This album of fun Christmas covers includes Robert Burke Warren’s original takes on Most Wonderful Time of the Year and You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch— seriously, Boris Karloff has competition with that baritone. There’s also a La Bamba-Feliz Navidad mashup that’s so seamless, I kind of wonder why no one ever did it before.
You definitely hear the Buddy Holly in a lot of these tracks (Warren actually played the legend on Broadway years ago) which makes Express Your Elf as a whole far more more hip than your average “pop star puts out a Christmas Album” album. Even the sentimental My Favorite Things gets a new, more soulful life here.
While the production is a little rougher around the edges than some of his past CDs, there’s enough fun stuff in here for several tracks to make it into your family-friendly holiday mix. (Download individual MP3s at CD Baby). And in fact when my daughter asked to play Santa’s Coming in a Whirlybird for a third time, I actually didn’t mind a bit. –Liz
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