Carol of the Bells
The Bird and the Bee
The problem with this whole holiday edition thing is that I love so many different versions of Christmas songs. Traditional, alternative, indie, pop…I love it all. I’m naturally more drawn to the alternative/indie genres because that’s what I prefer when it’s not the holidays.
Carol of the Bells is always a favorite of mine, and I honestly couldn’t decide which version to share with you. There are two completely opposite versions of the song and I love each one so much – especially when adding to a play list for running, racing or working out during the holiday season.
The Bird and the Bee makes a beautiful, almost eerie version of this song. For some reason, it makes me think of a cold, snowy, Christmas night. I love it.
However, if you are racing a local holiday race and need something to really get you pumped up, this sick version by August Burns Red is a must have on your list. In fact, they have an entire holiday album (Sleddin’ Hill) that rocks hard. Literally. To be honest with you, I really enjoy every single song on their album. Maybe not the album you want playing during your cozy family Christmas party with Grandma, but definitely something to have on hand for a good holiday rager. Did you know this band is actually a Christian rock band?
Are you a fan of metal? Any obscure Christmas Albums out there that you enjoy?