This is my favorite time of year for EVERYTHING, but especially BATTLE OF THE BANDS. I don’t know about you, but for me the music of Christmastime seems to set the mood perfectly. I love it all, from the secular to the hymns. From the goofy (think; braking dogs doing ‘Jingle Bells’) to the most reverent (Handel’s ‘Messiah’, comes to mind). I actually start planning and looking up music as soon as the leaves begin to turn, so let’s get on with it.
I had a couple of different tunes in mind for December 1, but in the end I decided to kick the Christmas BOTB off with a tune that is not a traditional Christmas hymn but not quite a secular song either.
First up let’s hear from that amazing a Capella group The Pentatonix with ‘Mary Did You Know’.
Next, a more traditional version by a non-traditional kind of guy Mr. CeeLo Green or Gnarls Barkley or however you may know him. As a side note; I usually tell you not to let the video influence your vote. In this case I hope the video won’t influence your vote, but if it influences your life…well, I think that would be great.
Mr. CeeLo Green with ‘Mary Did You Know’
Now, you guys know what to do, how to do it and where. Once you’ve finished up here head on over to the home of TSMOTP, Mr. Stephen T. McCarthy and see what he has cooked up for us on his BOTB this Christmas Season. You can find him at STMcC Presents Battle of the Bands Mr. McCarthy will provide links to the other participants. Please try to visit everyone and vote on their BATTLES.
I’ll be back on the 7th with my vote and the final tally AND another Christmas tune. In the meantime please enjoy this season as we lead up to one of the most holy and most enjoyable of all Holidays Christmas!