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Tis the solstice and the season. Take it away Old Ones!
December 22, 2011 6:22 AM   Subscribe

Carol of the Old Ones Warming cockles of your heart. To madness.
posted by tiedtiger (29 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
... maybe even the sub-cockles.
posted by Fizz at 6:30 AM on December 22, 2011 [3 favorites]


Damn.

I'd hoped it would be a somber choral setting of one of the rhymes from Susan Cooper's The Dark is Rising sequence.
posted by The Confessor at 6:32 AM on December 22, 2011 [3 favorites]


Another post with both the tags "cthulhu" and "christmas". Also, Penny Arcade: The Last Christmas.
posted by XMLicious at 6:37 AM on December 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


lovely, but this remains my carol of choice.
posted by squasha at 6:37 AM on December 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


The related Death To The World carol works better cause unlike Carol Of The Bells, the orginal tune isn't already terrifying and relentless.
posted by The Whelk at 6:55 AM on December 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


I love it.

I've always said Christmas needs more Cthulhu.
posted by DuchessProzac at 7:00 AM on December 22, 2011


Mefi's own Cstross short story about Christmas and The Old Ones overtime
posted by The Whelk at 7:02 AM on December 22, 2011 [2 favorites]


It's the most horrible time of the year...
posted by schyler523 at 7:02 AM on December 22, 2011


My favorite is It's Beginning to look a lot like Fish-Men.
posted by martinrebas at 7:03 AM on December 22, 2011 [4 favorites]


I've been listening to these all morning. In youtube I like to add the snow effect for an extra layer of irony.
posted by muddgirl at 7:25 AM on December 22, 2011 [2 favorites]


Adding these to my very short list of acceptable Christmas music, thank you.
posted by Ghostride The Whip at 7:32 AM on December 22, 2011


I've always said Christmas needs more Cthulhu.

Do you know who else oozes down your chimney and gives you what's coming to you?
posted by GenjiandProust at 7:36 AM on December 22, 2011 [2 favorites]


/ on the last Christmas I gave you my thoughts /on the very next day, you tore my sanity away /
posted by The Whelk at 7:41 AM on December 22, 2011


Fear now The Bringer Of Presents and the Filler Of Stockings.
posted by The Whelk at 7:42 AM on December 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


Some people did this, this monday, at Davis Square. Cthulhu-carolling, though I don't know if there is video.
posted by oonh at 7:45 AM on December 22, 2011


My favorite is It's Beginning to look a lot like Fish-Men

I prefer the singing/dancing video of Fishmen over the slideshow one.
posted by fings at 7:48 AM on December 22, 2011 [2 favorites]


Shouldn't this have been done in some kind of Partch scale?
posted by weston at 7:50 AM on December 22, 2011


I've been listening to this Cthulhu Mythos Christmas Carols youtube playlist quite a bit actually.
posted by jeffburdges at 7:52 AM on December 22, 2011


I'm Dreaming Of A Dead City
posted by The Whelk at 7:53 AM on December 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


Sort of vaguely relatedly, in a Christmas + Lovecraft kinda way
posted by koeselitz at 7:54 AM on December 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


To the tune of Band Aid's Feed the World:


It’s christmas time and it’s time to be afraid
at christmas time, the stars are right and the price is paid

And when your mind is empty, He will flay you like a toy
And throw his arms around the world at xmas time.

Please say a prayer, pray for the other ones
the end of times, it’s hard, but when you’re on the run
There’s a world outside your window
and it’s a world of dread and fear
Where the only water flowing is a bloody stream of tears
And the only bells that tolls now is the sense of impending doom.

Well tonight thank god it’s them instead of you
And there won’t christmas anymore from this day
the greatest threat to us has reappeared

Where cthulhu’s cult still grows
like the seas and rivers flow

IA IA CTHULHU PHTAGN

Here’s to him, risen from his deepest slumber
Here’s to the those underneath the burning ground

IA IA CTHULHU PHTAGN

He’ll eat the world
eat the world
eat the world
Sending nations mad with fear and
eat the world
Rl’yeh has risen from the deep
eat the world
Letting man know it is their time.
posted by DuchessProzac at 8:07 AM on December 22, 2011 [2 favorites]


Mi-Go We Have Heard on High is likely my favorite, although A Brumalian Wish is a Lovecraft poem, and fairly nice, if fusty (Lovecraft was a terrible poet, but his Xmas poems have real charm once in a while).

You can also buy the CDs at the HPLHS site -- A Very Scary Solstice and An Even Scarier Solstice. For that last-minute stocking stuffer.
posted by GenjiandProust at 8:08 AM on December 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


Every single year I go through this. Nothing puts me in the Christmas spirit like fishmen and madness.
posted by Stagger Lee at 8:40 AM on December 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


Mefi's own Cstross short story about Christmas and The Old Ones

Source of one of my favorite quotes related to this time of year: "Christmas: the one time of year when you can’t avoid the nuts in your family muesli. "
posted by Runes at 9:58 AM on December 22, 2011


I love the carols, but for my money the greatest Lovecraft cover of all time will forever be, "Hey There Cthulhu".
posted by WidgetAlley at 10:23 AM on December 22, 2011 [4 favorites]


O tidings of madness and woe,
Madness and woe,
O tidings of madness and woe

posted by homunculus at 2:40 PM on December 22, 2011


His reindeer take him to the ski,
Into the sky,
Propelled by the magic fungi

posted by homunculus at 8:31 PM on December 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


Dear Santa can I have an edit window for Xmas thanks.
posted by homunculus at 8:38 PM on December 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


Do You Fear What I Fear   (Never like the explicit reference to H.P.L. but hey)
posted by jeffburdges at 10:39 PM on December 23, 2011


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