By Ryan Pike
Sometimes things that are great separately, like peanut butter and jam, are also great together. Sometimes they are not, like pickles and chocolate. Such is the case with A Looney Tunes Sing-A-Long Christmas, the most unnecessary Christmas album in recent memory
The album’s approach is thus: take a children’s choir singing Christmas songs–which have proven to be popular–and add in Looney Tunes characters and their antics. The results are bizarre. It’s like listening to somebody else perform karaoke–there’s no reason to become involved. In fact, it’s like listening to bad karaoke, as the performances are pretty horrid with the voice actors talking over the good singers. The songs are standard holiday fare that would be enjoyable to listen to if not for the Looney Tunes characters. The absolute worst song is Pepe Le Pew singing “Jingle Bell Rock,” complete with bad French accent.
A Looney Tunes Sing-A-Long Christmas is an entirely unnecessary–and largely unlistenable–holiday tie-in album. The fact that when Bugs Bunny announces the beginning of the last song, all the kids scream with joy, probably says more about the album that words ever could.