A Christmas Kind of Town

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A Christmas Kind of Town
MarahAlbum christmas.jpg
Studio album by Marah
Released 2005
Recorded Brooklyn, NY
Genre Rock, Christmas
Length 41:28
Label Yep Roc
Producer Marah
Marah chronology
If You Didn't Laugh, You'd Cry
(2005)If You Didn't Laugh, You'd Cry2005
A Christmas Kind of Town
(2005)
Sooner or Later in Spain
(2006)Sooner or Later in Spain2006

A Christmas Kind of Town is a Christmas album released by the band Marah in 2005.

Reception[edit]

Tim Sendra of Allmusic called A Christmas Kind of Town an "utterly heartwarming and joyous album".[1] Jim Musser of the Iowa City Press-Citizen called the album "upbeat, inclusive and downright irresistible".[2] Jay Lustig of The Star-Ledger wrote that the song "New York Is a Christmas Kind of Town" is "a thoroughly modern Christmas song, but one with a classic feel".[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Intro-Curtain Rises" 0:14
2. "Christmas Time Is Here" 2:00
3. "New York Is a Christmas Kind of Town" 3:01
4. "Baby It's Cold Outside" 2:36
5. "Boozing It Up with Friends" 0:21
6. "Holly Jolly Christmas" 2:16
7. "Here We Come a Wassailing (#1)" 0:21
8. "Christmas Time's a Comin'" 1:56
9. "Let It Snow" 1:59
10. "Quithmith Pudding (Skit)" 0:37
11. "Counting the Days ('Til Christmas)" 3:03
12. "Here We Come a Wassailing (#2)" 0:24
13. "Silver Bells" 3:06
14. "Christmas with the Snow" 2:36
15. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Xmas" 2:29
16. "Handsome Santa" 0:41
17. "Auld Lang Syne" 3:01
18. "Here We Come a Wassailing (#3)" 0:25
19. "Outro-Curtain Call" 0:31
20. "Counting the Days, A Christmas Polka" 7:24

Personnel[edit]

  • David Bielanko – singing, guitar, bass, banjo, percussion, car horns, xylophone, jingle bells, etc.
  • Serge Bielanko – singing, guitar, banjo, harmonica, singing into the dryer, percussion, jingle bells, etc.
  • Kirk Henderson – piano, organ, mellotron, music box, bass, guitar solo for the ages, xylophone, percussion, trumpets, backing vocals, jingle bells
  • Adam Garbinski – guitar, Christmas enthusiasm, backing vocals
  • Dave "Fire & Ice" Petersen – drums, backing vocals, Christmas enthusiasm
  • Christine Smith – piano, vocals on "It's Cold Outside", drums on "New York Is A Christmas Kind Of Town"
  • Ahneeta Shalita – vocals on "Christmas With The Snow" and "Here We Come A-Wassailing", backing vocals, "Bing Bings"
  • Kazual Shalita – vocals on "Christmas With The Snow" and "Here We Come A-Wassailing", backing vocals, "Bing Bings"
  • Lowlita Shalita vocals on "Christmas With The Snow" and "Here We Come A-Wassailing", backing vocals, "Bing Bings"
  • Monica Bielanko – Vocals on "Handsome Santa"
  • Gregory "Christmastime" Wilson – Christmas Spirit, snapping, clapping, backing vocals, fried chicken
  • Larry Anderson – generosity, backing vocals

The album was dedicate to "anyone and everyone, regardless of religion or race, who just likes it when December rolls in."

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sendra, Tim (2005). "Marah: A Christmas Kind of Town", Allmusic. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  2. ^ Musser, Jim (November 26, 2014). "Jim Musser music picks to get you in the holiday mood". Iowa City Press-Citizen. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  3. ^ Lustig, Jay (December 21, 2011). "Song of the Day: 'New York Is a Christmas Kind of Town,' Marah", NJ.com. Retrieved December 21, 2014.