JB Brubaker’s (August Burns Red) top 5 holiday albums

October 9, 2012 by Matthew Colwell

JB Brubaker’s (August Burns Red) top 5 holiday albums

With the release of progcore outfit August Burns Red's holiday album, Sleddin Hill: A Holiday Album, today via Solid State, guitarist J.B. Brubaker was kind enough to share his top 5 holiday albums with AltPress.com, which you can find below. From crooners to punk-rockers, Brubaker knows how to bring the holiday jams to your winter festivities. And hey, not to mention the songs from Sleddin' Hill that have been released--"Flurries" and "Sleigh Ride"--are bangers themselves. Be sure to pick up the album on iTunes now!

5.  Bing Crosby - Christmas Classics

The name sums this one up: Classic songs by a classic crooner.  I'll take Bing the singer over Bing the search engine any day.

4.  Michael W. Smith - Christmas 

A perennial holiday hit at the Brubaker house every December. My sisters and I know all these songs inside and out.  Check out a rockin' version of "Gloria (Angels We Have Heard On High)."  Michael brings it hard.

3.  Baltimore Consort - Bright Day Star 

The album reminds me of Christmas morning.  I heard it for many years as I'd roll out of bed and head downstairs to open presents.  Probably not an album that a ton of people are familiar with--maybe I'm wrong--but I think it rules.

2.  Jon Denver & The Muppets:  A Christmas Together 

Great movie and great soundtrack.  I listened to this with my four sisters every Christmas while opening our stockings.  Miss Piggy got some pipes and Jon Denver is just perfect.

1.  The Vandals - Oi to the World

During my "punk years" I was obsessed with this album around the holidays.  It's such a fun record filled with hilarious songs and classics like the title track "Oi to the World" and "Grandpa's Last Christmas."  I still listen to it from start to finish at least once every year around the holidays.  Bravo, The Vandals.  You did good.

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