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December 2, 2013 1:47 PM   Subscribe

How much do hockey players love Christmas? A lot. They love trying and failing to name Santa's reindeer. They love trying to define what is and is not a carol versus a song. They love reading 'Twas the Night Before Christmas to small children. They even love singing original Christmas songs that rhyme "take for granted" with "less-advantaged" (or at least holding signs while Igor Larionov's daughters sing).

However, what they love more than anything is singing a whole album's worth of hockey-themed Christmas carols like the 2011 Chicago Blackhawks.
posted by Copronymus (26 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
And here I was, just the other day, thinking the glory days of stuff like "Ram It" was a thing of the past.
posted by The Card Cheat at 1:54 PM on December 2, 2013


This kind of thing is always a bad idea. Did we learn nothing from da Bears?
posted by thelonius at 1:57 PM on December 2, 2013


You know what, I watched too many wretched 12 Days of Christmas parodies today, and one of the very worst was by the Calgary Flames, so in recompense I should post their own embarrassing 80s anthem, "You Can't Touch a Flame When It's Red Hot".
posted by Copronymus at 2:01 PM on December 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


Wait don't forget the Nashville Predators' Christmas Card!
posted by troika at 2:05 PM on December 2, 2013 [2 favorites]


Or the Nashville Predators' 2012 Christmas video, or the Real American one they released for no reason whatsoever.
posted by troika at 2:07 PM on December 2, 2013


This year's Calgary Hitmen (plus a few others) Teddy Bear toss.
posted by notyou at 2:18 PM on December 2, 2013


Wait don't forget the Nashville Predators' Christmas Card!

If you were somehow not already onboard the Seth Jones bandwagon, surely the sight of him shredding the bejesus out of a quadruple-necked guitar will get you onboard.

Also, I have a hobby of watching these things to see who's really into it versus who's kind of embarrassed by it, and in this case my official Gold Star of Committing Hard goes to Kevin Klein, who looks like he might actually be the guitarist for the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
posted by Copronymus at 2:18 PM on December 2, 2013 [2 favorites]


quadruple-necked guitar

Quintuple! That thing has FIVE NECKS.
posted by troika at 2:24 PM on December 2, 2013


Quintuple! That thing has FIVE NECKS.

Holy hell, I didn't even consider that possibility.
posted by Copronymus at 2:36 PM on December 2, 2013


And don't forget the best hockey Christmas video so far this year, the All Chicago Gay Hockey Association singing All I Want for Christmas Is You. There's even a kick-line with ice skates! It's awesome.
posted by benk at 2:39 PM on December 2, 2013 [3 favorites]


AHHHHHHHHH! Do NOT WTFV....need. to. rinse. eyes. and. ears.

It's a good think these boys play hockey. I'm not sure there is anything else they could do...
posted by salishsea at 2:54 PM on December 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


This kind of thing is always a bad idea. Did we learn nothing from da Bears? yt

that was a great idea, not a bad one.
posted by Ironmouth at 3:07 PM on December 2, 2013


I didn't realise Brett Hull had played for Calgary, that video also featured glorious facial hair
posted by Harpocrates at 4:44 PM on December 2, 2013


oh fuck, didn't anyone warn them about the devil that lives in Bryan Bickell!?!
posted by mannequito at 4:56 PM on December 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


I like hockey and all, but this has nothing on Rasheed Wallace and the unfortunate rookies on the Detroit Pistons in 2006.

REMIX!!!
posted by Turkey Glue at 5:42 PM on December 2, 2013


TRUST ME YOU WANT TO SEE SETH JONES ON THE QUINT-GUITAR
posted by lineofsight at 5:43 PM on December 2, 2013


Wait don't forget the Nashville Predators' Christmas Card!

Obviously, the quintuple neck guitar has been covered, but I also love the double necked bass (identified as "monster bass" in the credits), one neck of which seems to be randomly bolted onto the side, the fact the Terry Crisp can't even be bothered to put his mouth on the flute he's pretending to play, or the fact that the mascot is on cello.

HOW ARE YOU EVEN PLAYING WITH GIANT MASCOT FINGERS?
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 7:57 AM on December 3, 2013


The dark side of sports teams' holiday singing is revealed in this atrocious version of I Have a Little Dreidel by the Houston Rockets.
posted by Copronymus at 10:26 AM on December 3, 2013


The Capitals just sent this out. It's cute, but there's no awful singing :(
posted by troika at 8:30 AM on December 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


OH WAIT THERE ARE OUTTAKES
posted by troika at 8:32 AM on December 12, 2013


Argh, I just came here to post that.

It is delightful. Here are just the gifs if you don't go in for video.

Also props to Brouwer for maximum bass intensity and for proving that former Blackhawks love goofy Christmas promotions almost as much as current Blackhawks.
posted by Copronymus at 8:54 AM on December 12, 2013


Here's the Canucks' ugly sweater fashion show, including the rookies singing I Will Remember You with Sarah McLachlan.
posted by mannequito at 12:27 PM on December 12, 2013


Like I said earlier, I watched a ton of terrible half-hearted version of the 12 Days of Christmas for this post, and today the Blues came out with one that's pretty enjoyable. If you watch the outtakes, you can catch a glimpse of Maxim Lapierre's hat in action which defies my powers of description. Also there is David Backes being smug ironically for the purposes of self-deprecation, but don't believe it for a second, he's actually very smug regularly.
posted by Copronymus at 5:43 PM on December 16, 2013


Okay, the San Jose Sharks' holiday video is definitely my favorite so far.
posted by troika at 7:35 AM on December 17, 2013


Though the Boston Bruins' is pretty wonderful, too.
posted by troika at 7:40 AM on December 17, 2013


The Blackhawks have a rebuttal. Minus points for only being marginally holiday-themed, but big points for both ridiculousness and for including every player on the roster. Mike Kostka, it's your time to shine!
posted by Copronymus at 5:01 PM on December 20, 2013


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