It’s only December 9 and already we’ve been bombarded with cutesy holiday commercials: shoppers dancing, impromptu choirs singing about computers, and of course, ads for cars with huge Christmas bows on them. (Which always leads me to wonder–who gets a car for Christmas? And where do you get a bow like that?)
With all of these twists on Christmas songs and traditions, I started thinking about just how much the traditional Christmas songs have been recycled, distorted, and “revamped” throughout the years. And because this blog embraces what some would call the “weird,” I created a YouTube compilation video with people around the world playing “Carol of the Bells”–on weird instruments.