Last week, I complained about the lack of holiday-themed DLC for band games.
So I followed up with the makers of "Guitar Hero: World Tour," "Rock Band" and "Rock Revolution" to see if they had any last-minute holiday songs up their sleeves.
Today, MTV Games and Harmonix are announcing through Multiplayer the December 23 release of the "Rock Band" "Rockin' the Holidays 2008" downloadable track pack, which includes three songs: "Hanukkah Blessings" by Barenaked Ladies, "Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You" by Billy Squier and The Pretenders' version of "Blue Christmas." Each track will be $.99 (80 Microsoft Points) each or for $2.99 (240 Microsoft Points) for the pack.
Meanwhile, a Konami rep confirmed that "Rock Revolution" will not get any holiday songs. Activision also told me that there won't be any holiday music available for download for "Guitar Hero: World Tour," but wanted to remind me that new, exclusive songs for Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana and The Eagles are available this month. And on December 23, players will get three free Reggae tracks from Pepper, Slightly Stoopid and Expendables. (And Patrick did find some homebrew holiday songs on GHTunes created by its players.)
Also, a reader correctly pointed out that "Wii Music" has two Christmas songs: "Jingle Bell Rock" and "O Christmas Tree."
So will this satisfy your holiday band game needs, or is this too little too late?