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Dec 07 2010

A Very Special Christmas Song — No, Really

QueenIs this the Yuletide?
It’s such a mystery
Will I be denied
Or will there be gifts for me?

Come down the stairs
Look under the tree and see…

It’s December now, which means it’s officially okay for me to start talking about Christmas. (A holiday that I actually do enjoy.) So here is my annual plug for the very best Christmas song ever:

Christmas Rhapsody, Pledge Drive’s Christmas-themed parody of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” written by my friend Tim Walters and his friend Steve Rosenthal.

It’s absolutely dead-on. The lyrics, the performance, the production, everything. You will never be able to listen to “Bohemian Rhapsody” again without thinking of it… and without falling into fits of the giggles when you do.

Here’s an MP3. Alas, there’s no video; videographers who want to take on the challenge should contact Tim through his website.

Trust me on this one. Even if you hate Christmas. It is hilarious, and it is freaking brilliant. Just take my word for it.

And if you like that, here’s more Tim-related holiday music. My fave: the gothy, Dead-Can-Dance-ish version of Down In The Forest, described by Tim as “A dark and slightly confused Yuletide nightmare. It has something to do with the Fisher King. Maybe.” Enjoy, and Happy Yule!

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  1. 1
    Eva

    You’re right, Bohemian Rhapsody will never be the same again. I lovet the christmas version.

  2. 2
    Penny

    Yay dark gothy holiday music! I’m going to have to listen to the other stuff when I get back to my computer at home.

  3. 3
    Blake Stacey

    Nice. Filed alongside “Fishmen” and Tom Lehrer’s Christmas carol.

  4. 4
    Steve Caldwell

    Another special Christmas song is Tim Minchin’s “White Wine in the Sun”:

  5. 5
    Igor Antip, Romania

    Up to the age of 35 I don’t remember I knew anything about Craciun (the Romanian name for Christmas) as I didn’t know much about all other religious holidays as never ever had anyone in my atheist family celebrated one ( for some 250+ years my ancestors where atheists and agnostics). So I feel quiet bad, when everybody is supposed to be part of a herd celebrating the birth of a Jesus or Santa or anything else. Social compulsory celebrations with their rituals, lay or religious are something I never get into.

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