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Barackin' Around the Christmas Tree

Barackin' Around the Christmas Tree

by Capitol Steps
     
 
The Capitol Steps tackle parodies of Christmas carols with Barackin' Around the Christmas Tree, which was recorded in the studio rather than in front of the usual live audience. No person nor subject is safe from being skewered. Islamic terrorists "Deck the Hall with Bows to Allah," with the great closing line: "Virgins quit and some were laid off/We had fun

Overview

The Capitol Steps tackle parodies of Christmas carols with Barackin' Around the Christmas Tree, which was recorded in the studio rather than in front of the usual live audience. No person nor subject is safe from being skewered. Islamic terrorists "Deck the Hall with Bows to Allah," with the great closing line: "Virgins quit and some were laid off/We had fun with Bernie Madoff." "Gay Pride Together with You" (to the tune of "Sleigh Ride") is an absolute scream with its vocal duet, while various nationalities take turns replacing Santa Claus by taking less pay in "Here's Comes Sancho, Sanja, Shanghai Claus." Of course, political figures are always center stage. The obscene rants of President Obama's chief of staff are elegantly worked into "O Rahm O Rahm Emanuel," the South Carolina Governor's phony story about walking the Appalachian Trail while actually flying to Argentina to have an affair is the topic of "Over the River and Through the Woods (At Least That's What I Told My Staff)." The wandering eye of Bill Clinton is the centerpiece of "Bill's Most Wonderful Time of the Year," and one piece that has no real melody is the side-splitting "Hanukkah Rap." The frequent spoken gaffes of Vice President Joe Biden are featured in "Muzzle Joe" (to "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!"). Most all of the songs are fairly short since there is little need to set up the characters with longer spoken introductions, though a few of them, like "A Sarah Palin Christmas" and "Barackin' Around the Christmas Tree" leave little lasting impression. Overall, its a good effort, but not quite as memorable as the Capitol Steps' live CDs.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/10/2009
Label:
Capitol Steps
UPC:
0700261285085
catalogNumber:
102309

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Tracks

  1. Deck the Hall With Bows To Allah
  2. A Sarah Palin Christmas
  3. Barackin' Around the Christmas Tree
  4. Rudolph, the H1n1 Reindeer
  5. O Little Town Hall Meeting
  6. Gay Pride Together With You
  7. Have Yourself a Very Liberal Christmas
  8. Muzzle Joe
  9. O Rahm O Rahm Emanuel
  10. It's (Already) Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas
  11. Stressed Guards Boasting They Will Open Fire
  12. The Twelve Days of Twitter
  13. I'll Be Broke For Christmas
  14. Over the River and Through the Woods (At Least That's What I Told My St
  15. I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa Claus
  16. Little Hummer Boy
  17. Bill's Most Wonderful Time of the Year
  18. Reality On My Tv
  19. Here Comes Sancho, Sanja, Shanghai Claus
  20. I Came Upon a Midnight Clearance
  21. Hanukkah Rap
  22. Temperatures We've Heard Are High
  23. The Night Before Cambridge
  24. Do You Hear Who I Smear?

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