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Gem of the Week: “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/We Three Kings” by Barenaked Ladies ft Sarah McLachlan

17 Dec

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My gem this week goes to “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/We Three Kings” by Barenaked Ladies featuring Sarah McLachlan.

As we near the holiday I like to get into the mood and  reflect on the best versions of Christmas classics; the more offbeat than traditional the version is the more I’m drawn to listening to it.

This song was off of the bands Christmas album Barenaked for the Holidays (2004). The album is decent if you like their style. I actually am not a big fan of their music in general but I have to give them props for making this a great cover. The mix of their quirky style with McLachlan’s angelic voice create the catchy and acoustic gem it is.

Last year I mentioned this one as a favorite in my post titled Less Overplayed Christmas Songs but this year I felt it deserved more focus.

Below is the link for the song shared from Nettwerkbackstage’s You Tube channel.

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Pop Culture Reflection: Less Overplayed Christmas Songs

11 Dec
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Sharing my favorite Christmas ornament and song lyric

Christmas songs become inescapable from hearing all day in December whether it’s blasting from the radio at the workplace or in malls and department stores.

During my holiday shopping I enjoy when I can hear the less overplayed gems such as: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen by Barenaked Ladies with Sarah McLachlan,  So This is Christmas by John Lennon,  Mele Kalikimaka by Bing Crosby and The Chanukah Song by Adam Sandler.

I still have my favorite’s in the classic Christmas hits even though I know I’m going to hear the songs cycle through the radio five times throughout the day like: Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee, Feliz Navidad by José Feliciano and The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole.

An article from Yahoo Music this week featured the top 20 most downloaded Christmas songs and it was an interesting list with the number one being,  All I Want for Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey.

Despite what gets overplayed, I like listening to the Christmas classics and the updated versions  because it gets me into the holiday mood.

Here is a link from RoadCaptinEntertain’s You Tube channel for my favorite traditional Christmas song.