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A Christmas Kind of Town

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Intro - Curtain Rises
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Christmas Time is Here (feat. The Christmas Players)
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New York is a Christmas Kind of Town
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Baby, It's Cold Outside (feat. Felicia Navidad)
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Boozing It Up With Friends (Skit)
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Holly Jolly Christmas
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Here We Come a Wassailing
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Christmas Time's a Comin'
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Let It Snow (Plastic Santa and the Eggnog Fog)
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Quithmith Pudding
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Counting the Days (til Christmas)
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Here We Come a Wassailing
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Silver Bells
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Christmas With the Snow
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Have Yourself a Merry Little Xmas
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Handsome Santa (feat. Zuzu Petal)
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Auld Lang Syne
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Here We Come a Wassailing
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Outro - Curtain Call
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Counting the Days - a Christmas Polka
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Total Tracks: 20   Total Length: 39:03

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One of my favorites...

JJFEDPIT

My daughter is appearing in a local version of A Christmas Carol sweetened with some traditional holiday music...but I really wish she'd teach the kids alongside her how to sing "Christmas with the Snow." It's not the holiday season till I blare that out the car on the way to school...Some new takes on tad

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It Aint' the Holidays...

RonaldP

Until I hear Marah's awesome take on Holly Jolly Christmas. A great version of a festive song that's not EVERYWHERE.

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meh

Scottser

20 credits for 39 minutes, give me a break

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Marah - A Christmas Kind of Town

EMUSIC-01E52553

This has a couple of good songs but I would pass on the rest

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Fun christmas album

BadScooter

Marah is a fun band - they specialize in loose, fun, ramshackle music. This, therefore, is a loose, fun, ramshackle Christmas album. The kind of music you expect to hear in December blaring from a rowhouse in South Pilly. Too much booze in the egg-nog. Highly recommended for a great, modern alternative to the old standards

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Compulsive

I know they're critical darlings, so I expected this to be fun, or at least listenable. I listened to this a few times last year and just couldn't warm to it. Too much goofing off, not enough good music. Irritating to the point where I deleted it.

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On the surface Marah might not seem the likeliest band to do a Christmas record. They seem so tough and hard-bitten most of the time. Then after some thought you realize that they have exactly the kind of heart of gold it takes to deliver a good holiday record. And indeed A Christmas Kind of Town is a wonderful holiday album. On it the band tackles Yuletide nuggets, throw in a few great originals, and tie it together with a bunch of cute and silly interludes. On the classic front, they turn in a suitably sweet “Christmas Time Is Here,” give “Silver Bells” a heart-tugging doo wop treatment, romp through a loose “Holly Jolly Christmas” with suitably square backing vocals, wobble through a boozy “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” with guest vocalist Christine Smith, careen wildly through “Auld Lange Syne” like a partly sober Pogues, and imbue “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” with some late-night blues. Impressive stuff but the originals are even better. “New York Is a Christmas Kind of Town” is a laid-back tune with cute-as-pie lyrics and a melt-in-your-mouth delivery. You can close your eyes and almost hear somebody like Dean Martin belting it out on a holiday special. “Counting the Days (‘Til Christmas)” is a bounding near-polka singalong with accordions, sleigh bells, and a lovely vocal bridge, and “Christmas with the Snow” is a light-as-fresh-snow rocker with female lead vocals by the Shalitas and the kind of melody that you want to give to everyone on your Xmas list. All three songs sound like they should be future Christmas classics for bands to cover in 20 years. Hopefully enough people will hear this utterly heartwarming and joyous album to make that a possibility – Tim Sendra

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