Wow...You chose a hell of a gift man. First the song. I can really see what you mean by the subtle undertone. You can tell its there, but as you say its almost hidden. I agree with my Smidly that as a loop it could be cleaner, but just listening to it once through sounds great. Its nice that you used high notes to bring out the slightly darker music. For the most part, musicians tend to use lower notes to express darker imagery or the high notes are blatant in their dark tone. With this the high notes barely push on that edge of happy light that we get from Christmas music and the subtle dark you were looking for. Now i just wanna say thanks. I've always been a big fan of your music and looked forward to seeing new content from you. Without going into too much detail, life got busy for me. I no longer had the hours i wanted to spend on newgrounds and the backlog of material from artists i liked (especially you) grew larger. I'm happy to see your still making the content that im sure all of you fans love to hear. Keep up the good work and I hope i will be able to hear more from you in the future.
A loyal, but definitely not your only fan