Have Yourself A John Waters’ Christmas

In a career that now spans 40 years, John Waters has moved from the margins of culture to 
the mainstream, applying his iconoclastic perspective and aesthetic to filmmaking, writing,
acting, photography and now a Christmas album. Originally released in November 2004, A
John Waters Christmas is an alarming yet heartfelt compilation of outlandish Christmas songs
selected by Waters himself.

Waters' films were among the first distributed by New Line Cinema. Films such as Pink
Flamingos, Female Trouble, and Desperate Living (Waters' "trash trilogy") delved into taboo
and pushed the boundaries of acceptable subjects. More recently, we have Waters to thank
for cult classics Hairspray, Cry-Baby, Serial Mom, and Pecker.

Like his movies, John Waters Christmas is a collection of oddball characters. No holiday
festivities are complete without such classics as "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and
The Chipmunks singing "Sleigh Ride." And let¹s not forget the ever-popular "Santa Claus Is A
Black Man."

1. Fat Daddy - Fat Daddy (Is Santa Claus)
2. Tiny Tim - Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
3. Stormy Weather - Christmas Time Is Coming (A Street Carol)
4. Little Cindy - Happy Birthday Jesus (A Child¹s Prayer)
5. Rudolph and Gang - Here Comes Fatty Claus
6. Roger Christian - Little Mary Christmas
7. Big Dee Irwin and Little Eva - I Wish You A Merry Christmas
8. Jimmy Donley - Santa! Don¹t Pass Me By
9. Alvin and The Chipmunks - ³Sleigh Ride²
10. Rita Faye Wilson - Sleigh Bells, Reindeer and Snow
11. The Coctails - First Snowfall
12. AKIM & the Teddy Vann Production Company - Santa Claus Is A Black Man

"Putting his twisted talents to use culling recordings which most of us have never heard,
forgotten we'd heard, or wish we'd forgotten. This collection of oddities from Tiny Tim, the
Chipmunks, Fat Daddy, Rudolph and Gang and many no-hit wonders is an ideal cynical,
wickedly funny antidote to holiday sweets." ­ - Los Angeles Times

John Waters online:
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Waters_%28filmmaker%29
Dreamland: http://www.dreamlandnews.com

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