Merry Fishes is loaded with holiday originals full of silly lyrics and holiday spirit, backed by the band's rootsy, jazzy music. After hearing "Santa Brought Me Clothes," what kid (or adult) couldn't identify with finding a sweater or wool socks under the Christmas tree? And more holiday blahs are featured in the self-explanatory "My Birthday Comes on Christmas" and "I Got a Cheese Log," which might possibly contain the funniest holiday sing-along chorus ever.
The sweet "You Gotta Get Up" describes the anticipation and excitement of Christmas morning, while the swingin' "Snow Day" could easily become a kids' holiday classic. The goofiest of the lot has to be "The Eleven Cats of Christmas," which describes, well, the unique characteristics and names of a bunch of cats received over the past few Christmases.
Unique Christmas fun from a truly unique kids' band. Merry Fishes, Everyone!
Released 2004; Trout Records