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Edge of Christmas
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Classical, Metal
A middle-of-the-road rock and pop assortment, The Edge of Christmas repackages chestnuts such as Bing and Bowie crooning "Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy" and Dave Edmunds's version of Chuck Berry's classic "Run Run Rudo... more »
A middle-of-the-road rock and pop assortment, The Edge of Christmas repackages chestnuts such as Bing and Bowie crooning "Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy" and Dave Edmunds's version of Chuck Berry's classic "Run Run Rudolph." In between there are marginal readings of "Please Come Home for Christmas" from Pat Benatar, "Winter Wonderland" by the Cocteau Twins, and Queen's "Thank God It's Christmas." The real treasures are the Pretenders' "2,000 Miles," a wistful, tender lament about being away from loved ones during the holidays, and the Waitresses' zesty minor classic "Christmas Wrapping." The scruffiest gem is the Pogues' "Fairytale in New York," with animated vocals traded by Shane MacGowan and Irish folk-rocker Kirsty MacColl. Listening to it is like watching a vitriolic pageant with crooked bells on. --Martin Keller
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Simply My Favorite Christmas CD
A Rationalist | Bay Area, CA USA | 12/21/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you like modern rock this is the only holiday CD you need. Contrary to 1st review, the Queen song opens the holiday season for us-a classic. More classics with Bowie/Crosby version of Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy. Fun tunes like Smithereens & Waitresses. I even like the Pretenders tune, despite not liking the group in general and Kate Bush song is very relaxing. Probably my favorite tune is surreal Cocteau Twins rendition of Winter Wonderland-mix that with some spiked egg nog and you'll be guaranteed a merry christmas."
Need more stars!
mick | apo, ae United States | 12/20/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Absolutely my all time favorite Christmas CD. As a servicemember, out of the last four Christmas seasons, I have been deployed overseas for four of them. This one CD has done more to keep my spirits up than anything else, while being away from my family. What I think I like best about this CD is it's unique and effective blend of songs and styles. There is something here to satisfy everyone's desires and moods during the holidays - classics, moving contemporaries, upbeat tracks, and even a couple of off-humor tunes to keep everyone from getting too choked up. For the one Christmas that I was with my family, my kids quickly grew to know and love each and every song. In fact, since this Christmas I am once more overseas, the number one request from my two kids this year was for this CD."
WALLY GATOR APPROVED!!!!!!
wally gator | USA | 12/02/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
Ok, I've been browsing the site here for countless hours (seven minutes) looking for the perfect Christmas album to put my stamp of approval on. I had many things to consider, first.. Has to have CHRISTMAS WRAPPING by THE WAITRESSES. This in my book is the most important Christmas song ever recorded, any christmas collection without this gem is flawed. Second, it has to have nothing to do with the NOW THATS WHAT I CALL MUSIC series, at first I was a little nervous because, the NOW series was the only place where I could find The Waitresses. I refuse to give that industry a dime of my hard earned money. And thirdly, well I figured I'd leave it up to the mix. I expected there to be some Bing Crosby you know. Some Sinatra. Oh well, none of that here.. and I looked at this and I thought to myself "this is pretty rockin'!" Yeah that's what I thought. FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK is another biggy for me. It is truly a beautiful song, and I guarantee that you will agree. I love the accent on that girl who sings along with THE POGUES. Then you get THE RAMONES' MERRY CHRISTMAS-I DONT WANT TO FIGHT, I haven't heard it in years. THE SMITHEREENS come in and do a Rudolph. HEY! BING CROSBY is on here! all right, Grandma will be happy too! Not a bad traditional style LITTLE DRUMMER BOY even if it does have DAVID BOWIE on it. PAT BENATAR and THE PRETENDERS, I'm psyched.
I get to play Christmas music for the family AND keep my dignity. Yeah. I wish it had FATHER CHRISTMAS by THE KINKS but I ain't complaining."