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Let's Sing a Song of Christmas

Not nearly as inventive or loony as Spike Jones’ take on The Nutcracker Suite (included on the Thomas Pynchon annotated compilation Spiked!), the 1956 LP Let’s Sing a Song of Christmas finds the ambitious novelty composer arranging Christmas classics with a reasonably straight face. You do get the occasional kazoo melody, horn chortle, and percussive sneeze, plus kiddie-drag like ”All I Want for Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth).” Otherwise it’s choral-style holiday schmaltz long on the treacle. C

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