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18 Dec

Geeky Christmas Songs and Videos

Well, as it turns out, Christmas is just around the corner, so I thought it appropriate to celebrate with various geeky Chirstmas songs and movies I’ve found. For those who are into other holidays, I looked for other appropriate songs, but didn’t find any. Don’t let that stop you from sharing any you’ve found (or made) in the comments though. For those who aren’t into any of the holidays this time of year, well, I don’t have much to offer you this time around, unless you can enjoy a good parody anyway. If so, awesome, otherwise, you might want to wait for my next post. With all of that out of the way, let’s get to the geeky Christmas stuff.

Christmas Time in Dun Morogh was filmed in the lovely land of Azeroth by Pure Pwnage just last year. It’s very well sung, with lyrics and video designed to complement each other quite nicely. It looks like a lot of effort went into the creation of this movie, and it’s well worth your time. If you play WoW, you’ll probably even like it more than I did. Even if you don’t, it’s worth a watch and listen.

Next, we have the Munchkin’s Theme by Masterianna. To be fair, this isn’t actually a Christmas song, but it is done to the tune of Jingle Bells, so it’s close enough. For those of you who always want to win and get big numbers, this is the song for you. Mostly fantasy themed, but you’ll see technology slip in a few times. After all, a proper munchkin makes use of any advantages they can get, whether those come from magic or massive explosives.

For something that should be familiar to just about anyone who knows video games, we have Super Mario’s Sleigh Ride by The OneUps. This is a remix of various tunes from Super Mario World with Sleigh Ride, and it’s very well done. As it’s been arranged, all the pieces fit well together. The video I linked to uses fan some fan art as well as the Christmas episode of Super Mario World, which I think goes nicely with this remix.

Mario Paint – Christmas Songs by Floppie30000 is a valiant attempt to recreate parts of various Christmas songs using Mario Paint’s music editor. For the platform, I’d say that it’s a good job. While you won’t listen to it for the awesome sound effects, it’s definitely worth a look for the sheer novelty of how it’s done.

Final Fantasy VII Christmas by cloudlvr93 is the last item I have for you today. None of the video is at all Christmasy, and the song doesn’t at all come from a game. However, the video itself is made from clips of various Final Fantasy VII games along with the movie Advent Children, and it’s paired up with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s version of Carol of the Bells. So, put them together, and you have something from Christmas, and something from gaming, and it all works out, which is good, because this version of the song is awesome, and it fits well with the video, which is well put together to boot. Give it a watch, you’ll see what I mean. Also, if you look around at all, you’ll be sure to find plenty of other games put to this song as well.

So that’s all I have for today. Hopefully these will be a nice break from all the normal carols we’ve been hearing since Thanksgiving. If you have any other videos you’d like to share, feel free to do so in the comments. If you want to comment on any of the pieces, feel free to do so here, but you should definitely let the creators know what you think too, so be sure to post comments about the videos on the creator’s site or youtube page as well so they know what you think.

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