Track Four of Four. Yet another carol in the “Inevitable” category. This was the first Christmas carol I ever learned on guitar… which, given its simplicity, probably isn’t saying much. But either way, I still like this one, so it was about time to finally turn it into a punk rock classic.
The big reason why I like “Feliz Navidad” is the fact that it’s simple, direct, and to the point. But that’s not enough to carry a punk tune like this! So, in the spirit of “Last Minute Shopping” from last year, I decided to throw “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” into the track. This opened the tune up a little, curbed the inherent repetition, and allowed some room for a few jokes! The jokes, of course, had to be thrown in – of all the carols I did this year, “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” is by far my least favorite. For the record, this track is home to my other Christmas recording tradition – the “Holy crap!” sound file. Enjoy! Thank you for listening, have a great holiday, and I’ll see you in 2011.