Even if you don't enjoy chiptunes, purchasing this new 8-bit album is a great way to donate to a good cause.
Let's face it, if you haven't donated to Child's Play in one way or another with the myriad of methods that seem to be everywhere, you probably exclaim "humbug" when you see happy children. Don't despair, you now have yet another chance to donate to the cause by supporting a new 8-bit Christmas album that was created with some serious skills.
The album, 8-Bit Christmas, is presented by Rush Coil and can be found here. Aside from the fact that it rocks, my favorite part is how most of the songs have some kind of NES or other chiptune inspiration. For example, "O, Christmas Tree" contains the beat from the Woodman theme in Mega Man 2, and "Deck the Halls" smacks of indie hit Cave Story, though I could be wrong on that one.
There have been other holiday chiptune albums in the past, but I think 8-Bit Christmas is my favorite by far, just due to the variety and depth in each song. The album can be listened to in its entirety at 8bitchristmas.com, but can also be purchased digitally for $4, while physical copies run $10 with free shipping. The proceeds go right into the coffers over at Child's Play, which provides entertainment to children in hospitals.
If awesome music doesn't help you donate to Child's Play, well I'm plum out of ideas. Do it already!