Christmas albums are a great way for “artists” to connect with their fans beyond their regular music. Who doesn’t want to hear that David Bowie and Bing Crosby version of The Little Drummer Boy? I, for one, enjoy that now-standard Christmas song.
But, boy-oh-boy, set down your glass of milk before you get a glimpse at some of these … shall we say, classic Christmas albums:
1. KFC and Christmas. What goes together better?
Imagine how that round-table conversation went:
Marketing exec: Hey, we can get Henry Mancini and Harry Belafonte if we could just get Colonel Sanders.
Producer: We could put the Colonel on the cover. We’ll sell meeeellllllionnss! *read in Mike Myers Dr. Evil voice*
2. American Idol contestant, William Hung. with an oddly titled holiday LP.
I wouldn’t have believed it without seeing it on Amazon with my own two eyes – which I may now have to gouge out.
3. Funk up your festive season with Afroman.
A picture’s worth a thousand words.
4. Okay, 80’s fans. Here’s your George Michael, WHAM! fix.
You all are laughing, but you know you loved that hair back then.
5. What says Christmas better than “Crime-A-Billy?”
Dare I say, “nothing?” Even better – it’s “The Strange Tones!”
6. We got “Physical,” and “Grease” was the word!
How could you possibly pass up ONJ and John Travolta – our two favorite “Johns!” Loving the understated black t-shirt on JT.
7. Yep, I’m bringin’ it:
The “Greatest … of All Time.” None other than Dr. Demento!
There you have it – seven of the strangest Christmas albums ever recorded. You wanted them, and my crack research team scoured the internets, mail order, and even a few dumpsters to bring you the very best (or is it worst?) Christmas albums out there.
You’re most welcome.
I leave you with one more:
What strange Christmas albums have you seen that my “team” missed, but shouldn’t have?