Saturday, January 14, 2006

Santastic! Holiday Boots 4 Your Stockings

I first became aware of mash-ups when a Google search for The Beatles Christmas album led me to the website of Go Home Productions. I found "Beatles Bootles", a clever mix of Beatles songs with other songs to create a 15 minute extravaganza.

What caught my attention was "Christmas On The Block", a mash-up of Paul McCartney's "Wonderful Christmastime" and Jennifer Lopez's "Jenny From The Block".

This led me into the world of Christmas mash-ups. Shortly before Christmas, 2004, I downloaded a full Christmash CD online entitled "Merry Christmash" from a now-defunct site from the UK. I also purchased a mash-up CD entitled "A Mutated Christmas".

This led me to GYBO, the holy grail web site for bootleg / mash-ups. You can probably spend around 40 hours here listening to amazing mixes of whatever musical genre you can think of. This led me to a name that I recognized from the earlier Christmas CDs. A Boston masher named DJ BC had gathered several well known mashers from around the world and put together the Christmas CD you see above.

This 18 track CD is by far the best Christmas mash-up album out there. There's something for everybody on this album. Wanna know something else? You can still download this album! You better do it now before it goes POOF:

Santastic! Holiday Boots 4 Your Stockings

Happy downloading and listening... On to the next new Christmas CD in my collection...


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