"On the third day of Creepmas, Krampus gave to me:
Songs to sing around the tree!"
- Bloody Brodie
For myself and many others, I grew up where Christianity and Catholicism were the biggest religions. As such I have been exposed to many years of Christmas music. If I explored religion more and listened to their music for this time of year, I think this post would be more interesting. That being said, I really have no intention of going into religious debate and ruining a good holiday time.
So let us discuss some good (and perhaps a little unorthadox) albums for the second best time of the year -- below Halloween for obvious reasons.
5) Barenaked for the Holidays (2004) by Barenaked Ladies: This is a nice one for people who enjoy comedy music. They aren't all funny, but I'm glad they do have funny ones in there. If this isn't what you were wanting to listen to, keep going down the list.
4) The Lost Christmas Eve (2004) by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra: Yes, we are picking the pace with something I find much better than above album. Orchestras are very classic. This album is one I enjoy listening to while driving. Highly recommend this one. If they have more than one, I didn't know. (Editor's note - they also have Christmas albums from 1996 and 1998.)
3) A Twisted Christmas (2006) by Twisted Sister: If you have never known about this, get finding and get listening. It is a very glorious-sounding album. It is an album for everyone to enjoy. I love this album more than I might let on. I don't own it, but I wish I did. Go listen.
2) Any The Muppets Christmas song: On its own album or not, The Muppets have some of the best Christmas music ever. The Muppets are classic for every occasion. Enough said.
1) N/A: I know. How very anticlimactic. To be honest, I haven't found the perfect Christmas album that I want yet -- which is a heavy metal album. Like, if Cattle Decapitation did a holiday album (which really isn't their thing) I would be so pleased. Maybe a Christmas collaboration album with multiple heavy metal bands. This is actually a concept I had with my brother years ago: an album called Screaming For The Holidays. That would be so amusing.
I hope that provides you with some alternative listening other than Michael Bublé this year. This has been Dirge Durell. See you all next post.