12 Christmas Songs in 4 Minutes

23 December 2011 28 comments


A little Christmas medley performed on guitar, tambourine and accordion.

This is the first video I made with my new video camera! Other than that, I guess it’s fairly standard medley. But happy holidays everyone!

Some info about the song choices:
0:01 – White Christmas
Probably the most classic Christmas song, so I just had to include it.
0:33 – The Christmas Song
I like the transition into this one! And it has some nice chords.
0:58 – What’s This?
Really cool song, and quite unexpected I assume.
1:12 – Freezeezy Peak (Banjo-Kazooie)
I wasn’t sure if this would fit, but a friend said I really had to include something video game related, for the gamers out there! Banjo-Kazooie is one of my favorite games though, and this melody is quite catchy!
1:23 – Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Also a classic.
1:56 – Fairy Tale of New York
I don’t know how popular this one is outside of Sweden, but this was my favorite even as a kid. :)
2:20 – O Holy Night
I honestly think that this one is quite boring and over-used, but I tried to make something new with it.
2:44 – Sleigh Ride
Fun song.
3:00 – Last Christmas
I hate this song, hehe, but someone in the chat room convinced me that it was needed! Something about a love-hate relationship.
3:18 – Julen är här
One of the best Swedish Christmas songs. Hmm.. The second best, but I forgot the best one when I was making the medley!
3:40 – We Wish You A Merry Christmas
Also a classic.
3:50 – Jingle Bells
I wanted some kind of ending, and I like this chord progression for the melody.

28 comments »

  • Enock Boheme said:

    Maaaaaaaaaaan! That was wonderful! White Christmas, The Christmas Song, Happy Xmas, O Holy Night, We Wish You A Merry Christmas, awwwwn, I was expecting these ones!

    Ok, now I’ll pass 24th and 25th listening just this, cause it’s awesome! Congratulations o/ You made my Christmas even more perfect!

    And Merry Christmas Fredde (:

  • Pinja said:

    I like the video, it`s great…keep working…and what you gonna do next?
    :-)

  • Gabi said:

    Yayz, it’s like Christmas with Fredde, nice video! Happy X-mas :)

  • BigLord said:

    That was nice! Loved the inclusion of “What’s this?” :D

  • Camilla said:

    I didn’t sing along to the video x)
    Smart move of me, it would have ruined the medley… mostly cause I didn’t know the lyrics to all of the songs, and I was a dedicated school choir “member” back in the 9:th grade and we sang many different Christmas songs at “lucia” in the church.
    Oh and the songs we sang was many of the songs in the medley, I didn’t remember the lyrics when I heard you sing and my brain froze… Presumably of happiness ^^

    God jul på dig <3

    And merry Christmas to everybody here n__n

  • Marcelo said:

    I knew it! Something was different, it was the new camera. It seems HD capable, right?
    At first I thought you have used some kind of post-processing filter, to smooth things out… the skin color seems a bit dull, like a ton of mascara had been used…. ha ha ha, sorry about that.

    I haven’t watched the video yet, it is downloading at 720p…. but I’m sure it will be ok. No, strike that, I think it will be awesome!!!!

    Thanks for the music Fredde!!!

  • Clara said:

    Aaw,so awesome! Now I can feel the christmas near ahahaha Happy Holidays everyone, :]

    P.s: “What’s this” was a nice touch, never expected you to play this one ahah :D

  • Sparky said:

    Grymt jobbat, tänkte hela videon ” synd han inte är svensk” sen börja du sjunga på svenska. Hah.

  • Skye said:

    Aaah, good things do come to those who wait! And on the right side of christmas eve too!
    Thank you so much, sir Genious. I especially love the “What’s this” part and how you managed to capture the feeling of that.

    /me so happy

  • Christine said:

    I’d like to bring the inclusion of Freezeezy Peak up… because it was a delightful addition as well!

  • valentina said:

    compliments from italy! a big newspaper on line published your video! merry christmas to you!

  • Stefan said:

    Do you have the link valentina?:)

  • Mario-WL said:

    Fröhliche Weihnachten aus Deutschland!
    Thanks Freddie, it’s so AWESOME! :] Love listening to it! ♪

  • ron pentaude said:

    You are tooooo adorable. Thanks for all the good feelings you help generate.

  • Chris said:

    You are so talented! A great job on all the medleys I have seen, keep it up!

  • ash said:

    This made me smile. :)

  • Catherine said:

    Oooh, I have the same Christmas Hat~ 8D

  • Marusya said:

    That was nice!
    Very beautiful song:) I really like your creation!

    Hello from Russia!)

  • Tony-Bklyn said:

    Hi
    Thank you for all the great songs and videos. You are
    a very talented young man.

    What is the name of the next to last song of the 12
    Christmas songs and can you tell me a little about
    the song? I think it is very beautiful and the way
    you sing it I believe you feel the same way too.
    It would be great if you were to translate it.

    Thank you and I look forward to more of your music
    and videos.

    Tony-Bklyn

  • FreddeGredde (author) said:

    Thanks everyone! :)

    Tony: I added some info in the post! The lyrics are.. sort of hard to translate, but google “Julen är här lyrics”, and use translate.google.com to get an idea. :P

  • Scott said:

    Awesome arrangement, Fredde. Belated Happy Holidays, everyone. To a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

  • Nast said:

    wonderful!

  • Tobinn said:

    Hey, A bit late, but i LOVE this clip. I wished you would make tracs for all of these christmas songs. Would be cool to play at the christmas dinner next year.

  • Ali5a said:

    You could make a good Jack Skellington! :)

    Oh, meaby I have to say this too (because everyone else says…):
    Hello from the neighbour, Finland! :D

  • Carl said:

    Fairy Tale of New York är utan tvekan den skönaste jullåten av alla jullåtar, du gör ett jäkla bra jobb, kör hårt!!!

  • Juanma said:

    That’s cool!!!!!!! very funny! it’s wonderful!

  • Joyce said:

    So what is the best Swedish Christmas song? Hard to believe there is a prettier one!

  • FreddeGredde (author) said:

    Joyce: Actually, my favorite is “Jul, jul, strålande jul“! I will probably make a cover of it this winter..

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