Merry Bitmas


If you’re sick of the local soft rock radio station playing Xmas music ever since Halloween, don’t fret.  While its clear, Christmas season seems starts earlier and earlier each year, that doesn’t mean you need be bombarded with the commercialization of Xmas with advertisements in November and non-stop “holiday” music till February, check out this  free 8-bit bit treat from the folks over at the “Something Awful” forums….

They have put out another great compilation of 8-bit styling on various Christmas tunes: Mafialligator’s 8-bit Christmas.  The songs are exactly what you think, 8-bit renditions of classic Christmas/Holiday music.

Track Listing
1. Christmas Eve/Sarajevo – 12/24 – Trans-Siberian Orchestra    — Mafialligator
2. Happy Holiday – Irving Berlin   — Mafialligator
3. Wonderful Christmastime – Paul McCartney     — Mafialligator
4. Do You Hear What I Hear – Gloria Shayne Baker   — Mafialligator
5. The Theme From Gremlins – Jerry Goldsmith    — Mafialligator
6. Ding Dong Merrily on High       — Mafialligator
7. Gesu Bambino – Pietro Yon        — Mafialligator
8. Oogie Boogie’s Song – Danny Elfman     –Mafialligator
9. Toyland – Victor Herbert       –Mafialligator
10. All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey    –Mafialligator
11. Santa Babby (Remix)     — Savor
12. Lil’ Beat Maker Boy     — ChEEEze
13. Carol of the Bells (remix)    — Queb

You can help the folks who are hosing the songs by grabbing the torrent file instead of the direct links.  Or head on over to the forum post for various outlets to download the album.   Hopefully this will shake up your mundane holiday barrage of corporate greed and actually make you enjoy the holiday season a tiny bit (pun very much intended).

The guys over there put out great stuff, so if you like it, through a buck or two their way, they accept donations .

If you can’t get enough 8-bit holiday inspired music, also check out Doctoroctor’s 8-Bit Jesus album from last year, album art alone is worth a download.

Merry Bitmas everyone!  And A Happy Kill Screen New Year!

(via SomethingAwful forum)