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  • Band members: Nick white, Blake Sennett, Maria Taylor, Orenda Fink
  • Summary: Originally released in 2002 as an exclusive, the album of Christmas standards featuring guest appearances from friends including Andy LeMaster, Jake Bellows, Orenda Fink, Jiha Lee, Mike Mogis, Steve Pedersen, and Blake Sennett, is reissued for wider distribution.
  • Record Label: Saddle Creek Records
  • Genre(s): Holiday, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Holidays, Christmas
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  1. Dec 18, 2013
    80
    Categorically not your ordinary Christmas album, and one to check out now if you missed it the first time.
  2. A Christmas Album captures the essence of any early Bright Eyes album whilst putting a new twist on festive favourites.
  3. Dec 5, 2013
    70
    If you somehow like everything about early Bright Eyes’ music except for the lyrics, it’ll be your favorite record of theirs. If, more likely, you’re a hardcore fan that was somehow unaware of its existence or didn’t shell out for the 180g white vinyl in 2009, it equally balances Yuletide memories with nostalgia for a time when Saddle Creek’s roster was still operating as a vibrant, and prolific artistic community.
  4. Dec 5, 2013
    60
    What follows is a sort of half-comforting, half-sad jamboree with Oberst and a small army of friends at his house playing through Christmas standards.
  5. Dec 9, 2013
    60
    Like 99% of all other Christmas albums, this will be mostly redundant come 27th December, but if you’re looking for a rather glum festive alternative to the usual Christmas fare, it’s worth checking out.
  6. 60
    This is a conventional theme LP rather than a document providing a great deal of insight into Bright Eyes’ musical development.
  7. Dec 12, 2013
    40
    Oberst's whimsy now just sounds trite.

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