Weekend Playlist: Geek Christmas!
Happy holidays! There’s geek music from just about everyone out there, and I know that I’m completely sick of it already. (Some radio stations had begun November 1st. Ugh.) Christmas is the dominant holiday, and unfortunately, I don’t know of any geek music songs that really relate to other holidays, but if you know of any, let us know! So, to change things up, here’s what I’ll be listening to for the holidays:
You know what the best thing (and, keep in mind that Best is entirely relative in this context) is about this song? It’s the first time Bon Jovi professionally recorded. Try that on for size.
Easily a classic. Christmas music to heavy metal. And it has fantasy references in the title! Okay, that’s a stretch, but it’s also been used for electronics geeks to wire up their houses into insane christmas light displays.
This is one of my favorite John Anealio songs. It’s a touching story, and overall, a great, catchy tune.
Fun, short, and entertaining. I think that’s probably the best way to describe most of They Might Be Giant’s backlog.
Coulton’s penned a couple of Christmas songs, “Christmas Is Interesting” and “Chiron Beta Prime”, both entertaining (let’s not speak of “Podsafe Christmas Song” – anything that has to do with the Chipmunks needs to go away, permanently.). Of the two, I like “Chiron Beta Prime” the best: it’s funny, dark and catchy.
Kirby Krackle’s take on ‘Have Yourself A Merry Christmas’, this is an entertaining cover/parody that fits well with their songs.
It’s odd to see a geek-related song outside of some of the usual suspects from the genre, but Fountains of Wayne has this number, which is entertaining.
One of my all time favorite Geek Christmas songs. Only Weird Al can take something like nuclear destruction and make it hilarious.
And last, but certainly not least, the Vince Guaraldi Trio’s rendition of “Christmas Time is Here”. One of the classics, and still, by far, the best.
Bonus: Here’s a Spotify music list of the songs mentioned above that are available: Weekend Playlist: Geek Christmas!
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