The Refreshments - Christmas Wishes:The Best of Rock 'n' Roll X-mas (2010)
Swedish purveyors of classic retro rock and roll with a rockabily roadhouse feel get thier Christmas on with Christmas Wishes: The Best of Rock 'n' Roll X-Mas. These boys may be from the land of Ikea and Abba but they channel real American roots rock nearly as well as fellow Euro pub-rockers like Nick Lowe, Dave Edmunds and Dr. Feelgood and a fair number of contemporary American artists in the genre. I was pleasantly surprised by "Christmas Wishes", it would a perfect accompaniment for a holiday road trip or yuletide house party.
Fave tracks: The Xmas Race, Rock 'n' Roll X-mas, At Christmas Time, Santa Bring My Baby Back to Me, Christmas Must Be Tonight.