The Five Best Christmas Albums You Never Knew Existed
We at the Weekly have been having a ball this Christmas season. Stringing up the lights, hanging up the tree, putting It's A Wonderful Life, Love Actually and Christmas Evil on a non-stop loop around the office. But as much as we love Bing Crosby's White Christmas, Mariah Carey's Merry Christmas and the approximately 3,700 Mannheim Steamroller CDs we've collected over the years, sometimes it's refreshing to dig in the crates and pull out some often overlooked Christmas gems to get holly AND jolly on. So, if you and the family are planning on simply having a wonderful Christmastime this year, he's some more obscure cuts for the sugarplum fairies to dance in your head to. Here's The Five Best Christmas Albums You Never Knew Existed.
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Mojo Nixon - Horny Holidays 1992
Cowpunk icon Mojo Nixon has been a renegade rabble-rouser ever since he first stepped in-front of a microphone. Nixon holds Jesus Christ in the same regard, as his Christmas album Horny Holidays opens with a rendition of "Happy Birthday" that refers to him as a "Renegade rabbi rebel rouser from Bethlehem." Nixon once declared "Elvis is Everywhere," and Horny Holidays is no exception as both Christmas standards and obscure gems gain some swingin' pelvic thrusts through Nixon's retooling.
Tiny Tim - Tiny Tim's Christmas Album 1996
Posthumously released shortly following his death, Tiny Tim's finally official album was Tiny Tim's Christmas Album which Rounder Records put out in December 1996. It's existence is not a cause for mourning, however, as Tim brings his signature falsetto to Christmas standards both religious and traditional alike. The childlike wonder he brings to tracks such as "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" are among the most spellbinding ever recorded.