One of the hidden challenges of hosting a holiday party is choosing what to put on the stereo once your guests arrive. Sure you could put on your local crap lite-fm station that’s been spinning holiday traditionals since Black Friday. Or maybe you’ll resort to Bing Crosby’s “Voice of Christmas” album. The problem with those options is: unless your guests are old enough to fart cobwebs, it’s going to bring the room down.
The sad reality is there just isn’t any real good upbeat Christmas music out there.
Until now. Merry Mixmas actually came out in 2005, but for whatever reason it has yet to gain serious traction amongst the young yet still festive crowd. The producers took upbeat holiday songs like Dean Martin’s “Baby it’s cold Outside” and even slower one’s like “Christmas Time is Here” from the Charlie Brown Christmas Special… then, they unleashed DJs and remix aficionados on them. What came out of this experiment is the perfect holiday music for the Martini and Manhattan crowd.
The Merry Mixmas version of Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer sounds like a mash-up between the traditional and “Tequila,” by The Champs. You can almost see Pee Wee Herman drunk on eggnog dancing under the mistletoe.
As disturbing as that image maybe, the album is a riot. Buy it for yourself, or give it as a gift to the hosts of the holiday parties you end up at this season.
Preview the entire Disc right here: