OK, we’re breaking a cardinal rule here today. We love holidays as much as the next gay, but we’re not the type to put Jack-o-lanterns on the porch and pink flamingo skeletons in the front yard on October 1. A week before Halloween is perfect, for the love of God. After all, a holiday isn’t special if you celebrate it for an entire month.
But when the Christmas with the Puppini Sisters CD showed up on our desk last week, we couldn’t help ourselves. We love the first two albums from these sexy broads, so it only stood to reason that a holiday album would be just as great.
At first, we put the disc away in a drawer and marked our calendar to tell you about it in early December – you know, when the stores are already putting out Valentines. But the CD called to us. In three-part harmony.
Just one song, we told ourselves. Yeah right. We’ve listened to the entire album about seven times in the past two days. It simply makes us happy (not to mention the drive-thru workers who catch us in mid chorus of “All I Want for Christmas” while serving up our burger and fries). Besides, we can almost guarantee it’s more original than some of the other holiday music schlock hitting shelves this season.
The Puppini Sisters bring their signature ’40s-style harmonies and breathe new life into Christmas oldies like “Santa Baby,” a cabaret version of “Here Comes Santa Claus,” and an amazing “Let It Snow” filled with plenty of scat (the singing kind, you pervs). Even “O Holy Night” is elevated out of the “Carols That Make You Snooze” category.
So now, here we are. It’s October 14, still fairly warm and sunny outside and we’re dreaming of putting up our seven themed Christmas trees and breaking out the Cocomotion Hot Chocolate Maker. Thanks to the Puppini Sisters, we just might become those people. You know, the ones that leave their Christmas lights up year round thinking that just because they’re turned off, they’re not distractingly tacky and destroying the property value of our neighborhood. But you know what, we don’t care. Just be on the lookout for your invitation to our “Winter Wonderland” pool party next July.