December 12, 2008

The 12 Days of Christmas Videos: Day 1

There are some cool, some funny, some interesting Christmas related videos out there, so I thought I'd start highlighting a few of my favorites. On each of the next 12 days leading up to Christmas Eve I'm going to highlight a different video. Enjoy.

Okay, I'm going to start with something funny. It is after all a time to be full of good cheer. By now everyone has probably heard a few of radio DJ Bob Rivers' Twisted Christmas Carols. Rivers is the Weird Al of Christmas, a sort of Matt Stone & Trey Parker for the holidays. His first foray into holiday shenanigans was in the 80s when he released his first Christmas parody CD. On the backs of such songs as "Wreck the Malls," "Wish You Weren't Living With Us," and "The Twelve Pains of Christmas" he shockingly racked up over a million sales. Since then he's produced four more parody CDs with lots of classic comedy like "I Am Santa Claus" (to the tune of Iron Man), "It's the Most Fattening Time of the Year", "There's A Santa Who Looks A Lot Like Elvis," and the classic "Walkin' 'Round in Women's Underwear." To get my 12 Days of Christmas Videos kicked off I thought it only appropriate to go back to Bob's beginnings. And let's be honest, this pretty much sums up how Christmas actually is.

The Twelve Pains of Christmas.