Santa P. & the Elves

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The best outlet for the annual Yuletide farce from Santa P. and the Elves is their site, This group puts unexpected holiday twists on such pop and rock chestnuts as the title track and "Over the Rainbow." Elsewhere they come from a remote, ragtime, and hot jazz location in re-creating such traditional material as "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," "Silver Bells," and "Joy to the World." Goofy and entertaining, Santa P's group is a ten-piece ensemble blessed with both excellent arrangements (as on the near sultry "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen") and a wicked sense of humor. This twisted side comes through on the Monty Python-like original carol "Oh Lord Please Don't Burn Us."