I've enjoyed several tunes on each of the past Christmas albums that Bob Rivers and company have put together, and I was particularly looking forward to this album (especially after I'd heard the teaser clips).
The production values are fantastic; this may well be the best produced collection of tracks that Rivers has put together thus far. Unfortunately, the perfect sound takes away some of the freshness that earlier albums have had. Lines that could be very funny end up sounding overrehearsed, instead.
Chipmunks Roasting, The Angle, and Santa Clause is Foolin' Around (a brilliant Bruce Sprinsteen parody) are highlights. Typical lowlights, however, include The Stump, which is moreof a mimic of a classic '50's tune (that has nothing to do with Christmas) with only one punchline than it is a funny song, and the bad joke is repeated again with an unnecessary "remix". Likewise, the Chipmunks joke is carried through two tracks, the Angle joke is beaten to death (pardon my pun) by being continued in the two versions of The Stump, and the other non-Christmas song parodies just don't have anything funny to say about the holidays. Christmas Money, for example, lacks any of the wry wit of the original song.
This is an okay comedy album. But, Bob Rivers and company have done much better work in the past. I highly recommend Twisted Christmas, which is a better collection by far.