When I chose to write a story based on a rock band I decided there had to be some music involved! Here are the real songs, in the order they appear in and why I picked them.
Track 1- Ozzy Osbourne “Crazy Train”
Ok, I know this isn’t very Christmas like. But this is the first song officially played in the story. I chose it after doing some research and finding out this is a hard song to play and something that would be impressive.
Track 2- Trans-Siberian Orchestra “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo”
When I think of rock and roll Christmas music, this is the gold standard for me. Man, to this day I remember holiday shopping at the mall and passing by the Warner Brothers Store and this playing on the multi-monitor display in the center of the store. Heck, I have the DVD and the CD, so I kind of couldn’t avoid putting it in here.
Track 3- Radiohead “Creep”
Okay, not so Christmasy once again. This time, I wanted a song that could explain La’s and Kris’ relationship. While often categorized as a song about stalking, I felt it reflected his “specialness” (being Santa) in contrast to her generally feeling like an outsider.
Track 4- “Silent Night”
She plays this song twice in the story. The first time is by herself after everything has gone wrong. The second time, isn’t as sad (not spoilering). I just wanted a traditional holiday staple, which was slow to reflect these moments where things got quiet.
So there you have it! The four songs of “Rocking Christmas Wishes,” one of the stories is A Winter Holiday 2017.
Which was your favorite song on my list?
What’s your favorite Christmas carol?
How about favorite rock song?
***Please Note: That “Rocking Christmas Wishes” will be released as a stand-alone ebook at a later date, for less than the above. If you want to buy a copy to just support my writing, that might be the one you should wait for.***