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Thursday, November 3, 2005

‘Tis the Season for John Waters

Posted by on November 3 at 12:20 PM

I was recently sent a copy of A John Waters Christmas, an album that wryly mixes the holiday spirit with Waters’s snide sense of humor. The disc, which came out last year, features such heart-warmers as “Here Comes Fatty Clause,” “Santa Claus is a Black Man,” and “Fat Daddy,” songs that sound old and sweet until you actually listen to the lyrics. Now that the pumpkin weekend has passed us by, I recommend this record for those looking to capture the “joyful spirit.” (And it’s almost time to watch my favorite holiday film of all time, Bad Santa—the opening credits alone are wickedly funny).

Anyone heading to Orange County can check out the art showcase John Waters: Change of Life at the Orange County Museum of Art, and man himself will embark on a holiday Xmas tour between San Francisco and New York… no word yet on if he’ll bring the sleigh ride this far north.