Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas Mash-Ups

It's beginning to look a lot like Game Time!

Last Week's Winner

Last week, we played the PSB Original Game Little-Known Facts. Well, a few people played. Not many. It was kind of boring. We'll declare Tony the winner since he was the first to respond.

We would wish Tony congratulations, but his win was not based on merit, and merit-less wins are hollow. Like tree trunks. Or swim trunks. Anyway, non-congratulations to Tony, a nod to Lorenzo, and a shake of the fist to the rest of you.

This Week's Game

We are rapidly approaching Christmas, and as you may have noticed, holiday carols are filling the airwaves. And have been for about a month now.

A few Christmases ago, we asked you about an odd duet for a Christmas carol. This year, we are asking you a similar type of mash-up:

Combine two Christmas songs into one and describe what it is about.

We would combine "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" and "All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth" to get "Santa Claus is Coming for My Two Front Teeth," a song about an elf who owes Santa money, can't pay, and is now fearing retaliation. A classic Christmas/Mobster tune.

Your turn. Mash it up!


  1. "I saw Mamma kissing Dominic the Donkey"

    Folksong set in the Basilicata region of Italy in which Junior sneaks dowstairs to find his mother romantically involved with the family burro.

  2. Deck the Halls and Frosty the Snowman..."Deck the Snowman!"

    A song about bullies who go around vandalizing neighborhood snowmen. Santa ends up giving them coal in their stockings, from which they develop black lung.

  3. "Grandma Got Run Over by the Little Drummer Boy"

    Set to a polka, this song depicts the poor little drummer boy, late to play his gig for baby Jesus and ill-equipped to be driving due to his age, running over Grandma as she walked home from our house Christmas Eve. You can say there's no such thing as underaged percussionists driving over the elderly, but as for me and Grandpa we believe

  4. Rudolph the Red Christmas Song

    Rudolph Putineski's wistful ballad reminiscing about Christmas in the USSR

  5. "We Three Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire"

    The song begins pleasantly enough, kind of like a mix between an Alvin & the Chipmunks song and the California Raisins...although the situation gets increasingly dire as the chestnuts cough and dry out and whistle and pop...and it ends in a massive crunch...the camera pans away, and Bing Crosby smiles, hot toddy in one hand, and a few now-silent chestnuts in the other...(I guess it's a music video)

  6. God Rest Ye Chipmunk

    A tired, freezing chipmunk is offered rest and shelter from the cold by an unsuspecting lady. Unfortunately, the chipmunk overstays his welcome and doesn't return to his own home in a timely manner. It's a metaphor for many family guests who don't know when to leave after Christmas dinner.

  7. Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire + Home for the Holidays = Home Roasting on an Open Fire

    It is a song that speaks about why the local news is obsessed with talking about house fires during the holiday season.