Monthly Archives December 2008

Twelve Days of Christmas

The version of this on Youtube that I always watched just got taken down in the past few days O_o. But this one is basically the same thing. 9th in a playlist of Christmas videos.

Hallelujah Chorus

Best part of the ‘Messiah.’ Must have been well-rehearsed. 8th in a playlist of Christmas videos.

D**k In A Box

I don’t usually go for body-part humour, but this was so well done. In fact, this video deserves credit for my reluctant respect for both SNL and Justin Timberlake*. Even if you’ve seen it before, it’s catchy enough to watch again. A new holiday classic. 7th in a playlist of Christmas videos. *For more Saturday […]

Ave Maria

Almost forgot to post today because I was home in Lafayette. Taking a break from humour, here’s one of my favourite choral pieces, Franz Biebl’s “Ave Maria” sung by the inimitable Chanticleer. It’s even better live in Stanford’s Memorial Church, but this is the best I could do with the internet :). 6th in a […]

Chinese Food on Christmas

This one made me laugh. The electric guitar snippet of ‘Hava Nagila’ in the middle is a nice touch. 5th in a playlist of Christmas videos.

You’re A Mean One, Mr Grinch

This one’s pretty self-explanatory. Hooray for Dr. Seuss and Thurl Ravenscroft. 4th in a playlist of Christmas videos.

Carol of the Meows

Guster has been one of my favourite bands since high school, in part because they like to do silly things like re-release their album Keep It Together with all the vocals replaced by simulated cat meows.  Result?  The Meowstro Sings.  Oh, and they also recorded a version of “Carol of the Bells” given the same […]

Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24

I first met this song as a holiday waltz. I like the tension and drama the Trans-Siberian Orchestra have invested in the mash-up of “Carol of the Bells” and “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen.” According to Wikipedia, “The piece describes a lone cello player playing a forgotten Christmas carol in war-torn Sarajevo.”: 2nd in a […]

I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas

Inspired by Wysz’s series of Christmasy things, I’ve put together a small collection of holiday music videos to share with you in the days leading up to Christmas. This one was new to me when Jeremy played it at Danse Libre rehearsal yesterday: 1st in a playlist of Christmas videos.