Fred Schneider's Favorite Christmas Albums
By Noah Michelson
In the last 50 years, Christmas music has become quite the racket for musicians. If you don't have the time, heart, or ideas to make a new album of your own, you can dip into the studio with a handful of hymns and pretty much guarantee that there's going to be an audience ready and willing to buy your holiday tunes. But some musicians make a holiday album because they -- gasp -- actually love the music that has come to be associated with Christmas.
Take Fred Schneider -- the mastermind behind the B-52s -- who just released a Christmas album with his band The Superions. Destination... Christmas! covers "all the Christmas themes: yetis, avalanches, and fruitcake," Schneider says and offers an untraditional -- and unexpected -- take on our favorite time of the year.
Schneider recently stopped by the Out studio to chat about Destination... Christmas! and he brought along his all-time favorite Christmas albums (which run the gamut from the bizarre to the straight up insane) from his massive vinyl collection:
-- NOAH MICHELSON
Previously > Happy Holidays From The Beekman Boys