Various Artists - A Very Special Christmas Album Review

It’s day two of my deviation from the rest of this year’s project! I’m writing about 7 different Christmas albums this week, leading up to the big day itself.

Do you like Christmas? COOL.

Do you like musicians made popular mostly in the 1980s? COOL.

Do you like Run-DMC (or PCP)? COOL.

Do you know who Run-DMC is? COOL.

If you answered yes to any or all of those questions, you’ll certainly enjoy A Very Special Christmas, a compilation record released the year I was born, so obviously it’s way more special. 1987. Forever.

A Very Special Christmas is a collection of 15 versions of popular Christmas songs performed by various groups who were once popular did in various (but mostly dated) styles, including The Pointer Sisters’ doing “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” the ridiculous John Mellancamp cover of “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus,” and Bon Jovi doing whatever “Back Door Santa” is. I assume it’s pornographic. Don’t go based on my assumptions though.

I will forever be into Christmas music, but especially various artist Christmas compilations from 1987. FOREVER!

From A Very Special Christmas, this is U2’s version of “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” –

…and a bonus! Run-DMC’s classic “Christmas In Hollis” –

Standout tracks: Whitney Houston’s “Do You Hear What I Hear?” and BRUCE’s “Merry Christmas Baby”
Weakest track: None, are you serious? You hate Christmas music, you Grinch? You hate FUN, you oaf? You are the worst.

RIYL: CHRISTMAS MUSIC! Also, the 1980’s, ostensibly the greatest decade of all time.



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