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5 Chinese Brothers

5 Chinese Brothers - A Window Shopper's Christmas

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A Window Shopper's Christmas
By 5 Chinese Brothers

Very Good Condition

This is not your typical Christmas album. 5 Chinese Brothers adopt a variety of generic folk, country, and rock & roll song styles and then write new, gently comic, Christmas-themed lyrics over them. For example, "Dept. Store Santa Claus Strike" borrows the talking-blues folk song structure most familiar from Woody Guthrie's "Pretty Boy Floyd" for a tale of Santa's management-labor dispute, while "The Fruitcake Song" borrows the shave-and-a-haircut rhythm of "Bo Diddley" to discuss the persistence of that most inedible of Christmas foods, and "Missing Miss December" is a rock & roll tune about a centerfold. The result is a likable collection that will serve as a change-of-pace from those Bing Crosby and Mannheim Steamroller records during the holiday season. — William Ruhlmann


1 Make The Rafters Sing 3:07
2 Rockin' In The Manger 3:19
3 And To All A Good Night 3:33
4 Making Angels In The Sand 2:48
5 Honky Tonk Christmas 3:02
6 Missing Miss December 3:14
7 Dear Santa 3:15
8 Age-Old Story 2:50
9 Christmas On Interstate 80 3:14
10 The Fruitcake Song 4:02
11 O Little Town Of Bethlehem 1:15
12 Dept. Store Santa Claus Strike 3:58
13 Christmas In Manhattan 2:39

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