Ten Fun Christmas Songs

Are you tired of the same old Christmas songs on the radio?

I’ve got you covered!

 

 

Chiron Beta Prime – Jonathan Coulton

This song is a cry for help Christmas letter from a family that is being held against their will protected by evil robots giant metal Santa Claus’.

 

Christmas Is Interesting – Jonathan Coulton

Jonathan Coulton also gives us this sombre look at everyone’s favorite holiday.

 

Troy & Abed’s Christmas Rap – Community

In this song from the show Community, the Jehovah’s Witness Troy Barnes (played by Donald Glover, also known as Childish Gambino) hatches a scheme that will let him celebrate Christmas, as it is against his religion to do so.

 

Elves Song – Futurama

In this cheery song from Futurama, all the non-unionized Neptunian elves have to work overtime in order to save Xmas, after Robot Santa gets stuck in the ice.

 

One Christmas At A Time – Jonathan Coulton & John Roderick

Just some good advice, to take one Christmas at a time.

 

That’s What Christmas Is For – Community

Abed’s friends have to save him from the evil wizard shrink by singing about all the joys of Christmas!

‘Abed’s Uncontrollable Christmas’ is a very good stop-motion Christmas special in general, it deserves a viewing.

 

This Trinity’s Going To War – Futurama

Robot Santa, Kwanzaabot and The Chanukah Zombie goes to war against some nudist alien scammers who have scammed the entire planet out of the hands of the president of Earth (Richard Nixon’s head in a jar).

 

White Wine In The Sun – Tim Minchin

A sweet song about Christmas and family, made by atheist comedian Tim Minchin.

 

What’s This? – The Nightmare Before Christmas

Jack Skellington (the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town) finds Christmas Town, a Holiday town very different from his own.

 

Woody Allen Jesus – Tim Minchin

Tim Minchin shows us how much the story of Jesus has in common with a the stories we tell today.

 

 

Know of any fun Christmas songs I missed?

Leave me a recommendation in the comments 🙂

 

Jonathan Coulton’s Horror Songs

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As we are closing in on this year’s Halloween, I wanted to share some of my favorite songs with themes fitting for this holiday.

Turns out almost all of them were Jonathan Coulton songs!

 

I hope you will enjoy this collection of tunes, and that it can help you if you ever need to make a Halloween party playlist.

 

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Re: Your Brains

A douchey email from a zombie middle-manager trying to hash out a deal with the remaining human leadership.

His proposal; They eat our brains, but no one’s gonna eat our eyes.

Seems fair.

 

Creepy Doll

A creepy doll is following you everywhere, judging your every action.

 

Skullcrusher Mountain

A romantic song about an evil mastermind, and his love for his new prisoner.

It is not worth causing the end of the world if you don’t have anyone to share it with.

 

Future Soon

A sad song about a heart-broken teen who will grow up into a cybernetic genius with a robot army.

 

Blue Sunny Day

The tragic tale of a depressed vampire, mourning his lost love.

 

Don’t Feed the Trolls

The scaries subject covered by Coulton yet – internet trolls.

I can barely imagine a more horrible group of monsters.

 

 

 

The Acid Zombie

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I decided to make a mixed drink for this month’s geeky recipe, and it is naturally Halloween themed.

It is a slight variation on a mojito, with extra lime and mint leaves, topped with a frozen “brain” containing water and blackcurrant juice.

 

For a single glass, you’ll need to mix:

4 centilitres of lime juice

6 centilitres of soda water

7 centilitres of white rum

1 whole pot of chopped up mint leaves

3 topped teaspoons of sugar

1 dash of bitters

1 ice-cube containing blackcurrant juice, frozen in a brain mold

 

And there you go, brain freeze in a glass!

the swamp zombie drink