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Merry, Merry Christmas
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I'll Be Missin You Come Christmas (A Letter To Santa)
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Funky, Funky, Xmas
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I Still Believe In Santa Claus
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Last Night I Saw Santa Claus
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The Little Drummer Boy
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This One's For The Children
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The Christmas Song
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White Christmas
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Boston 5-piece New Kids On The Block (also known as NKOTB) were the biggest boy band in the world for a period in the late eighties and the early nineties. Though they reformed in the 21st century it is their earlier cherubic incarnation that will form the fulcrum of their legacy. At the peak of their powers in 1989, the same year that saw them release their mega selling 'Hangin' Tough' album/single, the boys recorded a Christmas album (their 3rd studio album) called 'Merry, Merry Christmas' which sold in the millions and gave them a big December hit in 'This One's for the Children'. With the profits from the album going to charity, United Cerebral Palsy, 'Merry, Merry Christmas' was a Christmas album with plenty of heart and boasted plenty of original material. The album also yielded another single called 'Funky, Funky Xmas' which like 'This One's For The Children' was written by NKOTB's manager Maurice Starr. Such was Starr's influence on NKOTB's output that 7 of the 10 tracks featured on 'Merry, Merry Christmas' were his own creations. The only exceptions were the mandatory inclusion of covers of perennial festive big hitters like 'White Christmas', 'The Christmas Song' and 'The Little Drummer Boy'.

As you'd expect from a pop album that came out in 1989 'Merry, Merry Christmas' is sounding positively elderly at this stage with a dated and clunky sound in parts – the album artwork also seems from another age but you can’t knock the enthusiasm of the band. But even for those who weren't there at the beginning there is much to savour. Chief amongst them is Jordan Knight's tear filled performance on heartbreaker 'I'll Be Missing You Come Christmas (A Letter to Santa)'. Of the other originals ‘Last Night I Saw Santa Claus’ is ebullient and lots of fun, 'Merry, Merry Christmas' is cute while ‘Funky, Funky Xmas’ is just plain daft. And though the 3 covers are somewhat overly reliant on synths that sound completely of their time this is probably not a distraction for nostalgia buffs and the bands own fans who may have already passed on the album to their children.

The 5 original members of New Kids On The Block came together again in 2008, almost 15 years after they had initially disbanded. The year saw them release a greatest hits package, a new studio album called 'The Block' and a CD reissue of 'Merry, Merry Christmas' which had up to that point being the preserve of several hundred thousand dusty cassettes hidden away in darkened lofts.

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