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Dec 12, 2012 6:38AM
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How in the name of Weird Christmas Collections could you forget the 3 Bob Rivers "Twisted Christmas" CDs?  Not only is "The 12 Pains of Christmas" still funny, but the send up of "The Wizard of Oz" which is featured on the Bob Rivers I AM CLAUS CD is letter perfect.  If you need a chuckle and have reached your listening limit when it comes to "A Holly Jolly Christmas" or "All I Want For Christmas is You"...seek out all 3 Bob Rivers "Twisted Christmas" CDs. 

Dec 24, 2012 2:13PM
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what was not said in the artice of Dylans Christmas cd was that ALL proceeds went to AMERICAN Children's Shelters in the US
Dec 12, 2012 9:29AM
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I agree with argytunes, the Bob Rivers Collections are the Best!   I am not one for "traditional" holiday music, I worked retail for too many years. 

I am much more inclined to the comical and off-beat music of the season. I love the Elmo & Patsy, Way up North, SNL versions and many others that were featured on the Dr. Demento radio shows (from my youth).  Hard rock versions of Christmas music, oh yeah! Also, anything done the Elvis way.

Let's not forget, Adam Sandler's Hannukah songs...they fit right in.  I look forward to hearing all the twisted, unusual, tongue-in-cheek productions of the classics. 

 

Dec 12, 2012 8:11AM
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Need to add "Yule be Miserable" otherwise, nice selection
Dec 12, 2012 7:07AM
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I've spent years trying to find a rumored Xmas album by The Cure.
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Weirdest Holiday Albums

By Michael Shilling

When Bob Dylan put out a Christmas record, 2009's utterly play-it-straight-to-make-it-weird "Christmas in the Heart," we knew it was time to take stock of other, er, artists -- none of them geniuses like Saint Bob -- who had gotten it into their heads that there was, you know, something they could add to that most narrow of sub-genres, the Christmas record. There's all kinds of head-scratching yuletide fun to be found, from the pompous to the perverse, but none of it is forgettable. However hard you try.