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Focus on the Frightful: Dark Christmas Music

Ahh, it’s almost the holidays. White stuff all over the ground that makes me dread going outside (get it out of the gutter, people). But also (and more to the point) holiday music everywhere. Everywhere. And I’m weird, I am not religious at all but the only Christmassey music I do like are generally hymns. I honestly don’t like many of the mainstream Christmas songs.

There are a few, however, that I do like to listen to that are in the holiday vein but may or not be exactly, um, spirity. Some are, though, so read on to find out which are which!

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12 Nights of Christmas by Lucas King

Art by Anatolii Smirnov

I randomly found this while bopping about on YouTube recently and really loved the piano music. The picture is a pretty awesome one, as well.

Snoopy vs. the Red Baron (Christmas Bells) by The Royal Guardsmen

One of my favourite songs is the first Snoopy and the Red Baron so how can I not love the Christmas one?

Darkest Carols, Faithful Sing by Christopher Lee

I can’t give you a video of this one, unfortunately, since it seems to have been scrubbed from YouTube entirely. But have a gander at some of the lyrics and you’ll see why it’s a favourite while we’re decorating.

“Darkest carols, faithful sing glory to the metal kings…

Christ I like these heavy chords, Christ I want to hear some more…

Pleased to clap our hands and yell, Jesus under Satan’s spell”

Awake Ye Scary Great Old Ones by HPLHS

What? Of course I’m going to have a Cthulhu themed Christmas song. Did you expect anything else?

Kidnap the Sandy Claws by Korn (from Nightmare Revisited)

As much as I love the original Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack Korn just adds that little extra zing to ‘Kidnap the Sandy Claws‘.

Making Christmas by Pentatonix

This goes so well with the video that I rarely listen to it on its own.

If I remember more I’ll be sure to update in the comments. If you have any off-beat songs you’d like to share, let me know!

Published inFocus on the Frightful
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