Various Artists

Rockin' Christmas [EMI]

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CEMA Special Markets' Music for a Rockin' Christmas contains a selection of holiday tunes and Christmas carols from the Beach Boys, Bobby Vee, the Ventures and Jan & Dean. The small artist roster -- and their stylstic similiarity -- make the ten-track budget-line compilation consistent and entertaining. Apart from the Beach Boys' "Little Saint Nick," there are no hit singles here, but the Ventures' contributions ("Jingle Bells," "Sleigh Ride") are very entertaining, and the Beach Boys ("Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town," "I'll Be Home for Christmas") and Bobby Vee tracks ("Blue Christmas," "Winter Wonderland," "There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays," "Jingle Bell Rock") are all first-rate, making this disc a good bargain for casual fans at its inexpensive price.

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