Well, it’s December 1st, so I’d say that’s fair game to start rolling out the Christmas music.
I’m a huge fan of Christmas songs, but typically the traditional ones with unique arrangements. As Bret Killeen eloquently states in Beyond the Precipice (2nd edition coming out this month, by the way!), “Except for the familiar melody, it’s like a different song”:
“What’s the Mystery Song tonight?” Turner asked between songs.
“I told you,” Bret said. “O Holy Night.”
In his mind, it had always been that. He’d listened to just about every version he could get his hands on to the extent that online music distributors surely thought he was crazy. He studied the arrangements, then created his own.
“Why?” Turner asked. “We’re already doing a version of it as part of another song.”
“That’s not the whole song, and it’s an instrumental. Totally different.” Why weren’t these things obvious? “A stylized, metal guitar instrumental. Except for the familiar melody, it’s like a different song.” (To the “Tune” of Beyond the Precipice playlist here.)
So get your favourite hot drink and fuzzy slippers if you have them, lean back, close your eyes, and drift away on the sea of your imagination. (Psst, it’s almost Friday!)
Today’s Christmas song is brought to you by MercyMe: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (with Carol of the Bells), posted by mercymeVEVO. Enjoy this intense version!