Get into the holiday spirit with a Spider-Verse Christmas album


I think it’s safe to say that Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is going to be one of my favorite movies of the year. I haven’t actually seen it yet (I’m waiting to do a double feature with a friend of this and Aquaman), but given how much praise it’s been getting over the past week, I don’t think I need to worry. When I saw the first third of the movie back at NYCC, one of the jokes that got the crowd laughing hysterically was the brief aside that there was a Spider-Man Christmas album. That album featured such great hits as “Spidey the Snowman” and the highly controversial “Spidey, It’s Cold Outside”, but everyone thought it was just a one-off joke. 

That is, until Sony announced this morning that the album actually exists and released it just in time for Christmas! It just puts a smile on my face that I can listen to a Spider-Man Christmas album while I wrap my presents. And, you know what? I did exactly that. I downloaded the album, which is only $5, then got ready to get my wrapping finished. The album ended about 11 minutes later, but it’s an album I won’t be forgetting anytime soon. 

With only five tracks on it, and most of them no more than two minutes, it was a breeze to get through, but the content of each song was really something special. The album takes several classic Christmas songs and remixes them with Spider-Man lyrics and themes for a cheery and cheesy couple of minutes. There’s “Joy to the World,” where Miles sings about how he’s a hero that doesn’t get paid and asks for people to donate to his Gofundme for web fluids, “Deck the Halls” has Peter B. Parker sing about how great of a hero he is to everyone’s dismay, “Up on the House Top” is about how Spidey stops villains on Christmas Eve and send them to prison, and there’s a very abridged version of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” by 60’s Spider-Man. 


The absolute best song on the album, without a doubt, is “Spidey Bells”, where Peter Parker slowly has an existential crisis as he sings about the joys of Christmas. He starts off cheerful before coming to the realization that he’s a sellout who could have done so much more with his life and now he’s just a depressed shell of a man that feels like he’s wasted most of his adult life, but he’s gotta make that paycheck somehow! HO HO HO! 

If you have a couple of bucks, definitely give it a look. It’s harmless fun, though I am very disappointed that they didn’t include “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like a NonDenominational Holiday.” They could have made a killing off of it!

Jesse Lab
The strange one. The one born and raised in New Jersey. The one who raves about anime. The one who will go to bat for DC Comics, animation, and every kind of dog. The one who is more than a tad bit odd. The Features Editor.