Carols with the Super-Heroes

The original Limited Collector's Edition Christmas with the Super-Heroes had DC stars singing songs and you were asked to sing along. Not parodies (though wouldn't it be great of Batman actually sang "Batman smells"?), actual Christmas carols. So what does each character's song choice tell us about them?
Superman sings Silent Night. I'm sure he had a Christian upbringing, down in Kansas, and this is a religious classic. It's about a night of peace, one that might be provided by an angelic guardian like the Man of Steel. I think this makes sense, even if Supes is more of a day than night hero.
The Marvel Family sing Deck the Halls. Obviously. It's got its own mantra/magic nonsense words in it. And with the yule log in the fireplace, it's very homey and speaks of spending the holidays with family.
Batman sings Kings of the Orient, which is kind of a surprising choice. Maybe he just came back from a battle with Ra's al Ghul? Focusing on the wise men and their gifts perhaps speaks to his own wealth, or he might have been drawn to the line "bleeding, dying". Yeah, sounds about right. I just can't believe he has the voice for this.
Sugar and Spike sing Away in a Manger, which fine, is about the Baby Jesus, and they're babies, that's true. But do adults hear them sing in baby-speak?
Hawkman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and Robin get together to sing Adeste Fidelis. It sure is a religious selection on the whole, isn't it? Especially with a Greco-Roman warrior woman and a Thanagarian in the choir. Maybe they're doing canon stuff in the refrain, but yeah, this is totally Robin's idea. (You're telling me Hal Jordan is religious?)
Santa Claus can be counted on for a bit of secular cheer at least, with Jingle Bells. Bit narcissistic though, don't you think? At least he's not singing I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa Claus. And if you question whether the old boy is a DC Universe denizen, I think we proved that he was a few years back.

You have a good one!

2 comments:

John said...

Were she reading this, my choir director would surely point out that the original version of the song sung by the Marvel family is "Deck the Hall." I've heard her say "One hall, many boughs" at least 18 times over the course of my six seasons with the group.

Siskoid said...

It's the Earth-S version.

 

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