Jingle All The Way – Last Friday I patrolled the CD aisles at my local Super Walmart and found: Jingle All The Way (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). I bought it for a very decent price of $5 (U.S.). Super Walmart seems to have hundreds of very cool CD’s for sale at the $5 price point. There may even be more than hundreds, there’s that many at this particular location.
I never knew this soundtrack existed. Heck, I’m not a Christmas motion picture soundtrack expert! I am an expert at eating Lay’s potato chips lately though and that has to stop. Um, yeah. The front cover to this CD shows the two stars of Jingle All The Way: Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sinbad. Both the movie and CD was released back in November of 1996.
This CD was released on TVT Soundtrax. This movie, (in case you haven’t seen it), is an action-comedy, released by 20th Century Fox. I’ve always enjoyed catching this movie when it airs on one of the 150,777 cable networks out there. I’ve always appreciated the funny side of “The Governator” too. The dude just makes me laugh when he does comedy. Sinbad is a comedy legend, hands down.
The Brian Seitzer Orchestra is featured with 4 songs. The Brian Seitzer Orchestra is very cool in Stone’s world, by the way. Brian Seitzer should be inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame too, only we all know how that “institution” goes. Um, yeah. My favorite all-time Christmas song is featured on Jingle All The Way as well: Chuck Berry – Run Rudolph Run. Chuck Berry is an ultra Rock ‘N Roll icon. ‘Nuff said.
The ever popular Jingle Bell Rock by Bobby Helms and The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year by Johnny Mathis are among the 12 songs. If I had to count the number of times I’ve heard this Johnny Mathis Christmas classic, while I’ve been shopping during the holiday season, my guesstimate would be: 1,650,444 times. Give or take about 55,000. I still kinda dig the song too. Metal be thy name.
If you dig Christmas movie soundtracks, love Christmas songs or need to have every CD that features Sinbad on its front cover, then Jingle All The Way is a semi-mandatory recommendation from Stone.
Alright. Since some of you are already asking, here is the complete track list for Jingle All The Way:
Jingle Bells – The Brian Seitzer Orchestra
So They Say It’s Christmas – Lou Rawls with The Brian Seitzer Orchestra
Sleigh Ride – Darlene Love with The Brian Seitzer Orchestra
Run Rudolph Run – Chuck Berry
The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year – Johnny Mathis
Merry Christmas Baby – Charles Brown
Back Door Santa – Clarence Carter
The Christmas Song – Nat King Cole
Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms
* Father and Son – David Newman
* Finale – David Newman
** Deep In The Heart Of Xmas – Darlene Love with The Brian Seitzer Orchestra
* Original Motion Picture Score Composed and Produced by David Newman
** Bonus Track
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays & Happy New Year.