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Barenaked for the Holidays
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|1. Jingle Bells|
|2. Green Christmas|
|3. I Saw Three Ships|
|4. Hanukkah Blessings|
|5. O Holy Night|
|6. Elf's Lament|
|8. Do They Know It's Christmas?|
|9. Hanukkah O Hanukkah|
|10. God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman/We Three Kings|
|11. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer|
|12. Carol of the Bells|
|14. Deck the Stills|
|15. Christmastime (Oh Yeah)|
|16. Sleigh Ride|
|17. Christmas Pics|
|18. I Have a Little Dreidel|
|19. Wonderful Christmastime|
|20. Auld Lang Syne|
Barenaked Ladies celebrate the holiday season with their ninth major release, Barenaked For The Holidays. This release features many holiday favorites, including "Do They Know It's Christ- mas"(written by Bob Geldof )and "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," performed with Sarah McLachlan, and seven original tracks including BNL's new holiday single "Elf's Lament," featuring Michael Bubli. Ed Robertson and Steven Page"s distinctive vocals give a fresh sound to traditional holiday classics. Barenaked For The Holidays is sure to be a holiday favorite that is fun,witty and dynamic.
Few bands are better suited than the Barenaked Ladies to take obnoxious old Christmas jingles to an entirely new level of obnoxiousness. The Canadian pop group does a smack-up job on this generous collection, where they tackle children's relics like "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," curious seasonal fare such as Band-Aid's Ethiopian charity single "Do They Know It's Christmas," and a handful of tongue-in-cheek originals that share the bookish humor of the band's hits like "One Week" and "Brian Wilson." Even the inclusion of three Hannukah songs doesn't raise the bar for reverence. The disc also includes collaborations with Sarah McLachlan and Michael Buble. --Aidin Vaziri
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Top Customer Reviews
I wished the BNL would have a made a better Christmas CD before Stephen Paige left.
And with that being said, I was completely disappointed with their Christmas album. I was expecting the Barenaked Ladies' typical energy and harmonies and was disappointed in both areas. "Jingle Bells" was downright depressing and WHO can make "Jingle Bells" depressing? I mean, come on! It's "Jingle Bells"!
I felt ripped off with the instrumental songs on the CD. It should have been mentioned in the title list on the back of the CD to warn consumers. If there is one thing that I do not know The Barenaked Ladies for it is there instrumentals -- and with good reason. Boring.
Overall, I felt that The Barenaked Ladies energy was mostly absent from this CD.
For a great Christmas complilation, check out Holly Cole's xmas album. You will also be treated to a FANTASTIC duet between her and Ed Robertson.
In conclusion, the reason that I give my review two stars is for two reasons :
Star #1 it's the Barenaked Ladies. Hello!
Star #2 track number ten, "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/We Three Kings" with Sarah McLachlan. If the entire CD had been like this song, it would have been a FIVE STAR review for sure!
Well, it's $15 of my money I will never get back. I will simply keep playing the one or two tracks that I love over and over again and satisfy myself with that.
Most recent customer reviews
This endearing album has played in my house for two Years......now, a new one for my sister's Birthday! With Amazon and ITunes it is only two clicks away! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Robin Lee Bown
Even more cheesy than expected, but I do really enjoy the duet with Sarah MacLachlan beautiful songbird that she is!Published 13 months ago by ,Jessica
Came in quickly however one song does skip thru the entire song. Other than that great cd. Probably wouldn't order again.Published on Dec 19 2013 by michelle
Some fun tracks on this cd plus a few traditional. I would recommend this cd to others who want to hear some music for both the kids and adults will enjoy.Published on Jan. 6 2013 by Ian Smith
This album is so much fun! If you enjoy the quirky-ness of the Ladies, you will enjoy this album. If you are looking for traditional holiday musical fare, probably not a good buy... Read morePublished on Oct. 15 2012 by Laura
WE loved almost all of the songs. It was a nice change from the same old songs we hear every year.Published on March 28 2006 by Fiona McGarry-Gatzke
Die-hard BNL fan? This may be just a little too over the edge for you. We bought it (right here in fact) on a bit of a whim and I haven't been able to wrestle the darn thing away... Read morePublished on Dec 15 2004 by B. Salomons
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