I’m not sure if all of you’ve been listening to Pandora’s “Indie Holiday” radio station as much as I have, but WOW is that is a terrible Pandora radio station! First of all it’s 90% She & Him, and when it’s not She & Him it’s just, like, Matt Pond PA being VERY sad about going to grandma’s house, or the same Death Cab for Cutie song over and over (“Baby Please Come Home”). I have to imagine that other “Indie Holiday” songs exist! But here we are, stuck in this terrible Pandora mix. And yet I continue to listen to it pretty much every day because, well, number one is because I obviously like to create miserable living situations for myself, but also because holiday music is the best! But “classic” holiday music feels like a bit much for a person sitting alone in their room. So, again, here we are. WHAT’S THE SOLUTION? Will we all just have to die, because that’s how dire this situation is? You might think so, but NO! That’s where this video of two lovely people playing Tchaikovsky’s “Dance of the Sugar Plumb Fairy” on a bunch of glasses filled with water comes in! Such a wonderful break from the terrible norm that we’ve dedicated ourselves to for absolutely no reason.

HOW DO THEY EVEN DO IT? I won’t mention that the first thing that came to mind when hearing this song was this M&Ms commercial because I think we can all agree that there have been enough embarrassing facts in this post already. Happy Holidays! This sounded wonderful! (Via Neatorama.)

Comments (16)
  1. I’ll bet a german guy didn’t carry those glasses in.

  2. Well, that was kind of great. Thanks, Kelly.

  3. That Pandora mix WISHES it was my hand crafted “Twinkling Lights Season” mix on Spotify.

  4. Just make a Pandora station for “Back Door Santa.”

  5. i remember when i figured out how to do the glass harp thing on my glass at thanksgiving dinner one year, and then proceeded to keep glass harping until i think someone threw a chair at my head.

    PS we celebrate WWE Thanksgiving

  6. Lisa Simpson can accompany them on the jug.


  7. I usually feel about music with glasses about how I feel about music on steel drums, but as Miley Cyrus would say this is “pretty cool”.

  8. glass harp videos….the ‘beer pong trick shot’ videos of the musical world.

  9. I have to believe there is someone out there who can do the same thing by blowing into a 24 pack of beer bottles. Is there a name for that instrument? Glass Jug? Glass Flute? Glass Tuba? Glass Sax? Glass Bassoon? *GASP* Glassoon?!

  10. Having never heard the whole song, the last half just sounded like weird noise to me. But the beginning was great!

  11. my favorite “i like christmas but i dont want to seem like a psycho with my mug of cocoa and burl ives songs” jams are some chill christmas covers by joel rakes. http://christmas.joelrakes.com/
    very soothing when you are wrapping presents and the paper tears at the corner and then you put the gift tag over the tear but it looks stupid and you try to move it but the tear gets bigger and you think about making a patch but will anyone notice?

  12. I know no one’s reading this thread anymore, but my favorite Christmas album of all time is by Brave Combo, a mostly-polka band from Denton. Their “Oh Holy Night Cha Cha Cha” is the best version of that song I’ve ever heard, except for one time when I heard a girl sing it in Korean.
    Please check out Brave Combo and R.I.P. Kim Jong Il.

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