This week, it seems only appropriate to recommend another Christmas album. In 2003, pop punk rockers Relient K produced a Christmas EP, creatively titled, Deck The Halls, Bruise Your Hand, and packaged it with their third studio album, Two Lefts Don't Make a Right... But Three Do, later the same year. The EP was a success and after being re-released the following year, the band expanded the 10-song EP into a delicious 17-track project last year, entitled Let It Snow Baby... Let It Reindeer. Now, the 2003 Relient K is light years different than the 2007 (and even the 2008) Relient K, so the record is a bit all over the place having the past and present mixed together. Arguably, the newer stuff is the strongest and the most timeless, but the original EP still possesses a unique energy and charm. This year, the band releases three MORE (?!) Christmas tunes to add to this release and posted them on iTunes with a fun little video for "Sleigh Bells," making the latest 20-track version of this project the quintessential must-have. I've never personally considered myself a fan of Relient K, but I admit you'd be hard pressed to find a better rock Christmas album than Let It Snow Baby... Let It Reindeer.
Anyone else have this one? Let us know if you recommend it and what your thoughts are on it!
(Remember, we want YOUR comments on how the record has affected you. But please keep in mind, this is NOT for your own reviews.)
Let It Snow Baby... Let It Reindeer (2007)
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Our synopsis: "Relient K build upon a strong 2003 EP with this full-length 2007 Christmas release that blends traditional and modern with alt rock and pop punk flavors chock-full of fun and heart." (Recommended by JFH's John DiBiase... and Josh Taylor)
Perfect For: A rockin' fun record at Christmas time, Christmas cheer, remembering the reason for the season.
Song Highlights: "Sleigh Bells," "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," "O Holy Night" (2008 download), "I Celebrate The Day," "Merry Christmas, Here's To Many More."
So, what are your thoughts on and experiences with the album Let It Snow Baby... Let It Reindeer? Do you recommend it? If so, why?