Day 1, Countdown to Christmas: Today’s Christmas Song

evasteam_photofunia-1480534908Well, 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!

About Eva Blaskovic

I am a multi-genre author of literary fiction and fantasy, and writer of non-fiction articles on parenting, writing, education, health, and travel. My background encompasses both the sciences and the arts. I teach at a specialized clinic for learning disabilities and mentor young authors. In addition to writing and teaching, my passions are weather, Indian food, gardening, and music. I have played eight musical instruments and spent many years immersed in taekwondo and karate. In my youth, I was an avid canoeist. I was born in Prague, Czech Republic, grew up in Ontario, Canada, and moved to Alberta in 1988, where I raised four children.
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5 Responses to Day 1, Countdown to Christmas: Today’s Christmas Song

  1. JJAzar says:

    Wow, that thumbnail was deceptive! I wasn’t expecting something so heavy lol. I actually like this a lot! The song definitely has a Breaking Benjamin vibe. Thank you for sharing!

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    • Yeah, I couldn’t use copyrighted material for the preview/featured image. Thinking about it, though, I do actually get pretty mellow with wine or coffee when I listen to my “heavy” music (which I love–lots there to listen to).

      I have been a huge Breaking Benjamin fan for many years! Also, I’ve got a few more heavy songs on the list leading up to Dec. 25. Watch for the one on Dec. 24. On Dec. 23, I’ll post the link to the entire playlist, too.

      More heavy: you gave me the idea to add my first book’s playlist link to this article.

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      • JJAzar says:

        Oh, that’s awesome that you’ve been listening to BB for years! I thought their most recent album was stellar. I’ll definitely check out your book’s playlist. I’m strangely fascinated in what other writers listen to when they write, so that sort of post is right up my alley.

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