Fifteen Weird Holiday Albums
Upon the announcement that Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver singer Scott Weiland would be releasing Scott Weiland's Christmas Album, we here at List of the Day! went snooping around for other holiday albums that would fit nicely alongside it. As I went looking, I also learned that She & Him would be releasing A Very She & Him Christmas, "she" being "New Girl" Zooey Deschanel and "Him" being him, the guy that doesn't matter.
Of course, everyone should have a copy of Spinal Tap's "Christmas With the Devil" and King Diamond's "No Presents for Christmas" singles. But these fifteen albums should bring that yuletide spirit and lots of puzzled looks!
15) Bob Dylan - Christmas In the Heart: As has been noted, Bob Dylan singing "I'll Be Home For Christmas" sounds like a threat. His voice continues to gnarl up beyond comprehension, but the album was a charity project to combat hunger, so your suffering is purely altruistic. This album could help get you into heaven.
14) Ferrante and Teicher, Adventure in Carols, 1955: Aerosmith's Steven Tyler claims these two piano prodigies, Arthur Ferrante and Louis Techer, practiced in the home of his grandmother Constance Neidhart Tallarico. The duo played prepared pianos, adding wood blocks, glass and chains to the strings since this was before Apple had an app for making weird sounds. The first alt.Christmas album?
13) Twisted Sister - A Twisted Christmas: By 2006, Twisted Sister were pretty much looking for any way back into the limelight. Having long ago made themselves into a kid-friendly metal band, Dee Snider and the fellas decided to rock out a little "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus," "Deck the Halls" and "White Christmas." I'm sure their moms enjoyed this immensely.