13 or XIV Days of Christmas: Day 5

As you all know, XIV shocked the blog back to life the other day with a 4-part mega-post to get this Christmas thing started. Personally, I’m glad to be back. This semester has been the most grueling one I’ve ever taken, though I’m proud to say I made it through in one piece. My grades weren’t all as high as I would like, but I did very well where it counted most. XIV and I have plenty of ideas for upcoming blog material, so rest assured you should start to see some stuff popping up more regularly in the future.

Enough about my personal life though, you’re here to listen to some music. XIV originally thought it would be cool for both of us to share songs that remind us of the people who are special to us as a countdown to the Holiday. I liked the idea too, but after some thought, I decided that in addition to Christmas sentiment, I would also like to post some actual Christmas music. So I’m calling an audible. XIV will continue with the original plan on his days, but on my days I will share with you some of my favorite modern (or at least modernized) Christmas songs. I love Christmas music, so I am really excited to be able to bring these to you this holiday season.

The first entry for me will be a song you’ve probably heard on repeat every holiday season since it came out, and depending on who you are, you probably either love it or hate it. Fortunately for those of you who hate it, the version I am sharing with you today is not the version you’ve been listening to:

I don’t have a whole lot to say about this one other than that I love that MyChem took on a Mariah Carey song and showed it could hold its own as a rock number. Listening to the original, you wouldn’t expect it, but it lends itself surprisingly well to this take.

If this cover wasn’t your cup of tea, have no worries. The next entry in my list will be totally different.

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