Joel Kopischke has a way with a parody. Imagine ‘Sweet Caroline’ but through the the little drummer boy’s musical gifts. “Sweet Caroling” et voila.
It’s fun to say no no no (around Christmas time we call that ‘coal mining’). That Something Piñata gets experimentally kidsong for “Don’t Play Me that Christmas Song.” Uncategorizable nonsense, but in a good way.
Dr. Elmo got famous for a Christmas novelty song. So, for an hilarious sequel, he spun out an FM DJ singing “Don’t Make Me Play that Grandma Song Again.” Ha what ha.
On the other hand, hipsters gotta hate. Todd Chappelle (funny Philly guy) parodies McCartney’s ‘Wonderful Christmastime’ to the tune of earworm dithering. Don’t you wish they would NOT play some songs? Then why’s he gotta go the ENTIRE distance?
While the hilarious show was often stuffed with musical bits (including a musical episode), most were pop songs from the charts. Nothing original for Christmas… unless we count this angry ’12 Days’ parody. Thank you, very much.
Hyperventilating comedy nearly as jam packed with schtick and ideas as a live action The Simpsons, this show did include a slight bit about Tracy Jordan’s ill advised holiday album and a sliver of his big hit “It’s a Jordan Christmas.” Just improv? you ask. Why would that matter?
While a few standout songs peppered the perfectly cast series, not much in the way of Xmas tunes. So Neil Patrick Harris murders a few carols insinuating how much he’d like to have sex with Ted’s sister. Let’s watch the entire “Barney Stinson Christmas Songs” bit, shall we?
Snarking on crummy old z-grade movies hasn’t really been my giddiap, but Joel Hodgson has been a cottage industry of it for decades now. I’ve only offered one of his songs “Patrick Swayze Christmas” before. “Merry Christmas–If That’s OK” is more sophomoric boys being boys (witty, yes… clever, ok).
As i was a fan of the flagship of Adult Swim toons, i will allow these daffy dadaists to insinuate their way into my blog with a “12 Days of Christmas” routine. (I am usually so jaded with ’12 Days’ parodies i get all Oscar Wilde inside and rush on to something else.) But this one’s super-rando!
This show was nothing more than recycled cartoons i grew up with reimagined as a drug trip of epic oddity. At the end of the Christmas episode was another mangled carol “We Wish You a Happy Birthday.” Click click.
Nine seasons with 2 spinoffs, but the kids who cared were grown and everyone else thought it was creepy. The holiday album Rugrats Holiday Classics is delivered after the original series ended. That’s why you probably haven’t heard of it.
It’s all half-asleep parodies milking the misheard lyric premise of stupid babies. Okay, a couple at least try.
“Rugrats Chanukah” is ‘The Dreidel Song’ with a cheap electronic keyboard honking at kvetching children.
“Heck, Why is Santa Always Jolly?” pokes fun at our Big Red Guy. Kids are so mean. To ‘Deck the Halls.’
1980s pop and lock rock marks “Oops! Santa Got Stuck!” about Santa ‘Up on the Rooftop’ while Chuckie jest gotsta go wee!
“Toys for the Girls” has Angelica bull-leading a female chorus celebrating the new baby, oddly enough. Maybe Jesus, maybe her baby brother (uhh, that was a miscarriage).
Parodies of carols that bemoan our overcharged state? Look no further (and hope no farther).
Almost ‘Silver Bells,’ “Credit Cards” by MSU Singers is hard satire (read not funny). “Credit Offers” by the same crew is definitely ‘Deck the Halls.’ But the talent is starting to wear thin. Then “Here Come the Creditors” shows harmony, but is it ‘Here Comes Santa Claus’? Boy, you got me. “Visa Wonderland” also fishes for source music, but it’s much more fun. “Charge All Ye Faithful” is their best on this theme. Soothing.
Debt Free Squad runs ‘Jingle Bells’ into the bank for “The Debt Christmas Song.” Amusing.
Bubba Claus comes through with “Maxin’ out Our Credit Cards Again” (‘Winter Wonderland’). Listen carefully for the ‘Slingblade’ reference.
More and more states are legalizing more and more greenery. Trees won’t just be pine in the near future.
BIGSHOT raps out his cash only business plan with a nice tang of parang. “Christmas Tree” is about burnin’ it up.
Danish reggae band Blunt sing in broken English while taking off ‘Rockin” with “Smokin’ up That Christmas Tree.”
Major Lazer reggae as well to tell ya how “Christmas Trees” are like marry-wanna.
MJX borrows ‘Carol of the Bells’ to rap down the need for weed with “Christmas Tree.” One note.
White guy Guggy and friends (Jr Blessington, Milton Blake & Nate Jones sing light it up when reggae rapping about their “Christmas Tree.” Winkety wink.
Lil Poverty Angels dabble with the rabble in their “Trap House Christmas Tree.” It’s light and fun, then lit and funky. Hip hop.
Strung out and stumbling through the rhymes Bloody Rain’s smokin’ up the “Christmas Trees.” BLUE ALERT
Not inappropriate enough. Rucka Rucka Ali is all about the poor taste with his ‘Tannenbaum’ parody “Smoke Christmas Tree.” It’s all out there. BLUE ALERT
Who’s that tree over there. I’m going to talk to it. I’m going to sing to it.
Singing a Christmas tree song in second person, Liz Madden wishes “Happy Christmas, Christmas Tree” with pretty antique folk–for the kids.
Praying to the thing, some little kid in some Kenny Rogers movie (‘Christmas from the Heart’) asks “Hey, Little Christmas Tree” in song for a better holiday.
Parry Gripp also wants to just call out compliments to the centerpiece. “Hey Christmas Tree” shouts out to the rafters, to the heavens, to the aliens–how beautiful YOU are! Alt pop.
Making this point the parody of ‘Tannenbaum’ John Miller, Lyle Stutzman, Eldo Miller, and Willard Mast sing to the youth groups of the three Amish-Mennonite sister churches in the Huchinson, KS area with a lovely “Oh Christmas Tree Parody.” Good fun.
Key of Awesome is so cool they get a mention with “12 Days of Miley.” It’s not funny. It’s mean. If you can’t stand her, here.
Venetian Princess gets fanny funny with “A Miley Cyrus Christmas.” It’s only a silly minute.
The “Miley Christmas/Parody of ‘The Christmas Song'” from our friends at FuMP: Robert Lund and Spaff.com. It replays over the credits if you don’t get it the first minute and a half.
Albums by less than Christian artists ironically covering Xmas are 1$ a dozen. It’s them playing bourgeoise. (Ha!) Many do that. (For $$$) Which makes it hard to find guitartists willing to put the musical stamp of some one greater on their own little holiday project. But, Youtube is endless…
So here’s “What If… Metallica Played Christmas Songs!” cobbled together by Creble Star with no little talent.