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Great music, but too short.
on December 9, 2004
All in all, this is a great album - but there are a couple of critiques - namely the fact that no, there aren't any Hanukkah songs. The second critique is that at 28 minutes, it's over pretty soon.
The Christmas song by the Ravenettes is a pretty little starter; Last Christmas is a great cover of the Wham cover by Jimmy Eat World. Just like Christmas is soulful, poignant song about travelling. I thought Christmas is Going to the Dogs was kind of hoaky and annoying (by the Eels), but the Ron Sexsmith and Leona Naess songs at the end got this CD back in my good books.
Still, it's a nice shift from most of the pop junk out there. For someone who doesn't enjoy Mariah Carey singing about what she wants for Christmas, but would like a few modern songs to mix in with the traditional stuff, this is the best modern Christmas CD I've found yet.
Also, the CD has a CD-Rom feature that links you to a website where you can watch clips from the show and hear people talking about the music. While the Christmas clips weren't up yet, it's probably just because the episode hasn't aired yet.