Chiron Beta Prime is THE best SF Christmas story song. (It’s told in the form of a Christmas card from relatives who have been enslaved by aliens.) The song was written in 2005 and is worth packing out every year when the tinsel rain begins. Listen to it below, or go bask in the glory of the Books Punks Geeky Holiday Song List we published last Christmas.
“This year has been a little crazy for the Andersons.
You may recall we had some trouble last year.
The robot council had us banished to an asteroid.
That hasn’t undermined our holiday cheer.
And we know it’s almost Christmas by the marks we make on the wall.
That’s our favorite time of year.
“Merry Christmas from Chiron Beta Prime,
Where we’re working in a mine for our robot overlords.
Did I say overlords? I meant protectors.
Merry Christmas from Chiron Beta Prime.”