December 22, 2022 2:51 AM   Subscribe

Christmas carols and hymns as electronic instrumentals: a very 8-bit christmas by lowecase t - carols as chip tunes (via MeFi Projects); and LJ Kruzer's Christmas Carols - rendered in warm, glowing synths and organs
posted by nthdegx (7 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
No l, no l, no l, no l
posted by terrapin at 3:47 AM on December 22, 2022 [4 favorites]

BIT SHIFTER // LET IT SNOW is still my favourite in this genre. Will either make your party of send everybody running for the exits (the whole album)
posted by rongorongo at 3:52 AM on December 22, 2022 [6 favorites]

Oh, if we're going to get into chiptune Christmas albums, I have to mention Professor Shyguy's album Merry Chipmas, which also comes as an intrumental album [basically karaoke tracks]. He's pretty innovative, does live performance, and I first heard of him when he did a cover of Janelle Monae's song Tightrope which was amazing. (In the original key, no less!)
posted by hippybear at 4:55 AM on December 22, 2022 [2 favorites]

Ha, these are great. Nice work, ShawnStruck.
posted by cortex at 8:44 AM on December 22, 2022 [1 favorite]

My absolute favorite in this genre is 8​-​Bit Jesus by Doctor Octoroc, which smashes up Christmas carols with classic NES game music. Every track is a combination of one of each and it works.
posted by Hamusutaa at 10:22 AM on December 22, 2022 [5 favorites]

I'll always love the classic 8bitpeoples Christmas compilation: The 8bits of Christmas [ link]

If you like synth Christmas, there's always the classic Switched On Santa, and Ronnie Martin (of Joy Electric) has a new album of Christmas music this year.
posted by sleeping bear at 10:49 AM on December 22, 2022 [1 favorite]

I've enjoyed Rush Coil's 8-bit Christmas album for many years, especially his renditions of O Christmas Tree, Joy to the World and Carol of the Bells.
posted by Dez at 3:17 PM on December 22, 2022 [1 favorite]

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