Rose Melberg & Gregory Webster "Merry Christmas (I Don't Want to Fight Tonight)" (the Ramones cover)

Rose Melberg & Gregory Webster "Merry Christmas (I Don't Want to Fight Tonight)" (the Ramones cover)
Vancouver's Kingfisher Bluez imprint is hosting its annual Christmas Party on December 20, and as previously reported, the $12 cover charge will let you check out performances from Needles//Pins, B-Lines, Shawn Mrazek Lives! and more, as well as nab you a holiday single from Rose Melberg. Ahead of the festivities, you can hear the record's hot cocoa-sweet take on the Ramones' "Merry Christmas (I Don't Want to Fight Tonight)."

The track dials down the buzzy business of the original number, instead finding Melberg and co-conspirator Gregory Webster harmonizing atop jaunty piano melodies and jing-tinglin' sleigh bells. While subverting the punky tone in favour of a more traditional approach, it's a still welcome seasonal addition to our holiday playlist.

All proceeds from the show at Vancouver's Cobalt and single sales will go to 1-800-SUICIDE and Crisis Centre BC. You can learn more about the show here.