Saturday, December 6, 2014

28 Days of Christmas: The Knife - "Christmas Reindeer"

It's just funny that a band as dark as the Knife have a Christmas song. "Christmas Reindeer" is a moody affair, as you'd expect from the Swedish duo, but it's also one of my favorite Christmas songs. "Reindeer reindeer reindeer/ I caught one of your horns," the song begins, obviously illustrating the dark undertones of Swedish society and the ecological ramifications of magical reindeer. Maybe I'm reading into this too much... "And we follow Mister Santa to the end," goes the refrain. Like I said, DARK. Just kidding, it's just so nice to see such a moody band put a little levity on display.

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