At Christmas, we’re allowed and even encouraged to think more with our hearts than with our heads.
People are less serious and more open to doing things they would normally call “ridiculous,” like singing Christmas songs or buying gifts for people they only see once a year.
Because of this, now is the best time to get your family and friends to try Beat Saber.
Trying VR or Beat Saber will make anyone look funny, no matter who it is.
A good laugh and some exercise are great ways to get into the holiday spirit, so here are some custom song map mods that are all about the holidays.
- 10. 12 Days of Christmas – Relient K
- 9. Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms
- 8. Jingle Bells – Gwen Stefani
- 7. I don’t care about Christmas, though – Camellia ft. Nanahira
- 6. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – Kenny Wayne Shepard
- 5. Carol of the Bells – Celtic Woman
- 4. Merry Christmas – Ed Sheeran & Elton John
- 3. Last Christmas – Wham!
- 2. Jingle Bells – Wolfgang Lohr & Balduin ft. Scarlett Quinn
- 1. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy – Lindsey Stirling
10. 12 Days of Christmas – Relient K
Few songs can last as long as “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” a holiday favorite that people have been singing since at least 1780, and maybe even before that.
Most of you probably know this song by heart, but those who don’t might notice something strange as they listen to the 12 gifts.
Even for the late 18th century, things like a pear tree, French hens, and “colly birds” are just plain weird. There are ideas, but we might never know for sure what any of them have to do with Christmas.
Even though the words are strange, American Christian rock band Relient K’s version of the song is full of youthful energy and Christmas cheer that will make you forget about it and have a good time.
9. Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms
Jingle Bell Rock is another great rock song for the holidays. It was first played by American musician Bobby Helms in 1957.
It’s funny how a song that was meant to be a “update” on the classic Jingle Bells has become a classic in its own right.
It’s happy and calm, and it perfectly captures the holiday mood.
8. Jingle Bells – Gwen Stefani
James Lord Pierpont wrote the song for the first time in 1850.
Since then, it has taken the world by storm, and billions of people know the tune.
One of my favorite versions of the song is by the American singer Gwen Stefani, who made it into a dance track that will make your body jingle.
The song is still about going on a one-horse open sleigh, but the words have been updated to sound more modern. The mysterious Fanny Bright has been taken out of the lyrics.
I guess you should imagine that you’re riding with Gwen.
7. I don’t care about Christmas, though – Camellia ft. Nanahira
Try this varied Japanese future funk bop if you want to hear something very different.
It sounds like a happy song, but it’s really about how the singer doesn’t care about Christmas.
She says that she doesn’t mark the holidays on her calendar, that she doesn’t believe in Santa Claus, and that she really doesn’t care.
It’s the perfect song for the smelly nerd in all of us, the one who’d rather spend Christmas playing Beat Saber than drinking or spending time with their family.
This Padoru Padoru version by Korobuckle is also fun for weebs.
6. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – Kenny Wayne Shepard
Many people think Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a story that has been told orally for generations.
The figure has actually only been around since 1939.
At first, it was just a figure in a children’s book that US store Montgomery Ward gave away to people who bought something from them at Christmas.
Then Gene Autry turned it into a song in 1949, and the rest is history.
Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s version of the Christmas classic is one of my favorites. The bassline and tasty guitar riffs make it one of my favorites.
It’s the cool kids’ version of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
5. Carol of the Bells – Celtic Woman
The Carol of the Bells is based on the Ukrainian folk song “Shchedryk,” and it has been played at Christmas parties since 1914.
Carol of the Bells has a much more epic feel than most Christmas songs, which tend to be happy, fun, and catchy.
“Have an epic Christmas” doesn’t quite sound right, but the fact that this song is popular shows that people are open to the idea.
This performance by the all-female Irish group Celtic Woman only makes things more epic. Strangely, the haunting singing and dramatic violin make me think of a boss fight in Dark Souls or something like that.
4. Merry Christmas – Ed Sheeran & Elton John
We’ve already looked at a number of tried-and-true classics.
But Ed Sheeran & Elton John’s Merry Christmas can help bridge the gap between the past and the present.
This happy song was made to be a holiday anthem for millennials that older people could still enjoy. Millennials love Ed Sheeran more than anything else, and Elton John’s music will never go out of style.
I don’t think the song will be as popular as Jingle Bell Rock or Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, but it’s still fun to play around the holidays.
3. Last Christmas – Wham!
Most holiday playlists at shopping malls won’t have anything as dramatic as Wham!’s “Last Christmas.” The same is true for your Beat Saber selection.
Most Christmas songs are happy, but Last Christmas is about a heart that hurts. Christmas is a hard time for many of us, whether it’s because of love or something else. Because of this, this song sounds different around the holidays.
Even though the words are sad and slow, the music isn’t. It sounds peaceful and even a little bit sweet, if anything.
If you master this song on Expert+, maybe you’ll find another broken heart to kiss under the mistletoe?
2. Jingle Bells – Wolfgang Lohr & Balduin ft. Scarlett Quinn
You can’t have a good Christmas playlist without Jingle Bells.
It’s one of the most well-known Christmas songs in the US, and the words are known all over the world.
Wolfgang Lohr, DJ Balduin, and Scarlett Quinn, a hip hop singer, make a new version of “Jingle Bells” that shows a lot of respect for the original song.
Beat Saber, it’s perfect for Christmas!
1. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy – Lindsey Stirling
Almost everywhere where ballet is popular, going to see the Nutcracker with your family is a Christmas tradition.
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy is the best-known song from Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s dance score, and Lindsey Stirling’s version is a beautiful take on this old favorite.
Lindsey’s violin can add tension and excitement to any song.
It fits perfectly with how hard this map is, especially when playing Expert+.
If you couldn’t take your parents to the movies this year, you might want to show them Beat Saber.
Depending on how old they are, you can expect to laugh a lot and maybe pull a muscle or two.