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Here Are Some Christmas Songs In the Style of the 'Twin Peaks' Soundtrack

Presenting: Jherek Bischoff's "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire Walk with Me," a title so good I don't even have to make a joke about it.

by Lauren O'Neill
19 December 2017, 9:08am

Image via Jherek Bischoff on Bandcamp

If you're a huge nerd who lives on Reddit and has no friends – or, as we like to call ourselves, a Twin Peaks fan – 2017 was no doubt a big year for you. David Lynch and Mark Frost revived their seminal television show to great fanfare, and presented viewers with a brand new story, grander in scale, while retaining the eerie, uncanny, funny, warm heart of the original series.

The new season also kept much of the show's iconic music, as scored by composer Angelo Badalamenti. And, if for any reason you happen to be missing those dreamy synths and string surges this holiday season, then please, look no further. Because, uh, Jherek Bischoff has reinvented six Christmas standards in the style of the soundtrack, and called it Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire Walk With Me. You know, just in case you want to creep yourself the fuck out, but with a Christmas tree in the room.

Under the careful ear of Bischoff (an alumnus of our Best Albums of 2016 list), "White Christmas," "The Christmas Song," "Christmas Time Is Here," "Happy Xmas (War is Over)," "O Holy Night" and "Silent Night" are all transformed into themes that you'd be just as likely to hear playing over a shot of a girl's corpse in a tarpaulin, or an aerial sweep over some Douglas Fir trees as you would at a community carol service. It's a weird and actually quite moving blend of familiar sounds. Listen to it in your family home; avoid ceiling fans.

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