Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics

Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics

by South Park
     
 

What better way to celebrate the last Christmas of the century than a CD flush with carols, jingles, and ethnic smears? The evil geniuses who created "South Park" have done it again with this outrageous collection of Christmas "classics" guaranteed to crack up their loyal fans and grossly offend nearly everyone else. The disc literally starts in the toilet -- with a…  See more details below

Overview

What better way to celebrate the last Christmas of the century than a CD flush with carols, jingles, and ethnic smears? The evil geniuses who created "South Park" have done it again with this outrageous collection of Christmas "classics" guaranteed to crack up their loyal fans and grossly offend nearly everyone else. The disc literally starts in the toilet -- with a song celebrating the life and legend of Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo -- and it's all downhill from there. Every beloved character from the hit TV show gets his or her say here, from Shelley Marsh, Stan's lisping, headgear-sporting sister, to funky soul brother #2, Isaac Hayes's Chef. Kyle Broflofski and his family score two pleas for tolerance with "The Lonely Jew on Christmas" and a lively, contrapuntal rendition of "Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel." Meanwhile, a teary-voiced Adolf Hitler performs "O Tannenbaum" in German before Satan tries to cheer him up ("Hey Hitler. What's the matter, little guy?") with a jaunty little ditty called "Christmas time in Hell" that references Jeffrey Dahmer, Mao Tse-tung, and Michael Landon. Perhaps most important are the contributions from Eric Cartman, who submits a musical masterpiece entitled "Swiss Colony Beef Log" -- a hilarious paean to the joys of packaged meats that sounds frighteningly similar to a Nightranger power ballad. Mr. Garrison's tune, "Merry F**king Christmas," pretty much sums things up by making sure to offend those who might have made it through the other tracks. To paraphrase him: Get off your heathen asses and celebrate!

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Gina Boldman
Truly tasteless, satirical, and over the top -- from the cover to the liner notes to the lyrics -- Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics collection features more of the usual rampant obnoxiousness associated with the TV show South Park. Some of the traditional tracks are entertaining, including guidance counselor Mr. Mackey's cover of "Carol of the Bells," Eric Cartman's impromptu version of "O Holy Night," and especially Chef's paternity dilemma in "What the Hell Child Is This?" The highlight of the disc is probably Kyle Broflofsky's hilarious "The Lonely Jew on Christmas" ("I'm a Jew, a lonely Jew/I can't be merry, 'cause I'm Hebrew"), and the like-minded "Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel" is inspired and funny. At first glance, the most offensive track might be "O Tannenbaum," sung by a sobbing Hitler (who sounds more like Apu from The Simpsons), but "Christmas Time in Hell," sung by a festive Satan, has mercilessly mocking lyrics that spare no one (including JFK Jr., Princess Diana, and Gene Siskel). "The Most Offensive Song Ever" features Kenny singing (and therefore muffling) the most shocking parts, but listeners will certainly get the point, and that's good enough for a Christmas album of this ilk.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/23/1999
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074646222423
catalogNumber:
62224

Tracks

  1. Mr. Hanky the Christmas Poo: Early '50s Recording  - Cowboy Timmy
  2. Merry Fucking Christmas  -  Garrison
  3. O Holy Night  - Matt Stone
  4. Dead, Dead, Dead  - Juan Schwartz
  5. Carol of the Bells  -  Mackey
  6. The Lonely Jew on Christmas  - Kyle Broflofski
  7. I Saw Three Ships  - Shelly Marsh
  8. It Happened in Sun Valley  - Stan Marsh
  9. O Tannenbaum  - Adolf Hitler
  10. Christmas Time in Hell  - Matt Stone
  11. What the Hell Child Is This?  -  Chef
  12. Santa Claus Is on His Way  -  Hankey
  13. Swiss Colony Beef Log  - Matt Stone
  14. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing  -  South Park Children's Choir
  15. Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel  - Stan Marsh
  16. The Most Offensive Song Ever  - Kenny McCormick
  17. We Three Kings  -  Ose
  18. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas  -  Hankey

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

South Park   Primary Artist
Isaac Hayes   Voices
Dan Higgins   Saxophone
John "J.R." Robinson   Drums
Neil Stubenhaus   Bass
Mary Kay Bergman   Voices
Bruce Howell   Guitar

Technical Credits

Adolphe Adam   Composer
Felix Mendelssohn   Composer
Trey Parker   Producer,Executive Producer
Rick Rubin   Executive Producer
Marc Shaiman   Arranger,Producer,Orchestration,Adaptation
Mervyn Warren   Orchestration
Charles Wesley   Composer
Frank Bennett   Orchestration
Nick Vidar   Engineer
William Sandys   Composer
John Sullivan Dwight   Composer
Bruce Howell   Producer
Harvey R. Cohen   Orchestration
Matt Stone   Producer,Executive Producer
Dave DePalo   MIDI
Traditional   Composer
John Henry Hopkins   Composer
John Hopkins   Composer

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