Top positive review
Have Yourself a Neurotic Little Christmas
on December 17, 2003
While it will never take the place of traditional seasonal favorites, TWISTED CHRISTMAS will at least give you a bit of relief when you feel hard-pressed by your excessively jolly bretheren. For at its best, this is one wickedly funny CD!
For the most part, the songs here are take-offs and parodies of traditional Christmas favorites, and when TWISTED CHRISTMAS scores, it hits a bulls eye. "The Twelve Pains of Christmas" walk us through such seasonal horrors as screaming children and those infernal Christmas lights ("one of 'em goes out, they ALL go out!"); "We Wish You Weren't Living With Us" chronicles the terrors of guests who NEVER seem to leave; and "The Restroom Door Said Gentleman" offers the tale of a shopper who becomes the victim of a really nasty practical joke. It's all very funny stuff.
The two best selections, however, are original ones. "The Chimney Song" is a truly hilarious little jingle sung by a lisping tyke who can't quite figure out what's been stuck up in the chimney for so long--and "I'm Dressing Up As Santa (When I Get Out On Parole)" is enough to take the wind out any reveler's sails the next time they see a guy in costume on their street. These alone are worth the price of the CD.
True, there are some mis-fires along the way. "A Visit from St. Nicholson" (as in Jack) is a clever idea, but it doesn't quite come up to the standard of the rest. "O Come All Ye Grateful Dead-Heads" is not only dated, it's ho-hum at best, and "A Message from the King" (Elvis, of course) isn't so much bad-taste-funny as just bad taste. But all in all, this is a fun little recording and certainly the best Christmas comedy CD I've come across--and I recommend it for every one who has had it up to here with holiday cheer!
GFT, Amazon Reviewer