25 Days Of Christmas Music: Day Twenty Five… CHRISTMAS!

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Hope you all got what you wanted… and deserved! (heh heh)

Wow, this is Zero’s World’s 200th post!

200th post

200 posts in one crazy year! This is call for celebration! So if you aren’t already celebrating (you heathens), well now you have 200 good reasons to!

Alright now for my gifts… the first one is another Christmas Cartoon I did for the Sinner’s first Christmas Album… I had lots of people wanting me to make a South Park character for them after they saw the first video I made… so I set out to make another one with more of our Sinner friends and family in it. I think I did a pretty good job… see for yourself:

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These next 4 gifts are versions of my favorite Christmas song, made in 1984 (as I have said, one of my most favorite years, definitely an important one) by Bob Geldof and a ton of musicians from that year. I’m sure you all know I am talking about the Christmas Super Group: BAND AID and the song “Do They Know It’s Christmas Time?” Say what you want about this song and those who worked together to create it… but it will probably always be my favorite. It’s been that way for 40 years and will probably be that way for another 40 (God willing, isn’t that what people say?). Well for the 40th anniversary of the song, Bob got together another group of musicians and rewrote the lyrics to represent the new growing problem in Africa (and the rest of the world as well), the Ebola Virus. You might not have known that. You might also not have known that Bob remakes the song with new musicians every ten years, which means there are now four versions of it. And again, say what you want, they are all cool in my book, even if I don’t know who most of the musicians are in the other versions. As I said before, what ever reasons people come together to do good… well, it’s good, and let’s just leave it at that. There’s enough things to criticize each other for… lots of reasons to put that “Haters” hat on. It’s time we let the good deed go unpunished… or at least time we tried.

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Again, say what you want… I say bless you Bob! Let the world know it’s Christmas!

Ok… there ya go… thanks to everyone for sharing the holidays! Now look below… you just might find a gift with your name on it…

MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY 200th POST!

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25 Days Of Christmas Songs: Day Twenty Four (Christmas Eve!)

Here we are… Christmas Eve… everyone getting that last-minute shopping or wrapping done? I have a few things left to wrap… but other than that, I’m all done! I remember days of wrapping till five in the morning though… and I don’t miss them, lol.

Now when I was growing up, we went through different stages on how to open presents. Most of my childhood we did it the traditional way… Christmas Morning. Then we started opening up one gift on Christmas Eve. This was kind of cool. You hoped you picked a good one, but most the time it was socks. Later my mom decided it was best we open all our presents Christmas Eve… that way we could play all night and let her sleep in Christmas Morning… lol. It worked out for everyone!

Nowadays, with my own kids, it’s strictly traditional… wait for the kids to go to sleep and then starts the task of filling the space up beneath the tree (after last-minute wrapping is done of course), then we are woken up at the nutcrack of dawn (lol, like nutcracker… nutcrack of dawn… I crack myself up) and then begins the opening of the gifts (some of which were only wrapped for a few short hours) and then comes the breaking of the gifts… yes, it’s very traditional.

But here in Zero’s World we are going back to my family’s short tradition of one present on Christmas Eve… and I hope you all like it!

While looking through and posting Christmas Songs I found a lot of cute cartoon videos made by different people…. some were really good. So I thought I’d share one that I made back in 2011. It was for the band Sin City Sinners (they have 2 Christmas Albums so you know they are doubly cool).

I had made a video for one of the songs off there first Christmas Album:

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And yes, that’s my Christmas Tree:

Sing Along:

Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree

Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree
at the Christmas party hop
Mistletoe hung where you can see
Ev’ry couple tries to stop

Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree
Let the Christmas Spirit ring
Later we’ll have some pumpkin pie
and we’ll do some caroling

You will get a sentimental feeling when you hear voices singing
“Let’s be jolly; Deck the halls with boughs of holly”

Rocking around the Christmas Tree
Have a happy holiday
Everyone’s dancing merrily
In a new old-fashioned way

You will get a sentimental feeling when you hear voices singing
“Let’s be jolly; Deck the halls with boughs of holly”

Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house

Not a creature was stirring not even a mouse

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care

In hopes that St. Nicholas soon be there

You will get a sentimental feeling when you hear voices singing
“Let’s be jolly; Deck the halls with boughs of holly”

Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree
Have a happy holiday
Everyone’s dancing merrily
In a new old-fashioned way

You will get a sentimental feeling when you hear voices singing
“Let’s be jolly; Deck the halls with boughs of holly”

Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree
Have a happy holiday
Everyone’s dancing merrily
In a new old-fashioned way

Merry Christmas Vegas!

25 Days Of Christmas: Day Twenty Three

It’s our last 2 for Tuesday before Christmas. I thought it would be nice to take a little vacation from the cold…

Sing Along:

                                 Christmas Island

How’dja like to spend Christmas on Christmas Island?
How’dja like to spend the holiday away across the sea?
How’dja like to spend Christmas on Christmas Island?
How’dja like to hang a stocking on a great big coconut tree?

How’d you like to stay up late like the islanders do?
Wait for Santa to sail in with your presents in a canoe
If you ever spend Christmas on Christmas Island
You will never stray for everyday your Christmas dreams come true

How’dja like to spend Christmas on Christmas Island?
How’dja like to spend the holiday away across the sea?
How’dja like to spend Christmas on Christmas Island?
How’dja like to hang a stocking on a great big coconut tree?

How’d you like to stay up late like the islanders do?
Wait for Santa to sail in with your presents in a canoe
If you ever spend Christmas on Christmas Island
You will never stray for everyday your Christmas dreams come true

How’dja like to spend Christmas on Christmas Island?
How’dja like to spend the holiday away across the sea?
How’dja like to spend Christmas on Christmas Island?
How’dja like to hang a stocking on a great big coconut tree?

How’d you like to stay up late like the islanders do?
Wait for Santa to sail in with your presents in a canoe
If you ever spend Christmas on Christmas Island
You will never stray for everyday your Christmas dreams come true

Ahhh… that was nice… you can just close you eyes and drift away to a warmer climate. Reminds me of a scene from my favorite Christmas movie:

Sing Along:

                     Mele Kalikimaka

Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say
On a bright Hawaiian Christmas day
That’s the island greeting that we send to you
From the land where palm trees sway

Here we know that Christmas will be green and bright
The sun to shine by day and all the stars at night
Mele Kalikimaka is Hawaii’s way
To say Merry Christmas to you

Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say
On a bright Hawaiian Christmas day
That’s the island greeting that we send to you
From the land where palm trees sway

Here we know that Christmas will be green and bright
The sun to shine by day and all the stars at night
Mele Kalikimaka is Hawaii’s way
To say Merry Christmas to you

Here we know that Christmas will be green and bright
The sun to shine by day and all the stars at night
Mele Kalikimaka is Hawaii’s way
To say Merry Christmas to you

Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say
On a bright Hawaiian Christmas day
That’s the island greeting that we send to you
From the land where palm trees sway

Here we know that Christmas will be green and bright
The sun to shine by day and all the stars at night
Mele Kalikimaka is Hawaii’s way
To say Merry Christmas
A very Merry Christmas
A very, very, Merry,Merry Christmas to you

 

 

25 Days Of Christmas Music: Day Twenty Two

There was another song on that “Peter, Paul, and Mommy” album that was kinda Christmasy, though the song isn’t really about Christmas… it’s called “The Marvelous Toy”… I liked this song as a kid, and loved it once I had kids of my own. The song represented the album in a way… my parents shared it with me as a young child, and I played it for my children as well. I will be sure they each have a copy of it to play for their kids and so the circle becomes a cycle… and a good one.

While searching Christmas songs/videos I came across another cute little cartoon someone made. Although it is not the version I know of the song by Peter, Paul, and Mary… the video does make it a Christmas Song and therefore playable here on the 25 Days Of Christmas Music:

Sing Along:

               The Marvelous Toy

When I was just a wee little lad
Full of health and joy
My father homeward came one night
And gave to me a toy

A wonder to behold it was
With many colors bright
And the moment I laid eyes on it
It became my heart’s delight

It went “Zip” when it moved
And “Bop” when it stopped
And “Whirrr” when it stood still
I never knew just what it was and I guess I never will

The first time that I picked it up
I had a big surprise
‘Cause right on the bottom were two big buttons
That looked like big green eyes

I first pushed one and then the other
Then I twisted its lid
And when I set it down again
Here is what it did

It went “Zip” when it moved
And “Bop” when it stopped
And “Whirrr” when it stood still
I never knew just what it was and I guess I never will

It first marched left and then marched right
Then marched under a chair
And when I looked where it had gone
It wasn’t even there

I started to cry, but my daddy laughed
‘Cause he knew that I would find
When I turned around my marvelous toy
Would be chugging from behind

“Zip” when it moved
And “Bop” when it stopped
And “Whirrr” when it stood still
I never knew just what it was and I guess I never will

Whirr, whirr, whirr

The years have gone by too quickly it seems
I have my own little boy
And yesterday I gave to him
My marvelous little toy

His eyes nearly popped right out of his head
And he gave a squeal of glee
Neither one of us knows just what it is
But he loves it just like me

It still goes “Zip” when it moves
And “Bop” when it stops
And “Whirrr” when it standstill
I never knew just what it was and I guess I never will

 

25 Days Of Christmas: Day Twenty One

Alright… back to Christmas:

Sing Along:

         Merry Fucking Christmas

I heard there is no Christmas
In the silly Middle East
No trees, no snow, no Santa Claus
They have different religious beliefs

They believe in Muhammad
And not in our holiday
And so every December
I go to the Middle East and say

Hey there, Mr. Muslim
Merry fuckin’ Christmas
Put down that book, ‘The Koran’
And hear some holiday wishes

In case you haven’t noticed
It’s Jesus’ Birthday
So get off your heathen Muslim Ass
And fuckin’ celebrate

There is no holiday season
In India, I’ve heard
They don’t hang up their stockings
And that is just absurd

They’ve never read a Christmas story
They don’t know what Rudolph is about
And that’s why in December
I’ll go to India and shout

Hey there, Mr. Hinduist
Merry fuckin’ Christmas
Drink egg nog, and eat some beef
And pass it to the Missus

In case you haven’t noticed
It’s Jesus’s Birthday
So get off your heathen Hindu ass
And fuckin’ celebrate

Now I heard that in Japan
Everyone just lives in sin
They pray to several Gods
And put needles in their skin

On December twenty-fifth
All they do is eat a cake
And that is why I’ll go to Japan
And walk around and say

Hey there, Mr. Shintoist
Merry fuckin’ Christmas
God is gonna kick your ass
You infidelic pagan scum

In case you haven’t noticed
There’s festive things to do
So let’s all rejoice for Jesus
And Merry fuckin’ Christmas to you

On Christmas Day, I travel ’round the world and say
Taoists, Krishna’s, Buddhists and all you atheists too
Merry fuckin’ Christmas to you
Thank you, Mr. Hat

 

25 Days Of Christmas Songs: Day Twenty (1 day of Hanukkah songs)

Alright, we are half-way through Chanukah… and I don’t want to leave my hebrew readers out… so here are 8 Hanukah songs to join in on the festivities:

 

Happy Hanukkah!

 

25 Days Of Christmas Songs: Day Nineteen

 

I thought this was appropriate. I know, not funny, but appropriate.

Sing Along (if you can get yourself to do so):

          Christmas at Ground Zero

It’s Christmas at Ground Zero
There’s music in the air
The sleigh bells are ringin’ and the carolers are singin’
While the air raid sirens blare

It’s Christmas at Ground Zero
The button has been pressed
The radio just let us know
That this is not a test

Everywhere the atom bombs are droppin’
It’s the end of all humanity
No more time for last minute shoppin’
It’s time to face your final destiny

Well, it’s Christmas at Ground Zero
There’s panic in the crowd
We can dodge debris while we trim the tree
Underneath a mushroom cloud

[siren]

You might hear some reindeer on your rooftop
Or Jack Frost on your windowsill
But if someone’s climbin’ down your chimney
You better load your gun and shoot to kill

Oh, it’s Christmas at Ground Zero
And if the radiation level’s okay
I’ll go out with you and see the all new
Mutations on New Year’s Day

It’s Christmas at Ground Zero
Just seconds left to go
I’ll duck and cover with my yuletide lover
Underneath the mistletoe

It’s Christmas at Ground Zero
Now the missiles are on their way
What a crazy fluke we’re gonna get nuked
On this jolly holiday
What a crazy fluke we’re gonna get nuked
On this jolly holiday

[siren]

25 Days Of Christmas: Day Eighteen

So, as I mentioned, I took the day off from the internet yesterday, listened to some Howard Stern… next post will be all about my day and the show… so to get us all in the mood here’s some Christmas songs from the Howard Stern Show.

Sorry, I didn’t have time to chase down lyrics for all of these… this is for the Stern fans. Bababooey!

25 Days Of Christmas Music: Day Seventeen

MXPX! Haven’t heard of them? The somewhat christian punk band out of Bremerton. Well, check out the album Life In General… it’s really good!

I’d post some of the songs from that album, but this is for Christmas songs, and I guess MXPX does have a Christmas CD (all the best bands have Christmas Albums, I know, I know, Motley Crue never had a Christmas Album, but they should have, and they could have called it, “Have A Motley Christmas And A Happy Crue Year”, man, that would have rocked). I haven’t heard MXPX’s Christmas album and until now had not seen this video or heard this song… I like it, though. It makes a point by missing one. Yes, an American Elite Christmas Carol! Plus it’s funny!

Sing Along:

                            Gimme Christmas

All I want for christmas is a yippie little dog
With a diamond collar on, wearing Louis Vuitton
All I really want is some real estate,
I’ll take from Rockefeller center to the Golden Gate
All I want for christmas is my own private island

All I want for christmas is everything you got,
So empty your pockets, I don’t ask for a lot
Yeah all I really want is a movie screen,
Ten times bigger than you’ve ever seen
All I want for christmas is the best of everything

It’s not really greed
It’s just what I need
It’s Christmas

‘Cause all I want for christmas is another one of me,
To do all my work so I can watch TV
All I really want is a mansion in the sky
With a stairway up to heaven and a gold plated tie
All I want for christmas is a planet named after me

So all I want for christmas is two aces in the hole,
My favorite team, the seahawks win the superbowl
All I really want is a massive skate park
With those stadium lights so I can skate in the dark
Yeah all I want for christmas is your best champagne on ice, nice

It’s not really greed
It’s just what I need
It’s Christmas 

25 Days Of Christmas Music: Day Sixteen

Day 16 is another 2 for Tuesday… and it’s a cold one!

Sing Along:

                     Baby, It’s Cold Outside

I really can’t stay – Baby it’s cold outside
I’ve got to go away – Baby it’s cold outside
This evening has been – Been hoping that you’d drop in
So very nice – I’ll hold your hands, they’re just like ice

My mother will start to worry – Beautiful, what’s your hurry?
Father will be pacing the floor – Listen to the fireplace roar
So really I’d better scurry – Beautiful, please don’t hurry
Maybe just a half a drink more – Put some records on while I pour

The neighbors might think – Baby, it’s bad out there
Say, what’s in this drink? – No cabs to be had out there
I wish I knew how – Your eyes are like starlight now
To break this spell – I’ll take your hat, your hair looks swell

I ought to say no, no, no – Mind if I move in closer?
At least I’m gonna say that I tried – What’s the sense in hurting my pride?
I really can’t stay – Baby don’t hold out
Ah, but it’s cold outside

I’ve got to get home – Oh, baby, you’ll freeze out there
Say, lend me your coat – It’s up to your knees out there
You’ve really been grand – Thrill when you touch my hand
Why don’t you see – How can you do this thing to me?

There’s bound to be talk tomorrow – Think of my life long sorrow
At least there will be plenty implied – If you caught pneumonia and died
I really can’t stay – Get over that hold out
Ah, but it’s cold outside
Oh, baby, it’s cold outside
Oh, baby, it’s cold outside

Before I get to the second song I’d like to mention all the comments on that YouTube video arguing over who is singing that version. Seems to be a YouTube mystery, lol… it sounded like Bing Crosby and Doris Day to me… but after looking up and listening to several versions, some that say are by Bing and Doris and some that say they are by Johnny Mercer and Margaret Whiting I have to admit, I have no idea which is which… lol.

It’s a nice song though right? A holiday classic… yea you all know where I’m going. Growing up I definitely thought, wow, that Bing… or was it Johnny, he sure is sly…

Yes, reading between the lines of this one puts us into areas not so Christmas like… I mean am I the only one who is worried about Doris… or Margaret?

Well, I was watching comedy central the other night and their “All-Star Non-Denominational Christmas Special” was on. Key & Peele seemed to hit what I’m getting at, right on the head:

Sing Along:

                           Just Stay For The Night

Would you look at the time – You Should just stay here for the night

I’ve had too much wine – You can leave at first light

It isn’t that far – Baby just stay where you are

Back to my place – You can’t escape from my embrace

I really had a nice time – Let me just refill that wine

I really need to say goodbye – I would love to see you try

Please unlock this door – It’s locked from the outside

Look I really have to go – No you really have to stay

Hey no means no – That’s what they all say

Your hurting my arm – I won’t cause you any harm

Let go of me –  We can make this hard or easy

A woman always comes prepared – Ohh I’m really scared

I said this is not what I want – Why do you have to be such a

I know self-defense – I dare you to try it

I don’t want to fight – Bitch you are mine tonight

(FIGHTING)

Please just go away – I thought you wanted me to stay

I just changed my mind – I think I’ll just stay and unwind

How did this all switch – Now you are my bitch

Please just be kind tonight  – Now you are mine tonight

 

Exactly what I meant… I mean the song is a Christmas Date Rape in progress…

Oh the things we all find humorous…

And if you think that’s funny, you should check out South Park’s “Washington Redskins Go Fuck Yourself Holiday Special”.  Bill Cosby and Taylor Swift find themselves in the same winter time predicament.

Happy Holidays!