I’m pretty sure that being drunk at a Sufjan Steven’s Christmas concert would be pretty freaking awesome and go a long way toward giving almost anyone some Christmas cheer. It’s just that ridiculous. And it’s probably best to be buzzed while listening/watching, too. I dunno. I just like it.
Perfect in power.
More Sufjan original Christmas songs at this link.
You might be asking yourself, “What does the tv show Supernatural and Sufjan’s Sister Winter have to do with each other?” Let Lola explain it to you in the awesome fanvideo below. I think you’ll love it as much as I do even if you don’t watch the show…which, uh, I don’t.
I’ll probably say it again in another post with a Sufjan Steven’s christmas song, but the dude is really into Christmas, okay?
People seem to really like his original compositions as well as his nutball covers of standards/traditional hymns. And a lot of his original Christmas songs are already being covered by some pretty well known people, like Tracey Thorn of Everything But The Girl fame. (And I miss you…like the deserts miss the rain! And I love Traceyyyyy, yeah, like the deserts love the rain!)
And here is a lovely little cover from some internet folks named Leia and Pat.
I actually really love the above cover when I just listen to it and don’t watch it. For some reason watching takes away some of the magic for me, but it’s really lovely when I’m just listening.
You can buy Sufjan’s original or Tracey Thorn’s cover HERE.
My favorite traditional song by a number of folks, though none of them as good as this local performance I saw when I was about 16 years old that dissolved me into tears. That was one amazing pair of pipes on that woman. I’ve never heard the like again.
According to Donna Summer, the world was in sin and error whining. I’m down with that.
Shush, David Archuleta is made of tiny magic, okay?
Rhiannon from Carolina Chocolate Drops
This isn’t really my preferred style of singing, but I for some reason I couldn’t stop listening until it was over.
And a live Sufjan Stevens sing-a-long from a few nights ago. Very charming until the noise of the end overpowers the microphone on the recording device.
You can find any of these artists except the mom and daughter on Amazon, okay? I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed by life, so please feel free to look them up there. *shifty eyes* Sorry! This is a link to Amazon! Use it well!
As you can see, Sufjan Stevens is way into Christmas. If the photo isn’t proof enough, perhaps his multiple Christmas albums will convince you.
Here are a few of his original compositions that I enjoy. He also does Sufjan-y versions of standards which I might link in other posts.
A Christmas film short set to the music of Sufjan Stevens. Created by John P. Gelety.
A live version complete with Sufjan-wings.