As we continue through the Section 108 12 days of Xmas, I’d like to touch on an album you may not know existed. With a new Star Wars movie out now and Christmas right around the corner, I figured we should discuss the Star Wars Christmas album. What’s that? You’ve never heard of this? Well sit back, relax, and…
The album Christmas in the Stars came out in 1980. The main writer/composer of the songs was a guy named Maury Yeston. I’m sure you’ve never heard of him, but he has won multiple Tony awards for his music. So that’s a good start. Then, there is a song called R2D2 We Wish You a Merry Christmas. Why is this song important? Well, the singer is a 17 yr old kid named Jon Bongiovi that you have probably heard of. I’m guessing that at this point, you’re thinking you should listen to this.
Well, I hate to break it to you, but this album is one of the worst pieces of shit ever recorded. I mean, it’s Cleveland Browns bad, it’s 2003 Detroit Tigers bad. It’s almost unbelievable that anyone put their name on this. So of course it had hits. Timeless classics like What Can You Get A Wookiee For Christmas (When He Already Owns A Comb) climbed to 69 (nice) on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1980.
Possibly the strangest thing about this record is that the record label went out of business because of a separate lawsuit, so there are only like 150k copies of the vinyl out there. You can get a cd for like $20-30, but the vinyl goes for more. If you hate money and love bad music, you should probably pick it up.