radical Christmas carols – click here for lyric sheets

“The perfect stocking stuffer.” gajoob

“Twisted Xmas tunes, don’t tell Santa!” Don Campau, KFR

“It’s really good to see that you haven’t lost your sense of humor. Everyone I’ve played the Christmas Album for so far really loved it. … Rest assured that this baby will get plenty of air.” Ben Kettlewell, WOMR

“This one surprised me. Having only been privy to Wind’s instrumental works, most of which are lean and careful synthesizer constructions, her Christmas Album hit me with its direct and pointed wit and powerful, cutting sarcasm with unmistakable point. This tape is loaded with social comment. “Radioactive Rudolph” and “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” offer up environmental protest. While others sing of tyrannical savagery, power mongering despotism, AIDS (her “Twelve Days of Christmas” should become a classic), big business corruption, world unrest, the plight of illegal aliens, child abuse (witness her “Silent Night” – “Silent night, holy night / All is calm, all is not right: / Someone beat and burned the child / This time things went really wild – / Sleep in heavenly peace, / Sleep in heavenly peace”), atheism, and more. Wind pulls no punches with this one, and while the singing by Wind and Peg Tittle is quite jagged and often raw, this serves to make the proceedings even more direct and powerful – and humorous too. Highly recommended.” gajoob 1992

  1. 1. Radioactive Rudolph 1:12
  2. 2. O Little Town of Bethlehem 0:44
  3. 3. I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa Claus 0:56
  4. 4. The Little Boy 2:10
  5. 5. Here Comes an Army Tank 0:29
  6. 6. Good Mayor What's-His-Name 3:13
  7. 7. Joy to the World 1:36
  8. 8. The Twelve Days of Christmas 4:05
  9. 9. Hark, the Herald Angels Sing 0:51
  10. 10. We Three 2:10
  11. 11. Silent Night 0:53
  12. 12. Here We Come A-Wassailing 1:28
  13. 13. The Government is Coming to Town 0:49
  14. 14. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen 0:36
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Credits:

The chris wind Christmas Singers – Peg Tittle

Lyrics, instrumental performance, production – chris wind

cw07CA © chris wind 1990

 

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