Let It Snow, Baby... Let It Reindeer

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Let It Snow, Baby... Let It Reindeer
Relient K - Let It Snow, Baby, Let It Reindeer.jpg
Studio album by Relient K
Released October 23, 2007
Recorded 2007
Genre Christian rock, pop punk,[1] alternative rock
Length 48:15[2]
Label Gotee
Relient K chronology
Must Have Done Something Right EP
(2007)Must Have Done Something Right EP2007
Let it Snow, Baby... Let it Reindeer
The Bird and the Bee Sides
(2008)The Bird and the Bee Sides2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[3]
IGN 7.2/10 [4]
Jesus Freak Hideout 4/5 stars[5]
Sputnikmusic 3.5/5 stars[6]

Let It Snow, Baby... Let It Reindeer is the second Christmas album by Christian rock band Relient K.


It was released on October 23, 2007, selling 4,500 copies in its first week. The album is a re-release of the band's Christmas EP, Deck the Halls, Bruise Your Hand, but with seven new songs and some other changes, such as track listing and a new ending to one song. The details were announced by Jesus Freak Hideout on August 21, 2007, and by IGN around the same time.[2][7][8] The album peaked at No. 96 on the Billboard 200 list in its fourth week.

"Silver Bells" was posted on the group's Myspace account on November 7, 2008.[9] A re-issue of the album was released on iTunes on November 18, 2008. It included Relient K's renditions of "Silver Bells", "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen", and "O Holy Night", as well as a music video for the band's version of "Sleigh Ride". The songs were eventually pulled from iTunes, but have since then been added to Gotee's 2010 Christmas compilation CD: 'Tis The Season To Be Gotee.[10]

Music video[edit]

The band's video for "Sleigh Ride" was made by Funny Pages Productions. It is an animated video, and the band had mentioned in recent years that they always wanted to do an animated video. It features all of the band members as rabbits in winter. The Matt Thiessen rabbit fails to get the attention of a girl rabbit, which leads the other four band members to steal Santa's sleigh so that he can impress her. After the two take off in the sleigh, Santa tries to get it back by using a giant snowman. After some close calls, the other band members build a snowwoman to draw the snowman off. In the end, they give Santa his sleigh back, and the Ethan Luck rabbit sneaks a present from Santa's sleigh for Matt to give to the girl rabbit. The video was released in November 2008.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks public domain, unless otherwise noted. New verses on tracks 6 and 11 written by Matt Thiessen.

Tracks 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 16 appeared originally on the 2003 release Deck the Halls, Bruise Your Hand. Track 9 originally on the Apathetic EP.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"   2:11
2. "Sleigh Ride"   3:32
3. "Merry Christmas, Here's to Many More" Matt Thiessen 3:51
4. "Angels We Have Heard on High"   1:55
5. "Deck the Halls"   1:21
6. "12 Days of Christmas"   3:33
7. "Silent Night/Away in a Manger"   2:18
8. "I Celebrate the Day" Thiessen 3:17
9. "In Like a Lion (Always Winter)" Thiessen 3:44
10. "I'm Getting Nuttin' for Christmas"   1:39
11. "We Wish You a Merry Christmas"   2:12
12. "Santa Claus Is Thumbing to Town" Thiessen 2:43
13. "Handel's Messiah"   1:09
14. "I Hate Christmas Parties" (performed by Matthew Thiessen and the Earthquakes) Thiessen 4:34
15. "Boxing Day" Thiessen 3:37
16. "Auld Lang Syne"   2:53
17. "Good King Wenceslas" (hidden track)   3:17
Total length: 48:15


Relient K

  • Matt Thiessen – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, piano
  • Matt Hoopes – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Brian Pittman – bass (2003 tracks only)
  • Dave Douglas – drums, backing vocals (all tracks except 2008 re-release tracks)
  • John Warne - bass, backing vocals (2007 and 2008 tracks only)
  • Jon Schneck - rhythm guitar, backing vocals (2007 and 2008 tracks only)

Additional production


  1. ^ Leahey, Andrew (2 April 2016). "Let It Snow Baby... Let It Reindeer Review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Archived from the original on June 20, 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Jesus Freak Hideout - Let It Snow Baby...Let It Reindeer Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. September 2, 2007. Retrieved September 2, 2007. 
  3. ^ "AllMusic Let It Snow, Baby...Let It Reindeer album overview". AllMusic. Retrieved December 30, 2014. 
  4. ^ Grischow, Chad (December 19, 2007). "Relient K - Let It Snow Baby... Let It Reindeer". IGN. Archived from the original on December 23, 2007. Retrieved July 21, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Jesus Freak Hideout Let It Snow, Baby...Let It Reindeer album review". Jesus Freak Hideout. October 21, 2007. Retrieved December 30, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Sputnikmusic Let It Snow, Baby...Let It Reindeer album review". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved December 30, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Jesus Freak Hideout - News - August 21, 2007". Jesus Freak Hideout. August 21, 2007. Retrieved September 2, 2007. 
  8. ^ "IGN - Music - Relient K Bring Christmas Early". IGN - Music. August 20, 2007. Retrieved September 2, 2007. 
  9. ^ "Relient K post "Silver Bells"". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. November 7, 2008. Retrieved July 27, 2017. 
  10. ^ "'Tis The Season To Be Gotee review on Jesus Freak Hideout". Jesus Freak Hideout. December 26, 2010. Retrieved December 30, 2014.