Inspired by Dr. J’s 12 Days of Christmas Music, Confucius says: here’s twelve albums of Christmas music from the past dozen or so years that are worth your while (and money). Of course, this will only bring us to the twenty-fourth, so you’re on your own for the actual Twelve Days of Christmas unless we get any more bright ideas. That said, we figure you’ll probably want to be left alone to deal with all the treed fowl, leaping lords, etc., that tend to fill up that period.
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy — Everything You Want for Christmas
You like that early-’90s nouveau swing thing? You like Christmas music? Ok, here you go.
Bonus points for covering “Mr. Heatmiser” (including Coldmiser, of course).
Their standards don’t do a ton for me, but “Last Night (I Went Out With Santa Claus)” is a lot of fun, and “Jingle Bells” as a cha-cha works surprisingly well.
Don’t ask impertinent questions like that jackass Adept Lu.