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The best (and worst) Beach Boys Christmas albums

Grab a mug of egg nog and wax up your surfboard! BeetPress proudly presents the best (and worst) Beach Boys Christmas albums.

1. The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album

Featuring classic Christmas fare such as Frosty the Snowman, White Christmas, and Santa Claus is Coming to Town, The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album of 1964 also first introduced holiday staples Little Saint Nick and The Man With All The Toys. Combining the surf-rock guitar of Carl Wilson with the complex harmonies of Brian Wilson, The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album will transport you from a cold and bitter wasteland to sunny California to celebrate the holiday under a garland-festooned palm tree. The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album is the best Christmas album from The Beach Boys.

2. Merry Christmas from The Beach Boys

Merry Christmas from The Beach Boys was supposed to be released in time for the 1978 Christmas season, but wasn’t. According to rumors, Warner Bros executive Mo Ostin fundamentally believed that Brian Wilson’s Grinch voice on the track Child of Winter was a direct impression of him. In classic Grinch form, Ostin chucked the entire album off the edge of a mountain, never to be heard again. It is for this reason that Merry Christmas from The Beach Boys is the worst Christmas album from The Beach Boys.

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