Seasonal Muzak

I have probably enthused here before about the wonderful selections of Christmas music put together by my friend Marc Gascoigne. Well, now that Marco is the Glorious Leader at Angry Robot he’s put together a special collection of science fiction-themed Christmas songs. There are, of course, some right stinkers around. As Marco says, “Santa & the Satellite is almost completely incomprehensible, but thankfully he has spared you that one. If this sort of thing amuses you, do click through and download the entire collection. But if a small amount of seasonal jollity is all you can stand here’s one of my personal favorites – the theme tune from Santa Conquers the Martians, “Hooray for Santy Claus.”

As we all know, there is no sanity clause, which reminds me that it is time for my annual recommendation of the very wonderful collections of Christmas tunes produced by the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society. Christmas simply isn’t Christmas without such much loved old songs as “Great Old Ones are Coming to Town,” “It’s the Most Horrible Time of the Year,” “Have Yourself a Very Scary Solstice,” and “Away in a Madhouse.” I’ve linked to this before now, but just in case anyone out there is still resisting the inevitable triumph of the Great Old Ones, here’s the fabulous “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Fish Men.”

And finally, a magnificent animation short with Cthulhu himself conducting a bunch of suspicious looking characters in a rendition of “The Carol of the Old Ones.”

You can gibber now.