"Sunny Japan: Our Greatest Xmas Show for Boys and Girls"
I'm still not 100% sure of the rules, but here is how I remember Jake describing them to me:
"The idea of #ChristmasShootout is to record a bunch of arrangements of Christmas songs, to see who can knock the most out before Christmas. The rules are just:
1. Videos from this season only--no recycling from Christmas Past.Oh dear, I see that I might have bent the rules a little with my entries. Oh well... nobody said this had to be a clean fight. And yes, it looks like I lost. Damn you Tolbert! Bah humbug.
2. It needs to be a recognizable arrangement. Singing isn't required, but just idly strumming the chords is right out.
3. Quantity over quality, here folks! Let's see if we can't knock out a BUNCH before Christmas!"
I had a ball taking part. Here are all the songs collected in one place in the order they happened.
|I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day - Jake Tolbert|
|It Came Upon a Midnight Clear - Jake Tolbert|
|Add We Three Kings - Jake Tolbert|
|Go Tell It on the Mountain - Jake Tolbert|
|Jingle Bells - Jake Tolbert Quartet|
|Fairytale of New York - King Uke|
|Snow - King Uke|
|Away in a Manger - Jake Tolbert|
|O Little Town of Bethlehem - Jake Tolbert|
|Secret Santa - King Uke|
|What Child is This - Jake Tolbert|
Update 26-Dec-2015: I posted this blog a little early it would appear. There was still time for a few more tunes. First up is a reworking of a collaboration I did about 4 years ago in "The Message of Christmas". And last up is a bonus Kalimba-outtake that I vowed would never be shared whilst I am still alive. Urrrgghhhh.....
|The Message of Christmas - King Uke|
|Winter Wonderland - King Uke|