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Old Dec 22, 2016, 08:34 PM
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Default Christmas Music in Video Games

The Christmas season is seldom represented in video games (other than in Christmas-themed patches https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQsHSKs3Vq4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNoNMsKeHZ0).

And, so, Christmas-themed music is also underrepresented. So I thought it'd be nice to dedicate a topic just for this. Post your favorite examples of holiday season tunes (can be traditional or original) found in video games. Even better if there's a soundtrack for it!

I'll start:
This one's a strange occurrence: it's a video game from an animé. Not only that; it received a soundtrack release, and an arranged one at that! One stage happened to take place at Juuban's Shopping District during Christmas.
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Old Dec 27, 2016, 03:54 AM
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A personal favourite that instantly came to mind:

Christmas On Dobuita Street
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Yes! I have a playlist at the moment, which contains Christmas and Winter-related songs. I am certain I have more than this but it's a case of finding it all.

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Sei-Peridot - [Affectio #03] Snow Around
Soichi Terada - [Ape Escape 3 Originape Soundtracks CD1 #29] Freeze Continent 2
Soichi Terada - [Ape Escape 3 Originape Soundtracks CD1 #32] Freeze Continent
Soichi Terada - [Ape Escape 3 Originape Soundtracks CD2 #32] Winterville
Grant Kirkhope - [Banjo-Kazooie] Freezeezy Peak (Normal)
Grant Kirkhope - [Banjo-Kazooie] Click Clock Wood (Winter)
Grant Kirkhope - [Banjo-Kazooie] Nabnut's House (Winter)
Grant Kirkhope - [Banjo-Kazooie] Inside the Christmas Tree
Grant Kirkhope - [Banjo-Kazooie] Inside the Treetops (Winter)
Grant Kirkhope - [Banjo-Kazooie] Click Clock Wood (Lobby, Winter)
Akifumi Tada - [Bomberman 64] White Ice
Hayato Matsuo - [Centre Court Tennis / Let's Smash #22] Ice Court
Masashi Hamauzu - [Chocobo no Fushigina Dungeon Special Pack CD #01] Chocobo's Happy Christmas
Yasunori Mitsuda - [Chrono Trigger CD3 #01] Singing Mountain
Hayato Matsuo - [Classic Road 2] Winter
David Wise - [Diddy Kong Racing #14] Everfrost Peak, Snowball Valley
David Wise - [Diddy Kong Racing #15] Walrus Cove
David Wise - [Diddy Kong Racing #16] Frosty Village
David Wise - [Diddy Kong Racing #49] Island (Winter Land)
Dave Wise - [Donkey Kong Country 2] In a Snow-Bound Land
Keiichi Suzuki - [Earthbound] Winters White
Hirokazu Tanaka - [Earthbound] In Winters, There is a Genius
Hirokazu Tanaka - [Earthbound] Snowman
Jake Kaufman - [Face Racers] Winter
Jun Ishikawa - [Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards] Shiver Star Select
Hirokazu Ando - [Kirby's Dream Course] Iceberg Ocean
Jun Ishikawa - [Kirby's Dream Land 3] Iceberg
Jun Ishikawa - [Kirby's Return To Dreamland CD2 #15] Sundae Snowstorm
Atsuhiro Motoyama - [Kururin Squash!] World C2
DiNY - [La Tale #90] [크리스마스이벤트] A Winter Night's Dream
Seirou Okamoto - [Magic Knight Rayearth Original Soundtrack #17] White Ice of Rosen
Kenta Nagata - [Mario Kart 64 #08a] Frappe Snowland, Sherbet Land
Kenta Nagata - [Mario Kart 64 #08b] Frappe Snowland, Sherbet Land (Fast)
Kenta Nagata - [Mario Kart Double Dash!! #19] Sherbet Land
Asuka Ota - [Mario Kart Wii - Complete Soundtrack CD1 #07] DK's Snowboard Cross
Yuki Iwai - [Mega Man X] Chill Penguin Stage
Kenji Yamamoto, Kouichi Kyuma - [METROID PRIME] Ice Valley (Ice Plaza Passage)
Kenji Yamamoto, Kouichi Kyuma - [METROID PRIME] Ice Valley
Kenji Yamamoto, Kouichi Kyuma - [METROID PRIME] Ice Valley (Ice Water Hall)
Kenji Yamamoto, Kouichi Kyuma - [METROID PRIME] Ice Valley (Phendrana Deep Lake Area)
Kenji Yamamoto, Kouichi Kyuma - [METROID PRIME] Ice Chapel
Kenji Yamamoto, Kouichi Kyuma - [METROID PRIME] Demo Disc: Ice Valley
Ben Cullum - [Mickey's Speedway USA #12] Alaska
Shogo Sakai - [Mother 3+ #08] Snowman
Goemon Production Team - [Mystical Ninja: Starring Goemon] Holy Ground Pemopemo
Naofumi Hataya - [NiGHTS into dreams... PERFECT ALBUM CD1 #20a] Take The Snow Train (Regular Ver.)
Tomoko Sasaki - [NiGHTS into dreams... PERFECT ALBUM CD1 #20b] Take The Snow Train (Sweet Ver.)
Fumie Kumatani - [NiGHTS into dreams... PERFECT ALBUM CD1 #20c] Take The Snow Train (Bitter Ver.)
Naofumi Hataya - [NiGHTS into dreams... PERFECT ALBUM CD1 #20d] Take The Snow Train (Spicy Ver.)
Naofumi Hataya - [NiGHTS into dreams... PERFECT ALBUM CD3 #41] Welcome To Christmas Nights
Naofumi Hataya - [NiGHTS into dreams... PERFECT ALBUM CD3 #44] The Dragon Gave A Loud Scream: In Holy Night
Tomoko Sasaki - [NiGHTS into dreams... PERFECT ALBUM CD3 #45] Twinkle Star (Event)
Tomoko Sasaki - [NiGHTS into dreams... PERFECT ALBUM CD3 #47] Winter Sleep
Tomoko Sasaki - [NiGHTS into dreams... PERFECT ALBUM CD3 #48a] Jack Frost's Chime (Regular Ver.)
Tomoko Sasaki - [NiGHTS into dreams... PERFECT ALBUM CD3 #48b] Jack Frost's Chime (Sweet Ver.)
Naofumi Hataya - [NiGHTS into dreams... PERFECT ALBUM CD3 #48c] Jack Frost's Chime (Bitter Ver.)
Naofumi Hataya - [NiGHTS into dreams... PERFECT ALBUM CD3 #48d] Jack Frost's Chime (Spicy Ver.)
Sitar Senoo - [Polystars #09] Over the Frozen Sea (2nd BGM)
Kenichi Matsubara, Yukie Morimoto, Saiko Miki - [Pop'n Twinbee: Rainbow Bell Adventure] World of Ice and Snow
SoundTeMP - [Ragnarok Online] White Christmas
Akari Kaida - [Rockman & Forte] Cold Man Stage
Toshihiko Horiyama - [Rockman Rockman/Mega Man Powered Up #09] Ice Man Stage
Hiroki Kikuta - [Secret of Mana CD1 #16] A Wish
Hiroki Kikuta - [Secret of Mana CD1 #25] Eight Ringing Bells
Hiroki Kikuta - [Seiken Densetsu 3 CD1 #08] Witchmakers
Hiroki Kikuta - [Seiken Densetsu 3 CD1 #09] Another Winter
Richard Jacques - [Sonic 3D Blast #08] Diamond Dust Act 1
Richard Jacques - [Sonic 3D Blast #09] Diamond Dust Act 2
Shinobu Amayake - [Stunt Race FX] White Land
Jun Chiki Chikuma - [Super Bomberman 3 CD1 #13] BGM 5
Koji Kondo - [Super Mario 64 #11] Snow Mountain
Mahito Yokota - [Super Mario Galaxy 2 OST CD1 #28] Freezy Flake Galaxy
Mahito Yokota - [Super Mario Galaxy Original Soundtrack Platinum Version (Disc 2) #39] Ice Mountain
Soyo Oka - [Super Mario Kart] Vanilla Lake (Final Lap)
Soyo Oka - [Super Mario Kart] Vanilla Lake
Shogo Sakai - [Super Smash Bros. Brawl - Vol. F: Kirby CD06 #11] Frozen Hillside
Shogo Sakai - [Super Smash Bros. Brawl - Vol. K: Mother CD11 #01] Snowman
Motoi Sakuraba, Shinji Tamura - [Tales of Phantasia] Biting Cold
Ryo Nagamatsu - [The Legend Of Zelda A Link Between Worlds Sound Selection (Disc 2) CD2 #12] Dungeon - Ice Ruins
Koji Kondo - [The Legend Of Zelda: Majora's Mask #201] Snow Mountain
Koji Kondo - [The Legend Of Zelda: Majora's Mask #206] Snowhead Temple
Koji Kondo - [The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (v1.0) #62] Ice Cavern
Asuka Ota - [The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess] Sled Game
Toru Minegishi - [The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess] Snowpeak Ruins
Kazumi Totaka - [Wave Race 64 #13] Glacier Coast
Kazumi Totaka - [Yoshi's Story #09a] Alpina Blue
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Spoiler:
Sei-Peridot - [Affectio #03] Snow Around
Soichi Terada - [Ape Escape 3 Originape Soundtracks CD1 #29] Freeze Continent 2
Soichi Terada - [Ape Escape 3 Originape Soundtracks CD1 #32] Freeze Continent
Soichi Terada - [Ape Escape 3 Originape Soundtracks CD2 #32] Winterville
Grant Kirkhope - [Banjo-Kazooie] Freezeezy Peak (Normal)
Grant Kirkhope - [Banjo-Kazooie] Click Clock Wood (Winter)
Grant Kirkhope - [Banjo-Kazooie] Nabnut's House (Winter)
Grant Kirkhope - [Banjo-Kazooie] Inside the Christmas Tree
Grant Kirkhope - [Banjo-Kazooie] Inside the Treetops (Winter)
Grant Kirkhope - [Banjo-Kazooie] Click Clock Wood (Lobby, Winter)
Akifumi Tada - [Bomberman 64] White Ice
Hayato Matsuo - [Centre Court Tennis / Let's Smash #22] Ice Court
Masashi Hamauzu - [Chocobo no Fushigina Dungeon Special Pack CD #01] Chocobo's Happy Christmas
Yasunori Mitsuda - [Chrono Trigger CD3 #01] Singing Mountain
Hayato Matsuo - [Classic Road 2] Winter
David Wise - [Diddy Kong Racing #14] Everfrost Peak, Snowball Valley
David Wise - [Diddy Kong Racing #15] Walrus Cove
David Wise - [Diddy Kong Racing #16] Frosty Village
David Wise - [Diddy Kong Racing #49] Island (Winter Land)
Dave Wise - [Donkey Kong Country 2] In a Snow-Bound Land
Keiichi Suzuki - [Earthbound] Winters White
Hirokazu Tanaka - [Earthbound] In Winters, There is a Genius
Hirokazu Tanaka - [Earthbound] Snowman
Jake Kaufman - [Face Racers] Winter
Jun Ishikawa - [Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards] Shiver Star Select
Hirokazu Ando - [Kirby's Dream Course] Iceberg Ocean
Jun Ishikawa - [Kirby's Dream Land 3] Iceberg
Jun Ishikawa - [Kirby's Return To Dreamland CD2 #15] Sundae Snowstorm
Atsuhiro Motoyama - [Kururin Squash!] World C2
DiNY - [La Tale #90] [크리스마스이벤트] A Winter Night's Dream
Seirou Okamoto - [Magic Knight Rayearth Original Soundtrack #17] White Ice of Rosen
Kenta Nagata - [Mario Kart 64 #08a] Frappe Snowland, Sherbet Land
Kenta Nagata - [Mario Kart 64 #08b] Frappe Snowland, Sherbet Land (Fast)
Kenta Nagata - [Mario Kart Double Dash!! #19] Sherbet Land
Asuka Ota - [Mario Kart Wii - Complete Soundtrack CD1 #07] DK's Snowboard Cross
Yuki Iwai - [Mega Man X] Chill Penguin Stage
Kenji Yamamoto, Kouichi Kyuma - [METROID PRIME] Ice Valley (Ice Plaza Passage)
Kenji Yamamoto, Kouichi Kyuma - [METROID PRIME] Ice Valley
Kenji Yamamoto, Kouichi Kyuma - [METROID PRIME] Ice Valley (Ice Water Hall)
Kenji Yamamoto, Kouichi Kyuma - [METROID PRIME] Ice Valley (Phendrana Deep Lake Area)
Kenji Yamamoto, Kouichi Kyuma - [METROID PRIME] Ice Chapel
Kenji Yamamoto, Kouichi Kyuma - [METROID PRIME] Demo Disc: Ice Valley
Ben Cullum - [Mickey's Speedway USA #12] Alaska
Shogo Sakai - [Mother 3+ #08] Snowman
Goemon Production Team - [Mystical Ninja: Starring Goemon] Holy Ground Pemopemo
Naofumi Hataya - [NiGHTS into dreams... PERFECT ALBUM CD1 #20a] Take The Snow Train (Regular Ver.)
Tomoko Sasaki - [NiGHTS into dreams... PERFECT ALBUM CD1 #20b] Take The Snow Train (Sweet Ver.)
Fumie Kumatani - [NiGHTS into dreams... PERFECT ALBUM CD1 #20c] Take The Snow Train (Bitter Ver.)
Naofumi Hataya - [NiGHTS into dreams... PERFECT ALBUM CD1 #20d] Take The Snow Train (Spicy Ver.)
Naofumi Hataya - [NiGHTS into dreams... PERFECT ALBUM CD3 #41] Welcome To Christmas Nights
Naofumi Hataya - [NiGHTS into dreams... PERFECT ALBUM CD3 #44] The Dragon Gave A Loud Scream: In Holy Night
Tomoko Sasaki - [NiGHTS into dreams... PERFECT ALBUM CD3 #45] Twinkle Star (Event)
Tomoko Sasaki - [NiGHTS into dreams... PERFECT ALBUM CD3 #47] Winter Sleep
Tomoko Sasaki - [NiGHTS into dreams... PERFECT ALBUM CD3 #48a] Jack Frost's Chime (Regular Ver.)
Tomoko Sasaki - [NiGHTS into dreams... PERFECT ALBUM CD3 #48b] Jack Frost's Chime (Sweet Ver.)
Naofumi Hataya - [NiGHTS into dreams... PERFECT ALBUM CD3 #48c] Jack Frost's Chime (Bitter Ver.)
Naofumi Hataya - [NiGHTS into dreams... PERFECT ALBUM CD3 #48d] Jack Frost's Chime (Spicy Ver.)
Sitar Senoo - [Polystars #09] Over the Frozen Sea (2nd BGM)
Kenichi Matsubara, Yukie Morimoto, Saiko Miki - [Pop'n Twinbee: Rainbow Bell Adventure] World of Ice and Snow
SoundTeMP - [Ragnarok Online] White Christmas
Akari Kaida - [Rockman & Forte] Cold Man Stage
Toshihiko Horiyama - [Rockman Rockman/Mega Man Powered Up #09] Ice Man Stage
Hiroki Kikuta - [Secret of Mana CD1 #16] A Wish
Hiroki Kikuta - [Secret of Mana CD1 #25] Eight Ringing Bells
Hiroki Kikuta - [Seiken Densetsu 3 CD1 #08] Witchmakers
Hiroki Kikuta - [Seiken Densetsu 3 CD1 #09] Another Winter
Richard Jacques - [Sonic 3D Blast #08] Diamond Dust Act 1
Richard Jacques - [Sonic 3D Blast #09] Diamond Dust Act 2
Shinobu Amayake - [Stunt Race FX] White Land
Jun Chiki Chikuma - [Super Bomberman 3 CD1 #13] BGM 5
Koji Kondo - [Super Mario 64 #11] Snow Mountain
Mahito Yokota - [Super Mario Galaxy 2 OST CD1 #28] Freezy Flake Galaxy
Mahito Yokota - [Super Mario Galaxy Original Soundtrack Platinum Version (Disc 2) #39] Ice Mountain
Soyo Oka - [Super Mario Kart] Vanilla Lake (Final Lap)
Soyo Oka - [Super Mario Kart] Vanilla Lake
Shogo Sakai - [Super Smash Bros. Brawl - Vol. F: Kirby CD06 #11] Frozen Hillside
Shogo Sakai - [Super Smash Bros. Brawl - Vol. K: Mother CD11 #01] Snowman
Motoi Sakuraba, Shinji Tamura - [Tales of Phantasia] Biting Cold
Ryo Nagamatsu - [The Legend Of Zelda A Link Between Worlds Sound Selection (Disc 2) CD2 #12] Dungeon - Ice Ruins
Koji Kondo - [The Legend Of Zelda: Majora's Mask #201] Snow Mountain
Koji Kondo - [The Legend Of Zelda: Majora's Mask #206] Snowhead Temple
Koji Kondo - [The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (v1.0) #62] Ice Cavern
Asuka Ota - [The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess] Sled Game
Toru Minegishi - [The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess] Snowpeak Ruins
Kazumi Totaka - [Wave Race 64 #13] Glacier Coast
Kazumi Totaka - [Yoshi's Story #09a] Alpina Blue
Wow, what a list! Am I right in assuming you also seasonalize your music?
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Nope, I've only done it for winter/xmas, because other seasons are more difficult to pin down musically/have less common themes. Plus there's so many covers of traditional Christmas songs, in videogames and elsewhere, that it makes it worthwhile. The way I'm doing this is by writing an "#xmas" tag in the Genre field, then keeping an autoplaylist in foobar2000 that looks there. It's not very elegant and honestly anathema to many music collectors, but it works well for me.
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