Remember That Time Death Row Records Released a Christmas Album?

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Death Row Records
You better watch out...
If you grew up an outspoken hip-hop fan around the holidays, chances are some well-meaning Secret Santa stuffed your stocking with a little holiday compilation called Christmas on Death Row. Yes, this album exists.

Christmas on Death Row is an record that has puzzled used CD store clerks since its release in 1996. It's still baffling that the label that gave us The Chronic, Doggystyle and nationwide gangsta rap hysteria devoted its resources to a full-length album of Yuletide tunes.

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Twelve Days of STL Christmas, Day 9: Kamikaze Cowboy, "White Christmas/Silver Bells/White Christmas"

Categories: Holiday Jams

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Kamikaze Cowboy

Christmas is upon us, and that means inoculating yourself against the relentless onslaught of much of the Christmas carol canon. To save your ears -- and to celebrate the seasonal offerings of some local artists -- senior music writers Roy Kasten and Christian Schaeffer will count down twelve of the finest holiday jams from St. Louis artists each weekday from now through December 24.

Day 9: Kamikaze Cowboy, "White Christmas/Silver Bells/White Christmas" (2000)

See also: The 100 Greatest St. Louis Songs


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Twelve Days of STL Christmas, Day 8: Funky Butt Brass Band, "Crazy Sleigh"

Categories: Holiday Jams

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Corey Woodruff
Funky Butt Brass Band

Christmas is upon us, and that means inoculating yourself against the relentless onslaught of much of the Christmas carol canon. To save your ears -- and to celebrate the seasonal offerings of some local artists -- senior music writers Roy Kasten and Christian Schaeffer will count down twelve of the finest holiday jams from St. Louis artists each weekday from now through December 24.

Day 8, Funky Butt Brass Band -- "Crazy Sleigh" (2011)

See also: The 100 Greatest St. Louis Songs

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The 11 Most Confusing Christmas Albums of the Past Decade

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We found so many weird Christmas records that the Judas Priest frontman's holiday album didn't even make the list.
By Josh Chesler

Every year, new artists try their hands at making Christmas albums. It works for some (Mariah Carey, Michael Bublé), but for many others, it's just a weird experiment.

It's more or less expected for a lot of country singers and mainstream pop stars to make at least some kind of holiday offering, but there are plenty of musicians and bands who do so even though it doesn't seem to fit the general theme of their music. Here's our list of eleven Christmas albums from artists who we think have no business making Christmas albums.

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Twelve Days of STL Christmas, Day 7: Grace Basement, "A Kiss For All the World"

Categories: Holiday Jams
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Nate Burrell
Kevin Buckley of Grace Basement
Christmas is upon us, and that means inoculating yourself against the relentless onslaught of much of the Christmas carol canon. To save your ears -- and to celebrate the seasonal offerings of some local artists -- senior music writers Roy Kasten and Christian Schaeffer will count down twelve of the finest holiday jams from St. Louis artists each weekday from now through December 24.

Day 7: Grace Basement, "A Kiss For All the World" (2012)

See also: The 100 Greatest St. Louis Songs

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Twelve Days of STL Christmas, Day 6: Bunnygrunt, "Season's Freaklings"

Categories: Holiday Jams

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Theo Welling
Bunnygrunt, wishing you a Merry Christmas.
Christmas is upon us, and that means inoculating yourself against the relentless onslaught of much of the Christmas carol canon. To save your ears -- and to celebrate the seasonal offerings of some local artists -- senior music writers Roy Kasten and Christian Schaeffer will count down twelve of the finest holiday jams from St. Louis artists each weekday from now through December 24.

Day 5, Bunnygrunt -- "Season's Freaklings" (1996)

See also: The 100 Greatest St. Louis Songs

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Twelve Days of STL Christmas, Day 5: Jeannie Kendall, "Smoky Mountain Christmas"

Categories: Holiday Jams

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Christmas is upon us, and that means inoculating yourself against the relentless onslaught of much of the Christmas carol canon. To save your ears -- and to celebrate the seasonal offerings of some local artists -- senior music writers Roy Kasten and Christian Schaeffer will count down twelve of the finest holiday jams from St. Louis artists each weekday from now through December 24.

Day 5: Jeannie Kendall -- "Smoky Mountain Christmas"

See also: The 100 Greatest St. Louis Songs



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Twelve Days of STL Christmas, Day 4: Martha Bass, "Christmas Love"

Categories: Holiday Jams

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Martha Bass

Christmas is upon us, and that means inoculating yourself against the relentless onslaught of much of the Christmas carol canon. To save your ears -- and to celebrate the seasonal offerings of some local artists -- senior music writers Roy Kasten and Christian Schaeffer will count down twelve of the finest holiday jams from St. Louis artists each weekday from now through December 24.

Day 4: Martha Bass -- "Christmas Love"

See also: The 100 Greatest St. Louis Songs



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Twelve Days of STL Christmas, Day 3: Cassie Morgan, "Fields of Snow"

Categories: Holiday Jams

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Jennifer Silverberg
Cassie Morgan & the Lonely Pine
Christmas is upon us, and that means inoculating yourself against the relentless onslaught of much of the Christmas carol canon. To save your ears -- and to celebrate the seasonal offerings of some local artists -- senior music writers Roy Kasten and Christian Schaeffer will count down twelve of the finest holiday jams from St. Louis artists each weekday from now through December 24.

Day 3, Cassie Morgan & the Lonely Pine -- "Fields of Snow" (2010)

See also: The 100 Greatest St. Louis Songs

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Twelve Days of STL Christmas, Day 2: The Lucky Old Sons, "Running with Rudolph"

Categories: Holiday Jams

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For further Christmas fun, be sure to check out the whole album.
Christmas is upon us, and that means inoculating yourself against the relentless onslaught of much of the Christmas carol canon. To save your ears -- and to celebrate the seasonal offerings of some local artists -- senior music writers Roy Kasten and Christian Schaeffer will count down twelve of the finest holiday jams from St. Louis artists each weekday from now through December 24.

Day 2: The Lucky Old Sons -- "Running With Rudolph" (2013)

See also: The 100 Greatest St. Louis Songs

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