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SCHOOL'S OUT CHRISTMAS

School's Out Christmas


It's not clear exactly whose idea this was, the idea being, "Let's write a bunch of new Christmas songs; arrange them in contemporary teen pop, rock, hip-hop, and ska styles; and get a bunch of children's TV stars who aspire to be the next Britney Spears to sing them." The mysterious "D.M." is credited as "senior executive producer." Maybe that's some high mucky-muck in the St. Nicholas Music publishing company, which controls the many holiday compositions of Johnny Marks ("Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," "A Holly Jolly Christmas," etc.), many of which are covered here among the new originals. Some St. Nicholas exec seems the likeliest culprit, with producer Derek Bramble and songwriter Al Kasha (co-author of the nauseous but Oscar-winning 1970s disaster-movie themes "The Morning After" [The Poseidon Adventure] and "We May Never Love Like This Again" [The Towering Inferno]) as un-indicted co-conspirators and Ron Dante (of Archies infamy) lurking in the background. In other words, there are some veteran hacks and exploiters of the teen market involved here. Not surprisingly, they have come up with derivative, uninspired dreck, over which a group of marginally talented young voices pipe earnestly. And why not? Great ability is not a requirement of teenybop success. What really matters is looking cute on TV, and these tikes are to be glimpsed on such shows as Grounded for Life, Lizzie McGuire, State of Grace, and The Bernie Mac Show. It's the television advertising campaign that is going to determine the success of this album; its sales should be directly measurable from that. And will Lynsey Bartilson or Ashlee Simpson be the next Avril Lavigne? Wait and see. ~ William Ruhlmann, Rovi

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  • UPC: 044006493527
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Track listings

  • 1. Christmas Isn't Christmas (Since You Said Goodbye) Myra
  • 2. Wild Christmas Chris Trousdale
  • 3. This Christmas I Will Give My Love To You Lynsey Bartilson
  • 4. One Small Voice Taylor Momsen/Camille Winbush
  • 5. My Christmas Dream Raven Symon‚
  • 6. Kissless Christmas Chris Trousdale
  • 7. Christmas Isn't Christmas Without You Evan Rachel Wood
  • 8. I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day Mae Whitman
  • 9. Night Before Christmas Song, The Camille Winbush
  • 10. Silver And Gold Evan Rachel Wood
  • 11. You Make Christmas Feel So Good Mae Whitman
  • 12. Christmas Past, Present And Future Ashlee Simpson
  • 13. This Christmas I Want To Be Close To You Arvie Lowe Jr.
  • 14. Very First Christmas Love Myra
  • 15. Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree Lynsey Bartilson
  • 16. My Christmas Wish Raven Symon‚
  • 17. Holly Jolly Christmas, A Daveigh Chase
  • 18. Voice Of An Angel Knockout
  • 19. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer Taylor Momsen
  • 20. Shine Your Light On Me Tahj Mowry
 
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HPB condition ratings
  • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
  • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
  • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
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