Ho, Ho, Ho

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For the expression, see Ho ho ho.
Ho, Ho, Ho
Studio album by RuPaul
Released October 28, 1997
Recorded 1997
Genre Dance-pop, house
Length 64:12
Label Rhino, VH1
Producer Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Michael Hacker, Michael Rosenman, Joe Carrano, RuPaul
RuPaul chronology
Foxy Lady
(1996)
Ho, Ho, Ho
(1997)
Red Hot
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]

Ho, Ho, Ho (officially titled VH1 Presents RuPaul Ho Ho Ho) is an album of Christmas music by American drag queen and singer RuPaul, released on October 28, 1997 by Rhino Records.

Album information[edit]

The album was a combination of original music, standards and comedy vignettes. Most of the traditional songs were given a campy twist. The title is a double entendre; though it is a phrase associated with Christmas and Santa Claus, the term "ho" also refers to a whore or prostitute. The album's cover features three scantily-clad versions of RuPaul, and the back cover features her legs with panties around the ankles; these are the "three ho's".

The album was tied-in to a television Christmas special from The RuPaul Show on VH1. Much of the humor on the album is of a risqué nature, making it quite different from traditionally wholesome holiday albums. For instance, the classic "All I Want For Christmas" is turned into a thumping dance song with lyrical changes requesting breast implants, a tummy tuck and rhinoplasty, so that (as she sings) "I can look real purty!", and changing the lyrics of "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" to "I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa Claus".

Absent from the album is RuPaul's R&B version of "Little Drummer Boy", which was recorded and released by Tommy Boy Records in 1993. The clashing of record labels with this album prevented its inclusion.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "With Bells On" (with Michelle Visage) 3:35
2. "RuPaul The Red-Nosed Reindeer"   3:32
3. "All I Want For Christmas"   3:25
4. "Santa Baby"   4:46
5. "All Alone On Christmas"   3:12
6. "Christmas Train (Medley)"   3:47
7. "Christmas Nite" (with Latasha Spencer) 7:35
8. "Funky Christmas (Christmas At My House)"   2:40
9. "I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa Claus"   2:49
10. "Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)"   2:57
11. "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch"   4:47
12. "Hard Candy Christmas" (with Michelle Visage & Barbara Mitchell) 4:50
13. "Celebrate (New Year's Remix)"   8:11

Credits[edit]

  • RuPaul - executive producer
  • Latasha Spencer - performer
  • Michelle Visage - performer
  • Fenton Bailey - executive producer
  • Randy Barbato - executive producer
  • Pete Lorimer - arranger
  • Richard "Humpty" Vission - arranger
  • Dennis Mitchell - engineer
  • Roger Arnold - assistant engineer, engineer, performer
  • Brian Alex - assistant
  • Kelly Bienvenue - assistant
  • Lee Genesis - assistant
  • Barbara Mitchell - assistant
  • Yolanda Wyns - assistant
  • Michael Hacker - producer, remixing
  • Michael Rosenman - producer, remixing
  • Joe Carrano - programming, producer, engineer, mixing
  • Dan Hersch - mastering
  • Rachel Gutek - design
  • Hugh Brown - art direction

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
position
Certification Sales
Heatseekers 27 - -

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