9 Songs, 25 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Here is a thoroughly laughable album that’s so overflowing with Stephen Colbert’s lightning-quick wit, you can miss entire jokes by not paying attention for a second. This hilarious holiday album also highlights how Colbert’s comedic brilliance isn’t only limited to lampooning conservative political pundits via counter-hegemonic genius. “Another Christmas Song” kicks off the party swinging like Dean Martin singing with a head full of eggnog and a big band behind him, as Colbert rips on songwriters, record companies, iTunes, Caucasians, tap dancers, his own children, himself and whether the holiday belongs to baby Jesus or Santa Claus — truly no one is safe. Toby Keith parodies himself on “Have I Got a Present for You.” With lyrics like "Well there’s a war on Christmas/ It’s under attack/ But this year America’s taking it back" the song should have been titled “Courtesy Of the Red, White and Green.” Willie Nelson croons about a different kind of green on “Little Dealer Boy” and even Feist shows up to sing “Please Be Patient,” a reworking of “Angels We Have Heard On High,” with lyrics mocking useless customer service representatives worldwide.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Here is a thoroughly laughable album that’s so overflowing with Stephen Colbert’s lightning-quick wit, you can miss entire jokes by not paying attention for a second. This hilarious holiday album also highlights how Colbert’s comedic brilliance isn’t only limited to lampooning conservative political pundits via counter-hegemonic genius. “Another Christmas Song” kicks off the party swinging like Dean Martin singing with a head full of eggnog and a big band behind him, as Colbert rips on songwriters, record companies, iTunes, Caucasians, tap dancers, his own children, himself and whether the holiday belongs to baby Jesus or Santa Claus — truly no one is safe. Toby Keith parodies himself on “Have I Got a Present for You.” With lyrics like "Well there’s a war on Christmas/ It’s under attack/ But this year America’s taking it back" the song should have been titled “Courtesy Of the Red, White and Green.” Willie Nelson croons about a different kind of green on “Little Dealer Boy” and even Feist shows up to sing “Please Be Patient,” a reworking of “Angels We Have Heard On High,” with lyrics mocking useless customer service representatives worldwide.

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About Stephen Colbert

  • ORIGIN
    Washington, DC
  • GENRE
    Humor
  • BORN
    May 13, 1964

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