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“Horror XMas” by Misfits

Artist: Misfits
Title: “Horror Xmas”
Label: Misfits Records
Release Date: 12/3/13
Genre: Horror Punk
Rating: 4/5

I have to admit that I was sad to have missed out on this particular holiday horror treat when it first fell off of Santa’s musical sleigh but I don’t think the readers will mind me unwrapping it for their edification on this Christmas Eve of 2015. The three track EP by the legendary Misfits is a fun filled stocking stuffer that delivers a quick ride down the chimney and back with punked up versions of songs like the theme from “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” in its “You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch”. As it played I was amazed at just how many lines of that classic cartoon that I knew. I guess it worked when they aired it and influenced my young mind so many years ago. The “Island Of Misfit Toys” is a new original that owes a little bit to the Rankin Bass cartoon “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” and their own Island Of Misfit Toys. The song is driving and very melodic and showcases a different side of The Misfits that might appease listeners based on its difference. It all closes out with a favorite tune of mine with “Blue Christmas” which was famously sung by Elvis Presley and an unnamed little girl in “The Year Without A Santa Claus” cartoon special.
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