Maybe This Christmas Tree

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Maybe This Christmas Tree

(Nettwerk)

Lisa Loeb rasping out a pop version of "Jingle Bells." Ouch. Nettwerk's Maybe This Christmas Tree attempts to placate the younger set, but then adds a dose of Nineties nostalgia (read: Royal Crown Revue and Jars of Clay) to an already-hurting mix. Not even efforts from the Raveonettes (a song also on The OC's Chrismukkah album), Death Cab for Cutie, and Pedro the Lion can save it. Give this disc to the naughties on your list.

*.5

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