Here are my reviews;
MilkMan-Dan - The Purest of Winters
When I first listened through all songs in the contest, this is the song I personally liked the most. This really gives a sweet commercialised "christmas feeling" we can see in those sugar sweet christmas-movies. I think this song have the most NG christmas flash potential of all songs in this contest! Great job!!!
Adjusted overall - 72
SineRider - 1. SineRider's Christmas Epic
I really like the mood in this song. The bells in the beginning sounds kinda false, to be honest, but it´s not that important.
It kinda feels like it´s not going anywhere though... it´s a little too "empty". Good christmas song overall though.
Adjusted Overall - 40.5
Stealth-Annihilator - March Of The Elves (xmas song)
A few samples bring the christmas spirit in, but it´s not there all the way... That synth was in my opinion a little annoying. It could definitley have worked better if you´d have given the synth some pause here and there. The song is a little too monotone.
Adjusted Overall - 19.1
DavidOrr - Christmas Eve
This song is just plain awsome. I love the way it shifts to a more myserious direction after a while. It´s just that it kindof reminds me of Warcraft II in some places, and that lowers the christmasishness (is that a word??:) some. It´s just a small detail though. The ending is really epic, wich too is on the edge to "fantasy-world", kindof.
That´s just me being pecky though, the song have a great and interesting arrangement, and is a song I can listen to over and over again! Great christmas song!
Adjusted Overall - 71.6
DarKsidE555 - A world so cold
This is a quite touching song. The song itself isn´t that much "christmasish" in the classic way, but this is definitley a christmas song with a strong message. Perhaps a subtle bell-sample or something would have brought it a little more towards December 24´th (25´th in some countries:). Mellow stuff!
Adjusted Overall - 52.9
attemptedperfection - Greensleeves (MAC6)
I never heard the original, and to be honest the first time I heard this song I didn´t think much of it. It didn´t take me long to change my mind though... Maybe it´s because I think "in christmas" right now, but I can really see (hear) the christmasish feeling in here! Its a cool song and performed good!
Adjusted Overall - 38.4
xlash - Snowman Dance
Yeah, it´s christmas sounding alright (wich is what saves it), but it is also a very simple song that honestly is quite boring. Basicly its just a loop that goes over and over. Nothing much happens really...
If you had made a short loop, like 15-30 sec out of this instead, I´m sure this would have felt alot better.
Adjusted Overall 10.1
RyeGuyHead - In The Woods
I really like the wood-samples you´ve used here, but to start out with, it doesn´t bring me to santas home, but rather to a dark forrest with a forgotten cemetary, filled with bad memories and ghosts and stuff.
Don´t get me wrong, the song is awsome, great production, arrangement, quality... With a big fat hiphop beat and an 808 BOOM it´d be royale, but it´s going down alot since I can´t find the christmas spirit anywhere in it...
Adjusted Overall - 17.7
BLACKNOISE - The First Sled Ride--_--
This song is really cute, the choise of instruments are a hit and miss though... the flute thing along with the string and piano brings christmas in, but the beat... nah. I just think of some pixelated 8-bit nintendo characters celebrating christmas when hearing this song... That´s a good thing tough!
But at the same time, it feels like it could have been alot better. Not so many things happen, it´s allmost a littel boring. But I sence the christmas spirit :)
Adjusted Overall - 24.8
MrPariah - DJ Santa´s dance club
One thing with electronic music is that when it overrides, the digital distortion will make it sound very bad. The basedrum you have really ruined alot for my musical experience. I would like to say that you should work some more, check out what "musical components" you might need to make a song sound "fulfilled" (for example, there´s a reason you´ll often find a guitar, a bass, drums and a vocalist in a rock band...). What are the premisses for electronic music?
Anyway, the melody sounds random, you should give it more structure I think... There is a distant and very stiff christmasfeel in this song however, wich makes ithe score pop up a little higher.
Adjusted Overall - 6.3