CHRISTMAS MUSIC (most of which is twisted)

2016 Releases

Fum Fum Fum  (a re-rendering of an obscure traditional carol, including a lyrical update—how would the Moody Blues have recorded this song?)

It Was the Claus

2013 Releases

Arrest Ye Married Gentlemen

You’re a Mean One, Dr. Griff

Led Zeppelin Does Deck the Halls

2011 Releases

(This Ain’t Your Grandfather’s) White Christmas [This didn’t used to be a Christmas song]

It Is Over (Happy Christmas) [You know, I never liked the original version of this one]

It’s The Most Stressful Time of the Year [Sorry, I don’t have Andy Williams’ voice. He doesn’t have it any more either.]


2010 Releases

Here Come Old Fat Man

I Wonder as I Wander (an untraditional rendering of an old melody)


Resolution (my wife says this isn’t one of my better parodies—I’ll try to do better next year!) [lyrics]

Please Go Home for Christmas (with a lot of help from my Sophomore Seminar students) [lyrics]


If Pink Floyd did Rudolph

O Come O Come Emmanuel (a.k.a. what would happen if the band Rush got caught at a monastary during a snowstorm at Christmas?)

When the Bills Come Pouring In (suggested by my wife, Terry)


Another Tear-Jerking Christmas Song++ (if I never hear “Christmas Shoes again it will be too soon!)

Bring Those Funky Presents Santa

Carol of the Bells

Please Stop Ye Merry Gentlemen (Acapella)

Please Stop Ye Merry Gentlemen

Busy Stripmalls

No Place Like Walmart for the Holidays


What food is This?

Online Presents Coming to Town

St. Nicholas Vs The Elves

The 12 Digital Days of Christmas

Up For The Bargains (Black Friday)

Rudolph Got Run Over By My Grandma (v2)

Bad King Wenceslas (did Scrooge write this?)

Here We Come A Caroling (instrumental)

The Missionary Offering $ong


All lyrics by Bill Griffin except “O Come O Come Emmanuel,” “I Wonder as I Wander,”and “Rudolph.” Music and lyrics on ++ by Bill Griffin. All instruments (6 & 12 string guitars, electric guitars, bass, mandolin, harmonica, percussion and synthesizer programming) and vocals by Bill Griffin except #additional vocals by Jim Griffin, and $mandolin by Steve Fielding and vocal by Pat Plymire.