VARIOUS ARTISTS: It’s a Team Mint Xmas Vol. 2!: CD

As a rule, I just don’t like Christmas songs. They saturate the radio, television commercials, and cell phones, and by the day after Thanksgiving I’m begging for any other holiday than the one that gives us N’ Sync, Céline Dion, and Rod Stewart crooning the classics. Even when the fabulous Man… or Astroman? covered “Frosty the Snowman,” I was bored. At least with It’s a Team Mint Xmas you get a chunk of creativity with thirteen of the fourteen songs here being originals. But still, the cover of “Do They Know It’s Christmas” by Mint-Aid is just a bit too predictable; right down to the hokey Band-Aid name rip-off. I dunno, I guess I just think it’s kind of a waste of time and talent. Think of your favorite band. Now imagine them doing a Christmas song. Now imagine listening to that song in July. Yeah, my point exactly.

 –kat (Mint)