A Christmas Present From The VC

I said we had a little present for you guys, and boy do we. How about a little synth Christmas concert?

Let’s start off with some classical sort of stuff. Here’s Ding Dong Merrily On High, The Holly and the Ivy and The Christmas Canon. Who knew a synth could sound so beautiful?

Now that those are out of the way, let’s sing about chestnuts roasting on an open fire, silver bells, and a white Christmas. Anybody up for a sleigh ride? Even hating snow, this song can’t help but get me all bouncy and thinking about how cool it would be to ride in a sleigh. Hey, did anyone else think when they were a kid listening to the disney version of Sleigh Ride that the kids were about to gang up on someone? I had such a love-hate relationship with Sleigh Ride as a kid. I loved the song, but in lots of versions, the ending would scare me. Yes, I was a kid with issues. I didn’t like it when songs ended suddenly.

And hey, to anyone out there who used to use Doubletalk, what was the part of Doubletalk that would play those little midi demos? There was Sleigh Ride and a couple of other things. You had to shut ASAP up or the music would crash. I used to think those were awesome back in the day.

Anyway, this isn’t about strolls down memory lane, this is about Christmas music. Here’s Let It Snow, Merry Christmas Saint Nick and Jingle Bells as sung by a Texan.

Now how about we wrap up by saying to everyone, have yourself a merry little Christmas, and we wish you a merry Christmas.

This concludes the synths’ musical performance. If a synth could bow, it would. But we’re not quite done. Here is a play being performed by other synths that everyone loves to watch this time of year. Yes, the synths have dragged out the Dickens and present to you…A Synth Carol. Scruge has never sounded so mechanical. The person who did this is a genius. I still get chills at the end, even though synths are playing all the parts.

So to the person who asked if there were speech synthesizers singing Christmas carols, there’s your answer. If I don’t get a chance to write another post before getting on the big ol’ bus, merry Christmas everyone.

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  1. […] already mentioned my thoughts on “Sleigh ride” in this very synthy post, but what I neglected to do was include the original. When I listen to it now, I think what must […]

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