I effing love nerd music. I effing love Christmas music. I effing love the confusion on my friends’ faces when holiday wizard rock comes up on my holiday playlist. There really is not enough nerdy holiday music out there.
Here are a couple of songs to keep you in the spirit of the season while you do your online holiday shopping, participate in a festive WoW raid, or DM your next campaign.
5) Another Christmas Song: Stephen Colbert
All you need to do is look at the Captain America shield in his studio or watch segments like this on his show to know that Stephen Colbert is a huge nerd. In this song from his Christmas special, Colbert breaks down exactly what it takes to write a blockbuster Christmas song.
4) The Way-too-Early Christmas Song: Paul & Storm
Nerd band staple Paul & Storm have a couple Christmas songs in their repertoire. However, their ode to retail’s annual pre-mature jump on the holiday season is especially amusing. “I know you need to satisfy your investors/But couldn’t you wait at least until the Savior’s third trimester?”
3) The Night Santa Went Crazy: Weird Al Yankovic
This nerd holiday classic has all the essentials: silly violence and everyone’s favorite curly-haired accordion player.
2) It’s Snowing: Catchlove
The Harry Potter fandom supplies us with the largest catalog of nerdy holiday songs, there are five entire albums of wizard-themed holiday cheer! Though there are many great wrock songs to choose from, this is one of my favorite holiday songs ever, with or without Harry and his friends.
1) Chiron Beta Prime: Jonathon Coulton
Of course the nerdiest Christmas song I know comes from Jonathon Coulton, feral mountain man and master crooner of all things geeky. The holiday setting Coulton paints may be bleak (gotta watch out for that ammonia scented snow!), but is brimming with cheerful optimism.
There’s loads of nerdy holiday songs I left off this list, let me know your favorites!