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I am torn here. I have mixed feelings about this song. I do not know if I like it or not. Please give it a listen and tell me what you think.

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Well...I love Vai, so I think it's pretty cool. Are you thinking about using it in your display or something? If that's the case, I'm not sure. If it's not the version from Charlie Brown, some folks might not identify it specifically as a Christmas song. Just my opinion.

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I am torn here. I have mixed feelings about this song. I do not know if I like it or not. Please give it a listen and tell me what you think.

Thanks

I like it and I would use it.

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I like it. It's a good remix of a classic, but I'd have to agree that something with a bit higher tempo might synchronize better. Unless your looking for a slower song as a contrast. My advice is don’t over think it, if you like it do it. It’s much easier to program a song you like than one your just ok with.

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I think most people will recognize this as a Christmas song. Even if they don't, people use a lot of non-Christmas songs in their display to good results... Heck, Wizards in Winter is about the least-Christmassy "Christmas" song I've ever heard...

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i love the music!! but I agree, probably a bit too long, I would shorten it down a bit, and maybe use it as a quick slow down between a couple of faster songs. maybe long rolling fade ups and downs across elements in your display... but definately love the tune.

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Thanks for the advice guys. I have definitely been considering cutting it down a little but the song is great. Also, I was going to use it at the end of the show.

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I find this song a little too slow. I've synchronized Christmas songs and also non-Christmas songs because they were interesting to synchronize...

I've made my first trial today on the house and even though not everthing was plugged in it was nice to look at.

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