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In Case You Missed It: A Very Looney Christmas

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With new Christmas albums by everyone from Rod Stewart to Cee Lo Green coming out this year, you might think you’ve heard everyone there is to hear singing about the holiday season. But a recent, way-under-the-radar reissue from Warner Bros. might change that, thanks to a certain wascally wabbit and his animated friends.

Warner’s Watertower Music soundtrack imprint has quietly repressed Have Yourself a Looney Tunes Christmas, a 1994 collection originally issued by Kid Rhino (and released by Watertower as a digital download in 2010) featuring the Looney Tunes gang – Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Foghorn Leghorn, Sylvester and Tweety, and all the rest – leading a family-friendly charge through Christmas standards, comically-rewritten tunes and the odd original.

It’s a fairly bare-bones reissue, offering very little in the way of album credits and no remastering. (The lack of credits is particularly infuriating, given the interchangeable nature of voice actors after Mel Blanc’s death in 1990; performers like Jeff Bergman, Billy West, Joe Alaskey and Greg Burson have each voiced nearly all of the major characters in multiple features and Looney Tunes projects – and it’s still hard to tell who’s doing what on this disc.) But if you’re looking to entertain the kids with something a little different this December, Have Yourself a Looney Tunes Christmas is certainly inoffensive (and comparatively inexpensive) fun.

Order your copy at Amazon and hit the jump for the track list.

Bugs Bunny & Friends, Have Yourself a Looney Tunes Christmas (originally released as Kid Rhino 71767, 1994 – reissued Watertower Music WTM-39220, 2012)

  1. Have Yourself a Looney Christmas
  2. All I Want for Christmas is More, More, More
  3. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
  4. I Tawt I Taw Ol’ Tanty Claus
  5. The Halle-Looney Chorus (Medley)
  6. We Need a Little Christmas
  7. Christmas in Paree
  8. Christmas Chopsticks
  9. The Christmas Song
  10. Santa Claus is Coming to Town
  11. We Wish You a Merry Christmas (and a Looney New Year)
  12. Have Yourself a Looney Christmas (Reprise)

Written by Mike Duquette

November 8, 2012 at 11:20

Posted in News, Reissues, Soundtracks

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  1. Much earlier, there were some great Mel Blanc Xmas tunes out there as well.

    zs (@Gonzeux)

    November 8, 2012 at 11:21

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