Not Another Christmas Album!
I love Christmas music. Give it to me in reggae, pop, celtic, rock, whatever, I love it! The fact that I am a Christmas freak may have something to do with that. While YouTubing for some classics recently, I found out something really strange. Just about every man, woman and their dog had a Christmas album! It didn’t matter if they were new on the music scene, they had a Christmas album.
It seems as soon as a new artiste comes out, their manager goes to them, “Ok, here’s the dealio. We have to, I mean we NEED to, release a Christmas album like ASAP!” “But it’s only July…” “Nevermind that. We need a Christmas album. It’s what makes you bonafide. You feeling me?”
Luckily for me, I rather the Christmas classics. I like the old stuff, they make me feel warm and fuzzy inside and go better with everything. Putting up the tree, decorating the house, having a Christmas dinner, or just sipping on some accidentally-laced egg nog. It just goes together, you feeling me? Many years ago, I would actually go out and buy the latest Christmas album every year, before I realized that I couldn’t keep up. How many times can one sing ‘Silent Night’? And really, how many versions of the ‘Little Drummer Boy’ can you make?
Saying this, I must say I really enjoyed the Biebs’ Christmas album ‘Under The Mistletoe’. It’s actually a good listen and one of the better albums out there. It sort of reminds me of another of my oldie favorites, The Jackson 5 Christmas album, especially the way he did, ‘Some day at Christmas’, a very poignant holiday song that predicts a Christmas in the future where wars and pain etc. will be non-existent. Too bad we won’t be around to see that…
Hmm…I wonder if Rebecca Black has a Christmas album? ‘It’s Christmas, Christmas, gotta get down on Christmas…’
- Katherine Jenkins – This Is Christmas (stirringtrouble.wordpress.com)
- 9 Christmas Albums That Won’t Make You Want to Punch an Elf (entertainment.time.com)