VARIOUS ARTISTS: Cashing in on Christmas: CD

Red Alert, The FUs, Angry Snowmans, The USM, Evacuate, and oodles more launch an offensive to stave off the Christmas blahs with eighteen holiday-themed classics and originals. The results are expectedly mixed for this kind of endeavor —good, bad, and “keee-rist what were they thinkin?” all well represented—but ultimately should serve as the perfect punk-fam stocking stuffer and mood music for the annual Torching of the Christmas Tree.

 –jimmy (facebook.com/blackholerecs)