A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!
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||Another Christmas Song||Stephen Colbert||2:39||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||Have I Got a Present for You||Toby Keith||3:18||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||Please Be Patient||Feist||2:22||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||Little Dealer Boy||Stephen Colbert & Willie Nelson||2:47||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||Can I Interest You In Hannukah?||Stephen Colbert & Jon Stewart||2:59||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||Nutmeg||Stephen Colbert & John Legend||2:45||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding?||Stephen Colbert, Elvis Costello, Feist, Toby Keith, John Legend & Willie Nelson||2:36||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||There Are Much Worse Things to Believe In||Ensemble||2:42||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||A Cold, Cold Christmas||Stephen Colbert||3:46||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
That A Colbert Christmas doesn't really work on its own is largely irrelevant. Colbert fandom is an all-or-nothing proposition, and those in the "all" camp will happily relive the special's musical numbers here. Others will find a mixed bag. Even without foreknowledge of his sharp cynicism, "Another Christmas Song" and "A Cold, Cold Christmas" are funny enough, but without the special's comedic pacing and narrative lead-ins, "Please Be Patient" and "Little Dealer Boy" are worthless. Functioning better on their own are ingratiatingly self-aware numbers by crooner John Legend and reactionary macho man Toby Keith. Legend's "Nutmeg," in particular, is one dumb joke played so straight the result approaches comic sublimity. Fans are advised to cherry-pick their favorite numbers and leave the rest aside, as the all-star singalongs that open the EP recall the chintzy sentimentality of the very specials the involved parties are ostensibly parodying.