holidays, music, retro

Today’s Dispatch: So This Is Christmas (Part 2)

No holiday celebration chez Meimei is complete without a few entries from Barenaked Ladies, whose snarky takes on Christmas classics are always welcomed… at least by myself and my siblings, knowing that my parents would be horrified at what they might hear if we’d played these around them.

First, their now-iconic take on “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” and “We Three Kings.”

And here’s their version of “I Saw Three Ships,” which makes over the old chestnut into one of the happier songs for the holidays. (Too bad there’s no live video of this, but this is my favorite version of all – next to Sting’s, which keeps faithful to the original text.)

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