We're not sure how it happened, but somewhere along its timeline, the iPhone (and it's big brother, the iPad) gained a following from musicians, who saw opportunity to create music on the mobile iOS operating platform. We're thankful, because it gives us great fodder for posts like this. Check out the video above, then click through to watch 6 more stellar Christmas songs performed entirely on iDevices.
Carol of the Bells (above)
North Point Community Church's iBand has been racking up the hits on YouTube. That's them performing the Carol of the Bells at the top of the post, using a only medley of music apps on iPhones and iPads.
North Point's iBand also has a great cover of Feliz Navidad, featuring singing robots and lots of autotune.
Deck the Halls
The Ignited Digital Choir
Ignited is a full-service advertising agency whose employees must have a lot of time on their hands. They coordinated 60 iPhones stocked with Talking Friends apps to sing Deck the Halls. It's embedded here for your viewing pleasure, but make sure to head to Ignited's website and watch it there—the ad agency is donating 5¢ per view to the LA Mission.
Youtube'r docjazz4 makes sweet, sweet music here, playing a medley of Christmas hits with the iPhone Ocarina app.
Carol of the Bells
The iCaroler app (free right now!) does all the work for you here, but you can still get a little creative. Grab a bunch of friends and connect your iPhones via Bluetooth, setting off a 15-piece harmony.
Carbon Leaf are a Virginia-based indie rock band you've probably never heard of, but boy can these guys get creative with iPhones. Here they use a motion-sensitive bells app to play the tune of Jingle Bells.
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
To get a glimpse into the making of an iCarol, check out this video by LGF and see how 3 iPhones and an iPad can come together and play a tech rendition of Santa Claus is Coming to Town. Or, you can just skip to 1:17 and get to the good stuff. (Warning: gratuitous autotune ahead.)