William Fricke | St. Paul, MN United States | 12/16/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Explicit lyrics, offensive songs, potty humor, what more could you ask for from Trey and Matt? If you have a sense of humor about the world and yourself, you'll love this. If you don't, you probably wouldn't be reading this right now.The lyrics are hysterical, but what impressed me most was the music itself. Marc Shaiman (and Trey) did an awesome job of writing and arranging these tunes. The arrangement of the "Driedel Song" is classic! I also know that Cartman's version of "Holy Night" has ruined me for any other recording of it. I also can't wait for the day when "Dead, Dead, Dead" is a staple at all elementary school holiday programs. It's catchy, easy to sing and will stick in your head, head, head...There are a few disappointments (We Three Kings, Carol of the Bells, Six Ships and a couple of others), but who's perfect? That's why CD players are programmable.A nice diversion from listening to the same old holiday music. Sure, you know most of the tunes, but I guarantee you'll never sing the original lyrics ever again! Just don't let Grandma catch you at the family sing-along this year."
Kudos to the creators of South Park from their oldest fan...
slosherri | San Luis Obispo, California | 12/21/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album is wonderfully arranged, beautifully performed, hysterically funny, and sick, sick, sick. It is a must for anyone who is offended by the arrogance of Christianity, amused by bathroom humor, and tickled by (purposefully) overwrought, emotional production numbers.I am a 45 year old woman, obviously not part of the South Park target audience, and am convinced the show, and its creators, get better every with every new project.I nearly wrecked the car laughing while driving to work and hearing "Swiss Colony Beef Log" for the first time (surely a Michael Bolton-esque performance if ever there was one). God bless Cartman for his self-involvement (who cannot love a little boy who thanks Jesus for being born so that he could receive presents and pie?) Kudos, too, to the Most Offensive Song Ever Written (some of which I've managed to decipher, to my delight).Great job, Matt and Trey! You're doing terrific work. Seriously."
Andrew Estes | Maine | 12/19/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What better way to get into the holiday spirits than with a piece of poo? Mr. Hankey and friends deliver 45 minutes worth of foul-mouthed & high spirited Christmas tunes. Some are originals and some are just completely butchered reworkings. If you've seen the South Park episode of the same name, you are familiar with only half the content of this CD. The rest of it is just as much of a treasure. Sure, everyone's heard "Christmas Time In Hell" and "Merry F'ing Christmas," but the best songs are the ones that slip under the radar. "The Most Offensive Song Ever", a duet between Mr. Hankey and Kenny proves to be just that, focusing on Virgin Mary. Cartman's "Swiss Colony Beeflog" comes as a favorite to me. Little Eric reaches Bruce Springsteen type singing when yearning for that one thing that truly makes Christmas special. "Hark The Herald Angels Sing" is done very hilariously and sloppily by the South Park Children's Choir and Stan's sister Shelly lisps her way through "I Shaw Shree Ships" ... I mean "I Saw Three Ships." Heck, the album cover alone is incentive enough for you to purchase this CD. Since the time I've had it, I have enjoyed Christmas 100% more. Overall, a very amusing and "crappy" CD."
Catchy tunes written and performed by truly talented minds
Ed Arpawong | Laguna Niguel, CA USA | 12/20/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Every South Park fan would enjoy this CD. It's the traditional Christmas songs with the added twist and charm of Cartman, Mr. Hankey, Satan, Kyle, Stan, Kenny, Mr. Mackey, and others.Mr. Hankey's Christmas special last year was very good, but since it was shown on Comedy Central, all the bad words were bleeped out. This compilation has all the songs and more in their entirety.I've been listening to this CD at work about 3-4 times a day (on repeat mode) for the last month and still love it. My personal favorites are Merry Fucking Christmas, Swiss Coloney Beef Log, Christmas Time in Hell, and the Most Offensive Song Ever, O Holy Night, and I Saw Three Ships.In my opinion, this is a truly great Holiday collection with many great selections."