Taste Of Christmas
by Various Artists
Released: Nov 2005
Label: Warcon Entertainment, Llc
Bands like Bleed the Dream and the Black Halos may not immediately spring to mind when you're thinking of Christmas music, but most acts here neatly balance modern rock punch with real seasonal sentiment (Skindred's throaty rap-core excepted). The Used's Bert McCracken joins the Street Drum Corps on John Lennon's once-again appropriate "Happy Christmas (War is Over)."