Sunday, December 23, 2007

Xmas songs

Ah, Christmas songs. Some are quite beautiful, even if the lyrics are a bit hard to take for this lapsed Unitarian. One of the most over-baked songs is O Holy Night, and it usually gets the full treatment of bellowing voice backed by orchestra, pipe organ, boys choir, The Radio City Rockettes, etc.

So it was with great delight that I discovered perhaps the most, umm, excruciating rendition of this classic! I don't know who the singer is, but you can tell that he CAN sing, but just chooses to do it in a so-bad-it's-good way (I especially like his leap into the falsetto range for the last part). For their own safety, lock up your children and hide the pets, then have a listen:

O Holy Night

And along with that, why not the Bob Rivers version of Walking in a Winter Winterland, with slightly revised lyrics?


More of Bob's demented Xmas tunes at:

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