Creating Penn State-Themed Christmas Album Covers
Happy holidays, folks!
We’ve recreated album covers time and time again here at Onward State. However, we’ve never tackled the challenge of recreating some holiday classics. To get into the spirit of the season, we thought it was time to modify some of our favorite Christmas albums, Penn State-style.
“Merry Christmas” — Bing Crosby
The olden days of holiday music gave us some of the most iconic renditions of famous Christmas songs like “White Christmas” and “Silver Bells.” Bing Crosby is one of the greats from this era, and there’s no question that the Nittany Lion would be an equally iconic replacement.
“Ultimate Christmas” — Frank Sinatra
Another old-time crooner who made some Christmas classics is Frank Sinatra. Sharing the first three letters of his last name with Sinatra, we thought Penn State running back Nick Singleton would enjoy an end zone Christmas.
“A Holly Dolly Christmas” — Dolly Parton
Who says country music can’t be Christmas music, too? This recreation plays on the rhyming scheme of country legend Dolly Parton’s album, “A Holly Dolly Christmas,” but this time, with Penn State women’s volleyball setter Mac Podraza.
“The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album” — The Beach Boys
While they may not have played a December game in Beaver Stadium yet, the Beaver Boys will be lighting up the holiday season with a rendition of their new song, “Little Saint Franklin.” It’s sure to be a hit.
“The Andy Williams Christmas Album” — Andy Williams
Riffing off of the classic “Andy Williams Christmas Album,” the Penn State version of the album features a tracklist fit for Happy Valley. Some of the highlights include “The Creamery Song,” “Sweet Little Quarterback,” and “The Blue Band Drummer Boy.”
“Everyday is Christmas” — Sia
Wrapping up with a modern album, there’s no better Penn Stater to recreate Sia’s iconic hairdo for her album “Everyday is Christmas” than men’s basketball player Ace Baldwin Jr.
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