Well, in case you haven’t noticed, it’s Christmas time (surprise!). Hopefully you’ve got all your Christmas shopping done; if not, well, you’ve still got a few hours left to get stuff. I finished exams late this year (the 17th to be precise, although I know of people who had some later that that…not cool university, not cool) and as such had a week to get things done. Somehow, I got everything done in a day, although it was a rather full day of shopping to say the least. At least everyone was rather well behaved, unlike a few people down in Texas. Maybe you heard about the people who got maced at an early mall opening for being too rowdy. They were there for the limited release of a new kind of Air Jordans. PEOPLE GOT MACED FOR BEING TOO UNRULY OVER A PAIR OF SHOES. I mean, seriously people. Anyways, you can read the rest of the article http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/shoppers-maced-at-chaotic-dallas-air-jordan-sneaker-sale/story-e6frf7jx-1225975730453 here if you like.

This is a music blog, however, so onto the music. No doubt you’ve been listening to all sorts of Christmas music for the past little while, some of you earlier than others (read: some a few days ago, others starting in the middle of November). If you’re like me, you may have possibly grown a little tired of all the original classics. Not that there’s anything wrong with them, I do appreciate them. However, diversity is the spice of life, no? Ok so barring that terrible cliché, it’s always nice to have some new Christmas music to listen to. I’ve got two alternative (well, at least it’s true with the latter) tracks for ya.

Tom Petty – It’s Christmas All Over Again

This song is possibly as old as I am, but unlike the original Christmas classics, I’ve yet to actually grow tired of it. Besides, Tom Petty + Christmas = Awesome times. Awesome times indeed.

Muse – Starlight (Christmas Remix)

Another Muse track? Me? Go figure. As far as remixes go it’s fairly simple; it’s Starlight with a Christmas touch, where the piano has been replaced with orchestral bells, sleigh bells play in the background, and even (what I’m pretty sure to be) a glockenspiel. Simple, but oh so effective. It’s the right song to do it for as well imo. It could totally be a Christmas song, right? Enjoy.

So, for whichever holiday you celebrate around this time of year, be it Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza, The Solstice, or perhaps even Festivus (hope you brought your wrestling gear if you do), have a good one this holiday season.