Posts Tagged ‘Countdown To Christmas’

I had a lot of fun doing this countdown to Christmas for all of you guys as we shared some funny videos, songs, and other things as well. I just wanted to take the time to wish everyone all around the world a very Merry Christmas. I hope that you are taking the time to spend time with the ones you love because that is what this day is about. I also hope that everyone received everything they asked for as far as Christmas presents are concerned. I have a little Christmas present for all of you metal heads out there in the form of a song. What happens when you take one of the biggest voices of metal and match him together with one of the godfathers of metal? Well, you get a collaboration between Ronnie James Dio and Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath. The two got together for a project called Metal X-Mas and they did the song God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. So sit back, relax, and rock out with some killer Christmas music from a couple of legends. Merry Christmas everyone.

Early in 2015, the wrestling world and it’s fans lost one of it’s most beloved figures in legend Rowdy Roddy Piper who was one of the great personalities wrestling ever had. Well while I was cruising through the internet super highway, I discovered this video Caroling With Roddy Piper courtesy of Uproxx that was produced by Royal Canadian Air Farce, a comedy group from Canada. The video features Roddy Piper doing his own version of the 12 Days Of Christmas with a big fan. The beginning of the video will entice you to stay and watch as Piper is so warm in his greeting. The video is hilarious as you don’t know what to expect, but when you see it, it’s definitely classic Piper at his best. There is only one day until Christmas as today is Christmas Eve so let’s enjoy it with the Late Roddy Piper.

metallicaThere are only a few days left until Christmas day and we have something special for all of you. If you are a fan of thrash metal legends Metallica then you are going to want to hear this piece of news. To celebrate the Christmas season, the band or particularly James Hetfield and his cat Tabs have unleashed a snippet of a brand new Metallica song. It’s only like ten seconds of the song, but it pretty much gives you an idea of where the band is going with their new music. The only thing is hat in order to view the video, you have to be a member of the Met Club which is Metallica’s fan club. Never fear though, it is free to sign up so head to the link here and sign up so you can hear it.

a christmas cheersFor today’s Countdown to Christmas, we have a very special video for all of you from one of the biggest metal bands in history. There is only 4 days left (that’s including today) and Iron Maiden have unleashed a cool gift to all their fans to help celebrate the fact that 2015 was a great year. The band’s latest record Book Of Souls was a huge success so the band recorded a song and a video to help celebrate the Christmas season with A Christmas Cheers. In the animate video, the Book Of Souls Mayan Eddie isn’t familiar with Christmas, but he is soon taught by all the different Eddie mascots of the past when they all show up. Artist Val Andrade helped create the video for the band which even features they saying happy holidays in many different languages as well and expect to see the band live in 2016 too. Check out the video below and celebrate the holidays with the Eddies.

murray christmasThere is only five days until Christmas (including today) and that means we have another countdown to Christmas post for all of you. For today’s post, I turned to one of the most legendary figures of comedy of the last 30 plus years in Bill Murray (Stripes, Ghostbusters, etc.) and his Netflix original special A Very Murray Christmas. Int he special, Bill Murray finds himself having the Christmas blues as he is to perform live for an audience. The thing he is worried about is that no one will show up to help him on his special. With the help of some new friends and some great Christmas music, they’ll pass the time and worries. The special features appearances from Paul Shaffer, Maya Rudolf, Michael Cera, Jason Schwartzman, Jenny Lewis, Rashida Jones, David Johansen, Chris Rock, Amy Poehler, and so many more.

murray.pngThis is definitely a must see special for any fans of Bill Murray and/or Christmas because it’s unique and different than what we usually get around this time. You’ll see in the special that Bill isn’t really that bad of a singer as he can handle his own with someone like Maya Rudolf who has some pipes to her. Maya really impressed me a lot with her rendition of Christmas Baby Please Come Home. I never really was a huge fan of David Johansen and his singing ability, but I get why he is there (the guy is legendary after all). He does change my mind a little during a huge rendition of Fairytale Of New York. Bill Murray is a master at what he does and you guys need to check this out and Miley Cyrus even makes an appearance in the special. She does a pretty good rendition of Silent Night that let’s you remember why we thought she had talent in the first place. The special is available as we speak on Netflix right now, but to entice you a little more I am providing a trailer for all of you to check out. I am giving the special an A for a final grade.

cordenFor today’s Countdown To Christmas post, we have something for all of you that has to do with Star Wars considering the newest film Star Wars: The Force Awakens was just released. Unlike most of the internet, I am not going to give away any spoilers just in case you guys have not seen the film yet. So about a week or so ago, @Midnight and Nerdist host Chris Hardwick visited The Late Late Show with James Corden and together they sang a song to commemorate the fact that Star Wars had come out. They had Chewbacca on Piano and a Stormtrooper on bass as they they sang The Star Wars Song. They sing the song to the tune of Chestnuts Roasting On A Open Fire and the words are kind of clever. I have to give that to them so check it out below and go and see Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

 

For today’s Countdown to Christmas track, we are seeking some help from a very funny Late Night host and a legend of the punk rock world. Henry Rollins, the legendary member of punk rock legends Black Flag went on the Late Show With Stephen Colbert back on December 16TH. He went on the show to help promote a new film that Rollins stars in called He Never Died where he plays a cannibalistic loner that has to protect everyone. Right after that, he participated in a little Christmas fun with Colbert even though he doesn’t celebrate Christmas. Rollins explains, “I’m not anti-Christmas. I’m not at war with Christmas. I am a microwave solo act in my utilitarian man-box in Los Angeles for Christmas. Food from the store goes into the microwave, I eat it, I listen to records and curse the darkness.” While Colbert traditionally sings the Carol Of The Bells, Rollins will interject a little punk rock flavor into it.  Check out A Very Rollins Christmas below: