Usually, I really have a hard time with Christmas songs, mainly because a) I can’t digest Christmas for the obvious reasons and b) the songs are always the same God awful aural drek that makes me want to lock myself in the house until the season is over and I don’t have to listen to these horrible songs anymore.

But for once, I’m willing to make an exception with this special release from New Jersey’s The Hounds Of Winter.  Their Band In A Box is a compendium of Christmas-themed songs that have both heart and humor.  And they’ve made this available through their ReverbNation page (see link below) – check out their version of The Three Wise Men’s “Thanks For Christmas” (and that was another pseudonym for the glorious XTC).

This album has a lot of spirit and isn’t that what this time of year is all about?  Happy holidays to all!

Band In A Box can be heard on the ReverbNation page below


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Rob Ross

Rob Ross has been, for good, bad or indifferent, involved in the music industry for over 30 years - first as guitarist/singer/songwriter with The Punch Line, then as freelance journalist, producer and manager to working for independent and major record labels. He resides in Staten Island, New York with his wife and cats; he works out a lot, reads voraciously, loves Big Star and his orange Gretsch. Doesn't that make him neat?

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