WTF for the Holidays: Seven Wacky Holiday Records
After Thanksgiving comes and goes, it seems like just about everyone gets into the holiday spirit.
Even the creepy, strange and misguided among us (which describes most of the lovely Up on the Sun staff, now that we think about it).
We're not sure what these artists were thinking when they released these WTF-worthy holiday albums, and frankly, we're a little nervous to crawl into their minds and figure it out.
Nevertheless, here are some holiday albums that maybe should have been given a second thought before they were given the green (and red holiday-themed) light.
William Hung , Hung for the Holidays
The goal of William Hung's "singing" career is to make a public mockery of himself. That dreadful American Idol rendition of Ricky Martin's "She Bangs" was forgivable, but destroying "O Come All Ye Faithful" is just sacrilegious.
John Waters, A John Waters Christmas
John Waters took a break from being a filmmaker and moist pencil-thin mustache enthusiast to creep out the holidays in 2004. Waters hand-picked classics like "Here Comes Fatty Claus" and "Santa Claus is a Black Man" for this dark, satirical look at Christmas.
Afroman, Colt 45 Christmas
"Deck My Balls" and "Police Blow My Wad" are surely on their way to becoming classics, much like Afroman's munchie-seeking 2000 song, "Because I Got High."
Christmas in The Stars: The Star Wars Christmas Album
George Lucas will license the Star Wars name to pretty much anyone who asks, which is why songs like "What Can You Get a Wookie for Christmas (When He Already Owns a Comb?)" exist. (And yet, the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special remains blacklisted by Mr. Lucas.)
Luke, Christmas at Luke's Sex Shop
Featuring Luke, 2 Live Crew and more, Christmas at Luke's Sex Shop makes Christ's birth the most sexually vulgar holiday. Rawr.
Rachael Ray, How Cool is That Christmas
By the mercy of sweet baby Jesus himself, the TV cook doesn't actually sing on this album. She did, however, put her face on the cover. Despite all of the talent on this record (Elvis Presley, Billie Holiday, Willie Nelson,) all I can hear is the unbearable sound of Raey saying "sammies."
Rudy Ray Moore, This Ain't No White Christmas
Vaguely racist and widely offensive, that was sort of Rudy Ray Moore's bag. The comedian, actor and musician only actually sings one song on the album. The rest is packed with raunchy comedy, all adorned by the cover featuring scantily clad black women wrapped up like presents.
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