Great Gifts for Gamers: 8-Bit Jesus

Every family has their holiday music traditions. Many families enjoy hearing the original Alvin and the Chipmunks (not the computer animated abominations of today) sing joyful little ballads with their surrogate father, Dave.  At my parents’ house, John Denver and The Muppets: Christmas Together is a yearly staple. Every department store in America is playing some sort of pop music amalgam of seasonal messages. Truly, the sounds of Christmas are in the air no matter where you go.


So as you are deciding what music to play as you decorate, wrap, and basically eat yourself into a stupor, may I suggest 8-Bit Jesus for your holiday gatherings?


A fun interpretation of classic carols, 8-Bit Jesus is an album of Christmas songs which have been arranged in the style of excellent games from the early days of Nintendo. Doctor Octoroc (the creator of this wonderful mix) has done a great job putting a digital twist on these songs, with my favorites being “Carol of the Belmonts,” and “Have Yourself a Final Little Fantasy.”  There is a preview of the album on his website, so you can hear just how awesome it is before you decide to purchase the music for your friends and family.  So if you are looking for a nice video game twist to add to your holidays, check out this album!

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