Christmas Again


Rusty purposely used every instrument he owned (along with every gadget) to create a Frankenstein's monster-type record, a patch job of every kind of Christmas song (traditionals, radio hits, obscurities, originals) which presents his view of Christmas as a wonderful, confused time of year.

Recording: 5 Nov-24 Nov 1998 by Rusty Spell at Love and Letters Studios in Hattiesburg, MS. Cover Art and Design: Rusty Spell. Photography: Debi Spell. Total Running Time: 48:55.

All vocals by Rusty Spell and Debi Spell. All guitar, keyboards, drums, harmonica, accordian, and kazoo by Rusty Spell. All songs by Rusty Spell, lyrics and music by him except: 2,3,8,12,16. Lyrics and music traditional; 4. Lyircs and music by Evans and Livingston; 5. Lyrics and music by Lawton Williams; 6. Lyrics and music by Ross Bagdasarian; 7. Lyrics and music by Javits, Springer, Springer; 11. Lyrics and music by Mendelssohn; 13. Music by Watts and Mason; 14. Lyrics and music by Johnny Marks and Rusty Spell; 15. Lyrics and music by West and Spreen; 17. Music by Grueber.

Lyrics * Liner Notes * The Johnny Winters Christmas Again Interview

"Something to pull out every year, the kids will love it..."

  1. It's Christmas Again -- Holiday traditions celebrated between man and wife. Original. 3:25
  2. Jingle Bells -- Casio version of song which isn't even about Christmas. 1:56
  3. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen -- Sultry version of this traditional, sung whispily by Debi. 2:27
  4. Silver Bells -- Rich-sounding guitar version. 3:42
  5. Senor Santa Claus -- Mexican boy needs money. 2:13
  6. The Chipmunk Song -- Rusty sings with Alvin. 2:50
  7. Santa Baby -- Debi puts on her snowbunny suit and melts the snow with this one. 3:28
  8. The First Noel -- Noel by way of accordian. 2:26
  9. No, Virginia -- Don't let your kids listen to this if you still want them to believe in him. Original. 4:28
  10. Ebenezer Scrooge -- Heavy metal tribute to the classic Dickens character. Original. 2:46
  11. Hockey Stick! -- Hark the Herald... ah, forget it. :51
  12. O Holy Night -- Full-blown version of this most wonderful song. 5:52
  13. Joy To the World -- Dinky Casio version. 1:01
  14. Rudolph vs The Man -- The Red-Nosed Reindeer tells is like it is. Semi-original. 2:14
  15. Holly Leaves and Christmas Trees -- Elvis Presley sings the wonderful world of Christmas. 3:08
  16. Angels We Have Heard On High -- Harmonica version. :49
  17. Silent Night -- Calm instrumental. 1:57
  18. Xmas Blah Blah Blah -- Rockin' closer about the post-Christmas blues. 3:22

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Copyright (c) Nov 1998 by Rusty Spell and Love and Letters Music