Ho, ho, ho!! Funny how the world is divided between people who just love Christmas music, and those who loathe it with an almost equal fervor. Me? I guess I fall somewhere in the middle... There are those countless songs that are simply great to sing along with, and yet Christmas music (and the rampant commercialism of the season) inexorably lends itself to the worst and cheesiest impulses among oh, so many artists...
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Ben Keith "Seven Gates: A Christmas Album" (Warner, 1994)
Toby Keith "Christmas To Christmas" (Polydor, 1995)
Perhaps not his best album. Recorded towards the acrimonious end of Toby's stint with Polygram, this disc has some pretty standard-issue, lackluster arrangements, and, boy, did he sound like Jimmy Buffett back then. It's nice that many of the songs were new, but they also tend to be fairly overwritten and on-the-nose, like the homelessness tearjerker, "Santa I'm Here," an issue song with its heart in the right place, but a snoozer as a pop tune. Not that great, really.
Toby Keith "A Classic Christmas" (Show Dog, 2007)
The Anita Kerr Singers "Spend This Holiday With Me" (Dot, 1970) (LP)
The Anita Kerr Singers "Christmas Story: The Angel In Faded Blue Jeans" (Windmill, 1977)
Sammy Kershaw "Christmas Time's A Comin' " (Mercury, 1994)
The Kingston Trio "The Last Month Of The Year" (Capitol, 1960)
Hillbilly Holidays - Letter "L"
Hick Music Index