Video Game Christmas

Ah, Christmas. A time to take a break from school and work by neglecting all those around you and playing video games in your room for 2 weeks. But how fun are video games if you play them by yourself? Wouldn’t you rather spend them playing with your friends and family? That’s what Video Game Christmas is all about!

We wrote this song a full year ago and never got around to shooting it for a few reasons: 1) we couldn’t find a suitable location for it and 2) we had no idea how to take the piano version of what we had and converting it into a legit sounding chiptune track. Instead, we opted to shoot our Earl of Sandwich Holiday Turkey Sandwich video and save this one for next year.

BOY ARE WE GLAD WE WAITED.

Not only have we learned so much more about our own capabilities this year, but we’ve also met some of the coolest, friendliest people who have made our little video-producing projects all the more fun and rewarding.

This year, we had Nicole Villela: 1) become best friends with Minhdzuy and 2) start shooting most of our videos. We also met Joe Heinen, who did the amazing work making our song into a cool chiptune track. Minhdzuy and Nicole met Jenny while they worked at BuzzFeed and in their brief time there, they became friends, and she came over to shoot this! She was a really good sport about jumping in place for about 5 minutes straight.

Another big thing is that Amber and I started dating this year and moved into a small house together, which became our set! So everything fell into place!

And then Minhdzuy also learned how to edit passably enough to make all the effects look somewhat cool. This is Minhdzuy writing this, so Minhdzuy will stop talking in the third person now.

We also already knew Laura Malone Hunt (my sister) and Chris Corbin (not my sister), but they’re still great, so we let them come and do their thang. Their part is sped up to 600 times, but the stuff they’re saying is pretty funny. Someone should give them a show.

Thank you for watching this! It means a whole lot to us and it feels like the culmination of so many different moving parts and pieces. And we’ve still got 4 more songs leading up to Christmas! So keep an eye out because we’ve got even more cool stuff headed your way next year!

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Groot Sings Winter Wonderland

Groot is back with another song! This time, instead of singing his popular rendition of Frozen’s “Let It Go,” he’s opted to go with Winter Wonderland, one of his favorites!

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How to Wrap A Present (The Christmas Wrap)

We had no idea how to wrap a present before, but then we learned, and now we have a new Christmasy rap song to teach other people how to wrap presents. It’s called the Christmas Wrap and the steps are easy to remember! Before you know it, you’ll be a master of present wrapping.

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A Very X-Men X-Mas

How would the X-Men celebrate X-Mas? We both decided to do a little roleplay as Magneto and Professor X to see how these two mutants put aside their differences on X-Mas and come together.

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Receipt Navidad

Feliz Navidad, everyone! It’s time to buy gifts for your loved ones, and we understand! It’s tough sometimes. But you won’t have to worry so long as you remember to include the receipt with your gift. That’s Mudville’s golden rule and we’re sticking to it. Marvel at both our advice and at our mastery of the Spanish language.

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Now We Have Snow Again

We both went to the University of Michigan, so we’re used to very cold winters and while we don’t miss the cold, we do miss having a White Christmas. In Southern California, that just doesn’t happen, so instead of just dreaming for a white Christmas, we’ve got to leave for a white Christmas.

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New Rejected Song: Star Wars The Force Awakens

At long last, the force has finally awakened! And we think it’s about time for fans of John Williams’ original theme song to awaken and try out this new theme for the new Star Wars movie!

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New Song: The Ones We Love

Mudville has long been presenting “Mudville PSAs” in our live shows, but this is the first time that we thought to record one of them! This Thanksgiving, we’d like to say “Thank You” to each other, but also to all of our friends. We go through so much of our lives without telling the ones who we appreciate the most that we appreciate them. So go one step beyond feeling thankful. Tell them “Thank you” and spread the love around!

If you’re reaching out to your friends on social media, use the hashtag #MudvillePSA so that we can find all your words of thanks. And enjoy your holiday season!

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New Rejected Song: Fear The Walking Dead

Fear the Walking Dead came out and this spinoff has such a strange theme song! I wouldn’t even really call it a song. It’s more of a SCREEEEECH. So we pitched a great song to revamp The Walking Dead’s franchise and to make FTWD’s zombies a little bit scarier.

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NEW SONG: My Buddy

Call Steven Spielberg, because we’ve got a long take for you! That’s right! A oner straight from Mudville and cam op extraordinaire, Nicole Villela! Greg and I went down to San Pedro along with Amber Jene and Darrel Haynes and filmed a fun dance that Chuck Maa taught us.

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