Boymongoose (an hilarious musical animation)
– Little Drummer Boy David Bowie & Bing Crosby
– Silent Night by Claudine Longet & Andy Williams
– The Cristmas Song by Nat King Cole
– War Is Over – John Lennon (my favourite Xmas song because of its message)