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3.9 out of 5 stars 228 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 28, 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Raisin Records
  • ASIN: B003ZZATYY
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (228 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #31,876 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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BNL joins the tired ranks of groups to release Christmas albums. Of course, they do it in true BNL fashion, and are not content to simply record a bunch of slightly-warmed-over standards. Some of the songs are original compositions, such as "Christmastime (Oh Yeah)," and some are standards done up in BNL's jazzy, rock style. Still others sound as if they are being played on your Grandmother's old electric organ, complete with tacky drum machine. (I have to wonder if this last is a peek into their early Christmas traditions.) And lastly, there are some very off-the-wall tunes, like "Deck the Stills" and "Sleigh Ride" that pretty much sound like the guys screwing around.

All of the tracks are well-polished, and the entire album evokes a holiday spirit. So in that sense, this album is a huge success. I only subtract 1 star because if you're not a fan of the band, you won't be too interested in their interpretation of the standards, and the novelty songs will probably be a bit of a turn off. However, if you like BNL, this is a must-have, even if you skip a few of the songs after listening to them once.
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Every year I get a Christmas CD for my collection. I like it to be different, new songs, new or unusual arrangements of old songs, and BNL fit the bill. They are their usual irreverent selves and their humor can be found in this CD as with all their others. I like their version of "Do They Know It's Christmas" and I know they were having fun recording "I Have a Little Dreidel".

As has been said before, if you are not a BNL fan, some of the songs on this CD will not be up your alley. But those of us who do enjoy them - will enjoy this collection of Christmas songs. I recommend you add it to your collection.
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Barenaked Ladies' first Christmas album is pretty good. The best songs are the traditional carols that BNL have "sillied" up. For instance, in "Jingle Bells" they've changed one verse to the old kids' favorite: "Batman smells, Robin laid an egg..." There's also a funny rendition of "Deck the Halls" in which the only lyrics are "Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young" repeated over and over again. There is also a track in which the band sings "Happy Birthday" to Jesus. My only complaint is that the original songs written by BNL aren't as great as the traditional carols, and don't really sound much like Christmas songs. But all in all, the album has enough BNL fun to satisfy any fan of the band.
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Some of these songs just make me laugh. If you're a BNL fan, I think you'll truly appreciate their antics on this album. If you're looking for traditional holiday favorites, you won't find them here. If you're sick to death of the traditional holiday favorites and want something that'll put a smile on your face, I suggest giving this one a shot.
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What can I say? It is a BNL holiday album (and yes, there are a few Hanukkah songs), and the songs are pure BNL, with their fun, occasionally irreverent, always clever spin and dang catchy beats. It is a great album, especially when you are sick of the same 15 songs in constant rotation on the radio. It is a mostly-upbeat mix of classics and some originals, though the "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/We Three Kings" song with Sarah McLachlan is my favorite, and I must have listened to it 100+ times this past holiday season. The harmonies are lovely and it has an almost haunting quality which really sets it apart from the rest of the album. I wish Michael Bublé was featured more on "Elf's Lament" but it is cute anyway. There are times when they insert silly humor, such as the version of "Jingle Bells" many of us sang in third grade (you know, "Robin laid an egg, Batmobile lost a wheel and Joker got away…" (well, that was the cleaner version at least)), and although fun for a listen or two, I often skipped over them.

Particularly if you are a BNL fan, I think you'll enjoy and get a kick out of this album. If you are looking to just purchase a song or two, I highly recommend the "God Rest.../We Three…" featuring Sarah McLachlan. Should they decide to put out another holiday album in the future, I recommend focusing on medleys with a twist, as they do so wonderfully.
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My wife, being a Christmas Junkie, buys around 5 new Christmas albums each year. Starting mid-November, pretty much the only music in the house, in the car, in the portable CD player is christmas music. Since we're BNL fans, this was one of the ones she chose this year. It is very consistent with their musical style - the quirky semi-ad libbing kinda thing they do.

The problem (for us) is that the quirkiness is funny the first time you hear it on a Christmas album, but having heard it once, there's no reason to hear it again. For instance singing the Happy Birthday Song to Jesus would be great if you were at a concert and everyone sang along campily (and to be honest, our kids, 4 and 2, are still singing happy birthday Jesus). Or inserting the age-old "Jingle Bells, Batman Smells, Robin laid an Egg."

This isn't an album that we are likely to listen to more than once a year (if at all in the future), and when you're paying that much for an album with so little replayability, it's somewhat discouraging. If you like to get a lot of mileage out of your albums, this probably isn't one to get. If you're looking for something to play for a college Christmas party where everyone will hear it once and get a real kick out of some of the silliness, then this album is probably for you.
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