Thursday, November 24, 2011

Christmas Music For The Discriminating Geek (Part III)

Our special feature Christmas Music for the Discriminating Geek doesn't believe in holidays and continues today to provide you with non-traditional holiday music choices as you fight off food comas and belligerent relatives. Take a moment to remember that they are your family (and probably mean well), turkey is delicious, the cake is not a lie, and in a few hours-if not sooner!- you'll be back to your digital opiate of choice.

The biggest problem with traditional Christmas music is that dated message of I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus doesn't really resonate in the digital age no matter how you try to shoehorn it in, and the less said about Feliz Navidad, the beter. Thankfully for all of us- especially those of us who look forward to spending the holidays in Azeroth- there's Oxhorn's Christmas for Geeks- a World of Warcraft themed holiday album perfect for the 21st century!

Deep down inside, gnomes may know that there's no Santa... but that doesn't mean they don't want to believe in him! (source)

Written to appeal specifically to World of Warcraft players young and old (all 10.5 million of them...), Oxhorn's silly arrangements are ones that most gamers can appreciate regardless of their franchise or MMO allegiance. The songs are all written with an insider's knowledge and plenty of humor, so this album will fill you with equal doses of holiday cheer and good 'ol fashioned geeky cheer. If you're not smiling by the middle of I Saw Three Rogues, then I have no idea what you're doing on this site*.

Oxhorn's Christmas for Geeks is available on iTunes, Amazon, and a host of other digital distributors... but why not take a listen to see if this is the nerdy album that will put you in the holiday mood?


If it puts you in any other kind of mood you may want to keep that to yourself. Or just reactivate your WoW account, spike the crap out of your eggnog, and ring in the holidays in the new old fashioned way!

*- You can be forgiven for missing half the references in It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like This Raid Isn't Going to Happen- I barely caught five myself.