Alternative Addiction (www.alternativeaddiction.com) has announced the release of the site’s first-ever Christmas compilation, An Alternative Christmas. In addition to showcasing the site’s most well known tracklist on a compilation to date, it’s also their first charity disc.
One of the keystone songs on the album is the original Christmas song, “She’s A Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas” from Long Island’s Patent Pending. The song showcases the band’s trademark, high energy, high fun form of pop punk rock as they put a humorous take on the classic Christmas idea that anyone can change for the better, including those with questionable ethics.
An Alternative Christmas is available for download on www.alternativeaddiction.com and can be purchased digitally on both iTunes and Amazon.
“Most holiday seasons come with an abundance of holiday music. There’s a lot of it- it’s just a lot of the same stuff,” says Alternative Addiction’s Ryan Jones. “What makes this album so unique is the original and distinctive songs that are on the track list. There are classic songs on the album, some newer classics and there’s also original material on this album that was written and/or recorded for this holiday season. You always have holiday music available, but not often do you have legitimately new holiday music.”
Perhaps the best part of the Christmas themed compilation is that all of the profits from its release will be donated to charity. The circumstances of the donation are a little odd, however. “We originally started working on this compilation thinking we would be working with the charity that we’re donating the money to,” Said Jones. “But as things progressed, we got some great music that was also a little risqué. So what ends up happening is we’re still donating the money to charity but we can’t directly work with the organization because of it’s reputation with kids. We put the music before the marketing – something that’s always hard to do, and something that can make sales suffer, but we feel the final product is worth it.”
This is a limited edition special issue that will only be available until January 31, 2009.
Patent Pending’s ‘She’s A Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas” Video
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An Alternative Christmas Track List
1. Thriving Ivory- Our December
2. SafetySuit- Anywhere But Here
3. Lifehouse- Silent Night
4. Ernie Halter- Angels We Have Heard on High
5. Better Than Ezra- Merry Christmas Eve
6. Honor By August- Happy Holidays
7. NEEDTOBREATHE- Go Tell It On The Mountain
8. Honeyhoney- The Naughtiness of Me
9. Shinedown- Happy X-Mas (War is Over)
10. Ryan Star- River
11. Patent Pending- She’s a Ho, Ho, Ho, Merry Christmas
12. Kill the Alarm- Winter Wonderland
13. Schaeffer- Last Christmas
14. Negative Space- I’ll Be Home
15. Evans Blue- Oh Holy Night
16. 16 Frames- For Christmas (only available through Alternative Addiction )