Lesser Known Xmas Songs

This time of year our eardrums are attacked by a swarming barrage of Christmas songs, conjuring up images of chestnuts roasting over an open fire to glimpses of mommy kissing Santa Claus under the mistletoe ... and all the Freudian issues that accompany that image. So, if you want a break from the same old songs, why not check out these lesser known Christmas albums/CDs:

1singalong300_02Sing Along With Mitt - A collection of holiday favorites sung by Governor Mitt Romney and the Gang. Includes:  The Twelve Days of the New Hampshire Primary, Away in the Statehouse, O Come All Ye Registered Republican Voters, Rudolph - The GOP Frontrunner, It Came Upon a Midnight Recount, The Republicans Are Coming to Town, O Little Town of Salt Lake City, and Hark! The Herald Newspaper Endorses Mitt.

A Politically Correct Christmas - Your favorite holiday songs updated to be less offensive. Includes: It Came Upon a Midnight Clear (Maybe), The First Noel (Perhaps, Although it Can't be Proven), and The Christmas Song with the line "And folks dressed up like Eskimos" changed to "And folks dressed up like Inuits." Also, in the song Jingle Bells, the reference to "Miss Fannie Bright" has been changed to "Ms. Fannie Bright, PhD.," and the "lean and lank" horse has been removed due to protests from PETA (and in fact the entire "one-horse open sleigh" has been replaced by an SUV with 4-wheel drive). Also included: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen and Women, O Come All Ye Faithful and Even Those Who Don't Have Faith and Those With Faith Yet Who Don't Attend Church Regularly, and Joy to the World (Including Those Countries that Did Not Support the US in the Iraq War).

A Backwards Christmas - All your favorite Holiday classics, sung backwards. Included: Wonderland Winter, Reindeer Nosed-Red The Rudolph, Snow it Let! Snow it Let! Snow it Let!, Christmas White, Kings Three We, and Night Silent.

A Quiet Christmas - One solid hour of complete silence. Not one song, not even one note on the entire album. Just sit back and listen ... to ... nothing. Kinda nice, huh?

Jack Sheedy

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