The joy of Christmas! For some, the ever-present Christmas music and renditions of Christmas jams is choking, but for those of us who love it (read: normal people), Project 86 released their take on It Came Upon a Midnight Clear and Christmastime is Here last year. You can grab the two from iTunes.

They also released another Christmas EP back in 2008, featuring five original tunes recorded by the band. You can get that one, too. It sounds a lot like Trent Reznor produced The Grinch’s Christmas record, post-converstion.

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