Bad Religion's Christmas Songs was released today on their own Epitaph Records. We've heard a little bit from the record so far, but not even gold, Frankenstein-cense, and myrrh could be a better Christmas gift.
The album careens through traditional Christmas songs without changing a single lyric. They refrain from any trace of irony, except, of course, the fact that they're doing it at all. Every tune is beautifully performed in their signature style, with melodies and harmonies totally intact. "White Christmas" is definitely a standout track on the record, opening with a Ramones riff bait-and-switch and proceeding as a beautiful send up of the original. The record ends with the only non-christmas tune: "American Jesus" from Recipe for Hate, this time with a mix from Andy Wallace.
Listen to the whole record in the YouTube playlist above or stream it below via Spotify. You can purchase the record via Epitaph Records.
Source: Epitaph Records YouTube Channel