Recommended Albums #33

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The Fab Four:

Christmas With the Fab Four (2002)

 Have Yourself a FAB-ulous Little Christmas (2002)

These two albums are a real treat for Beatle fans. Each Christmas song contains musical references to a particular song by that other Fab Four, so it’s fun to spot the corollary song. It’s quite an amazing job of meshing Beatle songs with Christmas Carols and even makes for a few laugh-out-loud moments. Very cool concept–one that wouldn’t work as well with any other band. But for so many of us these musical riffs and phrases are so deeply embedded that to hear them transplanted into holiday songs is a kick.

Listen to: “Joy to the World”

Listen to: “Feliz Navidad”

Listen to: “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”

Listen to: “Away in a Manger”

Listen to: “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”

Listen to: “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”

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