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  • Summary: The Los Angeles punk band led by Greg Graffin releases a nine-track Christmas album.
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O Come, O Come Emmanuel
O come, O come, Emmanuel And ransom captive Israel That mourns in lonely exile here Until the Son of God appear Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel Shall come... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Kerrang!
    Nov 20, 2013
    80
    Bad Religion are still capable of holding on to their defiantly secular edge. [9 Nov 2013, p.53]
  2. Nov 4, 2013
    80
    A stinging reprise of ’93’s ‘American Jesus’ serves as a timely reminder that these perennial bastions of articulate dissent haven’t gone soft on us quite yet.
  3. Classic Rock Magazine
    Jan 2, 2014
    70
    There's a delicious, deliberate irony to this atheist band putting their own 100mph spin on carols. [Jan 2014, p.115]
  4. Oct 31, 2013
    60
    Rather than subverting culture, the band goes one step further, subverting the expectations of listeners by performing the songs without irony. Most surprising, however, is how well these songs work with Bad Religion's driving and melodic style and Greg Graffin's distinctive voice.
  5. Nov 21, 2013
    60
    Bad Religion’s Christmas album is one of the most unusual in recent memory.
  6. 60
    Christmas Songs is a fun enough, but ultimately non-essential piece of the Bad Religion canon.
  7. Magnet
    Dec 18, 2013
    30
    Despite valiant efforts at punking up "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" and "White Christmas," this is starting to sound like a bad joke. [No. 105, p.52]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Dec 7, 2015
    10
    This is about the only Christmas album I like. While it may not be exactly what you are looking for when you go searching for a Bad ReligionThis is about the only Christmas album I like. While it may not be exactly what you are looking for when you go searching for a Bad Religion album, they do a great job of translating their style to the holiday genre. Expand
  2. Nov 27, 2016
    10
    One of my favorites come Christmas time. Bad religion knocks it out of the park. I secretly start listening to this in November when i'm in myOne of my favorites come Christmas time. Bad religion knocks it out of the park. I secretly start listening to this in November when i'm in my car so my wife doesn't yell at me! Expand
  3. May 21, 2014
    2
    A very bad album, avoid it at all costs. If you're a big fan of this band, I advise to steer clear of it because you'll lose almost all hope for it..