All I Want For Christmas is pop punk

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All I Want For Christmas is pop punk

A couple of years ago, Belgian national radio station MNM asked us to cover a Christmas song for their holiday and we happily obliged. We picked Slade’s Merry Xmas Everybody and learned two things:

  • Christmas songs are deceivingly hard to play
  • Even by our standards, Slade wasn’t the prettiest band around

Still, we had a lot of fun and we have been aching to do another Christmas song ever since. This year, we finally decided to have another go at it. And we picked one of the best songs ever written.

Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You.

There was a slight kerfuffle when Tom came over to record the vocals and it turned out he thought we were covering Spike Jones’ All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth.

Just like Merry Xmas Everybody, All I Want For Christmas Is You was pretty hard to figure out musically. Or maybe we’re just not that great. Anyhoo, here’s our pop punk cover of Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You!

Oh, and for old times sake, here’s Merry Xmas Everybody (with Hans on vocals) again:

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