For a less serious Christmas music compilation, Dr. Demento Presents the Greatest Christmas Novelty CD is a very well-done collection. There’s the Chipmunks with “The Chipmunk Song,” Spike Jones & His City Slickers with “All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth,” the Singing Dogs’ “Jingle Bells,” Tom Lehrer’s “A Christmas Carol,” Bob & Doug McKenzie’s take on “Twelve Days of Christmas,” “Weird Al” Yankovic’s “Christmas At Ground Zero,” as well as ten other tracks. Of the sixteen tracks on the CD, there’s really only three that I don’t particularly care for. But for a comedy Christmas music compilation, this is actually very well done, and is an overall enjoyable listening experience.
I also have a fondness for John Denver & The Muppets’ A Christmas Together. It has classic Christmas songs, such as “Twelve Days of Christmas,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “Christmas Is Coming,” “Deck the Halls,” “Silent Night,” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.” However, there are also other songs such as “The Peace Carol,” “A Baby Just Like You,” “When the River Meets the Sea,” and “The Christmas Wish”; while these may not be traditional Christmas songs, they are still quite good, and flow together well with the other songs on the disc. I grew up listening to this compilation every Christmas when I was a little girl. This is a compilation I still listen to every Christmas as an adult, and I have shared it with my own children. At my house, it’s not the Christmas season until we hear John Denver & The Muppets’ A Christmas Together.