RELEASE
October 27, 1998
LABEL
Epic
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Punk/New Wave, Holidays, Christmas, New Wave

Album Review

Cyndi Lauper closed out her Epic Records contract with this holiday album, which consists mostly of original compositions. Lauper seeks the Christmas spirit in some snowless locales, giving a Cajun sound to "Early Christmas Morning" and an appropriately tropical feel to "Christmas Conga." She favors folkie arrangements and is heard playing dulcimer, recorder, and ukulele, among other instruments, which lend a homemade feel to the tracks. Merry Christmas...Have a Nice Life! is an unusual but ultimately winning collection, rendered with Lauper' s typical cockeyed conviction.
William Ruhlmann, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Home on Christmas Dayhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/home-on-christmas-day/id323437355?i=323437378&uo=5
  2. Early Christmas Morninghttp://itunes.apple.com/album/early-christmas-morning/id323437355?i=323437381&uo=5
  3. Rockin' Around the Christmas Treehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/rockin-around-christmas-tree/id323437355?i=323437387&uo=5
  4. Christmas Congahttp://itunes.apple.com/album/christmas-conga/id323437355?i=323437406&uo=5
  5. Minnie and Santahttp://itunes.apple.com/album/minnie-and-santa/id323437355?i=323437424&uo=5
  6. Feels Like Christmashttp://itunes.apple.com/album/feels-like-christmas/id323437355?i=323437443&uo=5
  7. Three Shipshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/three-ships/id323437355?i=323437452&uo=5
  8. New Year's Baby (First Lullaby)http://itunes.apple.com/album/new-years-baby-first-lullaby/id323437355?i=323437583&uo=5
  9. December Childhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/december-child/id323437355?i=323437608&uo=5
  10. In the Bleak Midwinterhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/in-the-bleak-midwinter/id323437355?i=323437668&uo=5
  11. Silent Nighthttp://itunes.apple.com/album/silent-night/id323437355?i=323437755&uo=5
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