Christmas With Weezer
 
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Christmas With Weezer

December 16, 2008

$4.99
  Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
1:25
2
O Come All Ye Faithful
2:04
3
O Holy Night
4:04
4
The First Noel
2:22
5
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
1:32
6
Silent Night
2:22


Product Details

  • Original Release Date: December 16, 2008
  • Release Date: December 16, 2008
  • Label: DGC/Interscope
  • Copyright: (C) 2008 DGC/Interscope Records
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  • Total Length: 13:49
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  • ASIN: B001NBIME6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #32,890 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

Customer Reviews

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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Traditional Christmas songs... Traditional Weezer sound. December 16, 2008
Format:MP3 Music
As a huge fan of Weezer, I downloaded this album the moment I heard about it, and I was not disappointed. There are no new songs here. Every track is a Christmas classic and they don't tinker with the lyrics or the melodies, which works surprisingly well.

All too often artists go so far out of their way to find some completely new interpretation of a classic that they neglect to understand why these songs are considered classics in the first place. That's why this is such a good album. They don't mess with the essence of the songs, but anyone who hears them clearly knows this is a Weezer album. Their unique sound is front and center.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly what you think it is December 3, 2010
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I love Weezer, my favorite band, hands down. And I was suprised to see that they made a Christmas album. Apparently it's not very well known either. That's a shame because they really did a nice job with it. Every song is a well known classic that anyone can enjoy, whether you like Weezer or not. As some of the other reviewers have said, they don't tinker too much with the songs which is probably a good thing. They do, however, inject some of their own style into the songs, it's very subtle, but you'll notice the occational riff that is very much their own. I do find it odd them singing about Christ considering some of their other songs could hardly be called "Christian". Going along with that, they actually sing the second, and third verses of the songs which is rarley done because the content is very dogmatic, moreso than the more common first verse. It's not every day you hear lyrics like "veiled in flesh the godhead see, hail in incarnate diety". Even though I'm not religious I appreciate when something like this is done, first it's diffrent, second it's stuff that makes you think, and lastly because it's the way it was written. I've never been much for abridged versions of anything, unless it's really necessary.
It's a relativly short album, only six songs, and it really works. If it went on further it would have worn out its welcome, any shorter and it would have left me wanting more. I reccomend it because it does what it sets out to do, it's a good listen, and enjoyable throughout.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Weezer is Awesome December 17, 2008
By Richard
Format:MP3 Music
I must say that I was quite surprised that Weezer was covering traditional Christmas songs especially in the politically correct day and age that we live in. Great cover of these songs makes me feel like a kid again at Christmas. Like it was said before the songs are true to their original purpose but with a fun Weezer sound.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Basic Christmas singing August 3, 2013
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This is nothing fancy, just Weezer singing traditional Christmas songs, which is why I like it. I'm not into bands shredding Christmas standards into unrecognizable songs. Weezer just plays these songs in their style and it works
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool! December 18, 2008
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I agree with the previous reviewer about Weezer staying true to the melody and lyrics of these classics but adding their own special Weezer sound to them. Listening to these tracks brought me back to the early 80's and the start of the Christian punk rock movement with the likes of Undercover and the 77's. Look up Undercover's take on the classic hymn Holy Holy Holy and you'll see what I mean. Another 4 or 5 songs would have rounded out this "EP" nicely, but hey, I'm happy with what I received. Thanks guys.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! December 18, 2008
Format:MP3 Music
I bought this and was not disappointed. Rivers sings with passion and brings the perfect Weezer Style album. My only complaint, they could have played ten songs and given me more! This also mixes well with my Crash Test Dummies Mix of Jingle All the Way. Great album, buy it! The bottom line is this is a great addition to your mp3 Christmas play list and adds a fresh sound to some old favorites. I also like the fact that they unapologetically sung songs about Christ.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album for the Christmas Season January 16, 2014
By Joe
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My girl really likes Christmas music... me? Not so much. I bought this album and put a copy in my car in hopes of not listening to the same old Christmas music. My girl friend was both surprised and delighted when she heard it. It saved me from listening to the same old Christmas songs on the radio and earned me brownie points with her. Double win!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pretty much what you'd expect January 24, 2013
By TM
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Lots of loud guitars -- Weezer-style -- on traditional holiday classics. Would be fun if they expanded it to a full-length CD, but it's worth the $5 as-is.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas and Weezer. What's not to like?
I like that Weezer did traditional Christmas songs in their way without making fun of them at all. Lots of fun and a must-play album during Christmastime!
Published 15 months ago by Jerry Bush
1.0 out of 5 stars Off key butchering.
I normally enjoy Weezer and needed some alternative to the Binge Crisby Christmas songs my Wife kept playing. So I bought this album... Weezers worst attempt at anything ever. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Michael Clarkson
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth your time
If you love Weezer you'll love this album. SO good. And it sounds like classic Weezer too! Well worth it!
Published 16 months ago by Steven Wilkins
4.0 out of 5 stars Weezer singing Christmas Carols?!
This is a great short album, especially at the price. There isn't anything jaw dropping or out of this world on it, but it is 100% the Weez.
Published 16 months ago by Imran Khan
5.0 out of 5 stars <3
Couldn't love Weezer more, and couldn't love this arrangements more either. I wish it would be possible for them to record more!
Published 16 months ago by MIghtyV
5.0 out of 5 stars Weezer... Doing Christmas
It's Weezer, doing Christmas songs, on my stereo. What else is there to love, really? Great CD from a great band.
Published 16 months ago by Christopher Staines
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
Great album. Only complaint? Too short... Not enough songs, people! Put another few and I'll give it another star! :-)
Published 17 months ago by lisaegray
5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas in August
This is a great Christmas Album, especially for Weezer fans. They do not shy away from singing carols that refer to the real reason for the season--Christ. Read more
Published 19 months ago by JoseyMac
5.0 out of 5 stars Walkin' in a Weezer Wonderland
I must admit I am a Weezer fanboy. That being said, I really enjoy this album. This thing that makes Weezer so unique is that everything they do runs counter to the norm. Read more
Published on February 4, 2012 by skctsmith
5.0 out of 5 stars Weezer bring us some Figgy Pudding Oh bring us some Figgy Pudding!!!
This is classic Weezer at their best. These songs are for the most part unaltered and stay true to their original form but with a Weezer twist. Read more
Published on December 21, 2011 by David Kaelin
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