This turned out to be one of my top blog posts from last year and still is true.
Before elaborating, I love the Beach Boys. They were a big part of my childhood summers and one of 3 cassette tapes that were allowed in my Mom’s yellow VW Bus.
That said, their take on traditional Christmas standards is terrible. As children, my siblings and I were forced to listen to this terrible, terrible album. As we got older, copies would go missing only to be found. Later, copies were thrown into the Mississippi River only to have new tapes re-purchased. A few years ago, a CD copy showed up in my stocking. It ended up being left at the in-laws. Even “Little Saint Nick” sounds better when covered by the Muppets. Beach Boys are summer. Christmas is Christmas. So have your self a merry little Christmas, forget this album.