Review: Have Yourself A Meaty Little Christmas
Already with two video games and a theatrical release (with another movie rumored for late next year), this isn’t Aqua Teen Hunger Force’s first foray out of the TV medium. Adult Swim’s longest running show pulls off the unimaginable in Have Yourself A Meaty Little Christmas: an entertaining, if not completely blasphemous, new Christmas album.
The album is a collection of covers of popular Christmas tunes, with a few original pieces thrown in the mix. Always starting strong, these covers eventually devolve into a parodic chaos. I found myself laughing my ass off as classic tunes evolved into Mexican menus, masturbation fests, Hot for Teacher, song piracy rants, Mary Had a Little Lamb, and Tauntauns.
If you find yourself offended by the song parodies, then the original songs will really piss you off. One such song, ” ’twas the Night Before Jesus”, is a spoken word recollection of the birth of Jesus. In this song, you learn that he was born with a long gray beard, chews on spices, had his parents killed by Voldemort, and shoots laser beams from his diaper. “Santa Left a Booger in my Stocking” includes a surprise guest appearance by alternative-country singer, Neko Case, and became my favorite track on the album. Listening to Meatwad and Neko Case argue about mystery stocking snot with a country twang has to be heard to be believed.
Have Yourself A Meaty Little Christmas is 37 minutes of pure entertainment and well worth the $10 price tag. Just don’t play it for your grandmother.