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virtual advent 2022: go shawty, it’s your birthday (and other things you can’t unhear)

Have I become predictable in this #VirtualAdventTour stuff?


But I really like sharing weird holiday music so I am on a roll!


Postmodern Jukebox – “Last Christmas”

So this isn’t Wham! doing this cover so if y’all are trying to avoid your “Whampocalypse” (or whatever it’s called) this year you are officially safe (by my reckoning, at least).

Ali Spagnola – “In Da Club”

So what if this hip-hop hit was a Christmas song? Worry no longer! Ali Spagnola has you covered!

(Sorry there’s no YouTube version just yet. Once there is it’ll replace this birdsite version.)

Richard Cheese – “Christmas in Las Vegas”

Something that Geoff and I made a point of doing on our road trip in July was skipping through Las Vegas as quickly as possible.

It was not a mistake.

But Richard Cheese is a guilty pleasure of mine so here’s his ode to the town he calls home around the holiday season.

The Moron Brothers – “The Funniest CHRISTmas Song Ever”

Some old Kentucky bluegrass pickin’ and singin’ about the family that gave Santa Claus… lice.

The United States Navy Band – “Dueling Jingle Bells”

As a resident of the District of Columbia I get to see this group perform every now and again – they’re stationed on Barracks Row on Capitol Hill – and they’re known for fun holiday concerts. This shows that even our military musical groups can have a sense of humor.

Will Farrell and John C. Reilly – “Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy”

It’s a straight-up redo of the famously weird pairing of David Bowie and Bing Crosby from the latter’s final Christmas TV special.

Adam Sandler – “The Hanukkah Song III”

Third verse, same as the first…

BTW: a most happy Hanukkah to those who celebrate!

James Corden and Jimmy Fallon – “Christmas Musical (Cold Open)”

From an episode of The Tonight Show that aired this past week with James Corden (soon-to-be former host of The Late Late Show) as the featured guest. Both are known for musical fun and this… well, it works.

Fascinating Aïda – “The Rudest Christmas Song Ever…?”

This is definitely NSFW with some spicy language but the sentiment is spot-on, so… have at it!

Holderness Family Music – “Honest Christmas Songs”

I think that sprite would identify with the sentiment of the first lyric reworking on this mega-mix of holiday songs treated with a bit of an honesty lens.

Twisted Sister – “Oh Come All Ye Faithful”

As one of the commenters on this video says: Twisted Sister is just what we need in 2022 – and I can’t argue with that!

Peter Hollens – “The 12 Days of Christmas but it’s CHAOS”

This is a mashup done the old fashioned way – and well!

Another stop on sprite‘s #VirtualAdventTour 2022.

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