Anyway, it's Christmas Eve so time for some carols, which I've been listening to while wrapping presents. O Holy Night is a classic example of something that is good in the original (have Roberto Alagna) and got translated into Victorian twee English that carefully erases any political statement, but even in English it has an excellent tune. Oh yes, and it also needs singing by someone competent.
Enter, obviously, Jussi Björling. Really, no-one does it better:
Not quite as stupendously sung, but a lot of fun, is the HP Lovecraft filk version, Unholy Night:
Best of all, the scene from Frasier, in which Martin Crane attempts to sing it:
I am summoned to the parsnips and it has started to rain again. At some point I must dash to Morrison's, but clearly not yet.
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