Bad Girls Need Christmas, Too


By Tray Butler

Nostalgia reigns in these six new holiday albums

Various Artists
Broadway’s Carols for a Cure 2013: Volume 15 (Broadway Cares)

It’s as reliable as re-gifting and more colorful than the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, though perhaps not as buoyant as the latter this year. Broadway’s Carols for a Cure, the annual fundraiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, taps talent from current musicals to croon old chestnuts and witty adaptations from the festive songbook. Standouts include a solid “Cherry Tree Carol” from the cast of Pippin, “Bad Girls Need Christmas, Too,” by the Jersey Boys um, girls, and the Kinky Boots queens camping it up on “Carol of the Boots.” But who invited Perez Hilton? His abrasive “Holiday Dishlist” drops a big, stinky “bah, humbug” on Disc 2. Oddly enough, the 2-CD set isn’t available on iTunes or Amazon. Maybe Broadway Cares doesn’t care for digital downloads.

LISTEN to "Carol of the Boots" here.