Thursday, December 3, 2009

Putting my money where my mouth is...

I was thinking about Christmas music today, as one of my facebook friends posted a video of Elvis singing "Santa Claus is Coming to Town." And I thought, "well that's silly. Springsteen owns the market on that cover!"

And then I thought, "Bradac, you should probably put your money where your mouth is." Which is as much to say that I've offered up my CD making abilities for Christmas ... and it would make sense to assure you that I *am* actually proficient at this talent I claim to possess. I mean, it's only fair, right?

So what makes a good Christmas CD? I maintain that it requires a classic feel, with a fresh twist. And I think the songs below do that quite nicely.

Please bear in mind that the following are not chosen for the video quality, but for the song itself.

Warning: Johnny Cash gets a little over-zealous about Jesus. Just throwing that out there.

The 15 best Christmas songs/covers, to date:

Covers that should be on here but that I couldn't find videos of:

Good King Wenceslas as sung by The Crash Test Dummies
I Saw Three Ships as sung by The Bare Naked Ladies
Silent Night as sung by Josh Groban (I know, right? How is this NOT on YouTube?!)
The Friendly Beasts as sung by Garth Brooks & Company (including Willie Nelson)


gypsy said...

Dude! you totally missed one:


Phoenix said...

Johnny Cash was just overzealous, period. But I like to think that's what made him a good man. And a good addict.