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Have you found any unusual renditions of Christmas songs you especially enjoyed?

Asked by thorninmud (18080 points ) December 10th, 2012

My daughter just shared this version of “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” played on a glass harp. I laughed and marveled all the way through.

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Brian1946's avatar

Blue Xmas, by Miles Davis. It’s much more of a critique of Xmas than a celebration.

El_Cadejo's avatar

IMO Christmas music blows. It’s generally just very bad music that people wouldn’t bother to ever listen to if it weren’t about Christmas. That said, anything done by the Trans Siberian Orchestra is generally amazing.

Coloma's avatar

I make up new renditions of ALL songs at random.

I was singing to my 14 year old, beloved goose “Marwyn” the other day, a revised rendition of ” Away in a manger.”
Living with all the nativity creatures over here, sheep and geese and donkeys…. goes like this..

Away in a manger no crib for a bed
the little lord Marwyn lay down his sweet beak
the stars in the sky looked down where he lay
the little goose Marwyn asleep in the hay

The donkeys were braying the poor gander wakes
but little lord Marwyn
no honking he makes
I love my goose Marwyn look down from the sky
and could stay in the barn from morning til night :-)

We also sing a rousing rendition of “Row, row, row your flappys gently down the stream
Marwyn, Marwyn, Marwyn,Maaaaarwyn….life is but a dream.

Bread before bed unless you are dead! :-p

Oh, and I sing a rendidtion of ” Killer Queen” to my cat.

“Cuz she’s a killer queen, dynamite with her killer claws, guaranteed to blow that mousies, miiiiiiiiiind…”

Okay…you now have had a very intimate glimpse into the wackiness of Colomas’ brain.
I think I’ve been living in the hills too long. lol

marinelife's avatar

@thorninmud Thank you! That was mesmerizing.

This is a really funny a capella version of the 12 Days of Christmas (with a few other tunes thrown in).

CWOTUS's avatar

I like Trans Siberian Orchestra’s arrangement and performance of nearly any Christmas music – and I generally run from “Christmas music”.

Earthgirl's avatar

When I want to relax and cocoon at home around the holidays I play Ottmar Liebert’s album Winter Rose. It’s so mellow yet not boring. It puts me in a sort of dreamlike state. It’s not strictly a Christmas album but it definitely has an overall Christmas vibe. One review said it’s a case of less is more. That is what I like about it as well. The quietly beautiful sound of the guitar weaving in and out and occasionally picking up and tearing off into a joyous interlude, then backing down again into quietude.

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