Spookey Ruben "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"

Spookey Ruben "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"
Now that he's wrapped up his September residency at Toronto's Not My Dog, pop eccentric Spookey Ruben is ready to celebrate the holidays. Thus, he's just unveiled a new cover of the Christmas standard "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen."

Of course, we're talking Spookey Ruben, so there's no straight-up sleigh bells and piano here; instead, he puts a reggae spin on the proceedings, with crisp snare hits and a grooving bassline.

If you're lucky, he might even play it at his upcoming Xmas Party at Toronto venue the Painted Lady, on December 20, featuring Mary Margaret O'Hara. At the very least, expect good tidings of comfort and joy.