Tim: You say cheap and easy Christmas cash cow.
Tom: I do, for basically everything we’re covering this week, but this seems like an exceptional example.
Tim: I say a simple way to make sure an October release stays around long enough to get on the work Christmas party playlist, and now I’ve had that thought I’m surprised it doesn’t happen more often. Anyway, slow and tedious country song, turned into a pretty good dance tune, now all Christmassed up.
Tim: So, regarding the ‘cheap remix’ accusations that will inevitably be thrown at this.
Tom: I mean, “accusations” is putting it mildly, if anyone spent more than a fiver on this remix I’ll be surprised.
Tim: There’s evidence here that some thought has actually gone into it. You’ve obviously got your copy and paste jingle bells on every other beat, and your find and replace drum beats for church bells plus drum beat, but there’s more. Listen in the quiet instrumental bit, from about a minute in, and behind there you’ve got quiet tinkles following the actual melody, rather than the standard jingle bells, and that shows actual thought. Yes, you could put the regular ones on, no-one would complain, it would fine. But no – there’s time and thought gone into this, which I like a lot. It impresses me.
Tom: One week into Can We Get Tom Feeling Festive, and Tim, all I can say is that you’re easily impressed.
Tim: What can I say, I just love Christmas. I’ve got time.