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Xmas LPs: Worst Christmas On Record

David Stubbs, The Guardian, 11 December 2004

THE CHRISTMAS SINGLE is a thing of thudding familiarity - brace yourself again for Jona Lewie to make his annual re-emergence, bludgeoning you like a giant rubber mallet as you queue at Tie Rack on Christmas Eve, in a simmering mood of homicidal restraint. The themed Christmas album, however, represents another, not entirely dishonourable tradition. Certainly, the genre is not uniformly superb.

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