Yo, It's Christmas!

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Hip-hop spin on old favorites and original tunes.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Refers to holiday traditions and spending time with family.

Violence & scariness
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Sexy stuff
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Language
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Consumerism

Mention of a few brands (Dooney & Bourke, Nintendo Wii) and one song talks about getting lots of presents.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this CD brings a hip-hop spin to Christmas favorites such as "Jingle Bells" and "Silent Night" -- and has some original tunes as well. The lyrics of all 13 songs are squeaky clean with a fun, urban flavor for all ages.

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What's the story?

YO, IT'S CHRISTMAS, the debut album of Yo Yo Yo Kids, will be stuck in your head long after ol' St. Nick has come to town. The original "Trick out the Tree" boasts some lyrics that will have you bringing out the eggnog: "Makin'cookies, hot chocolate/don't eat the candy canes/trick out the tree with the family/the living room is the place to be/now we having fun with the whole family." Go ahead, you can say it ...Awww.

Is it any good?

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The 13 kid-friendly, hip-hop tracks are catchy, albeit a bit repetitive, but full of holiday traditions that are clean and fun. Tracks like "Deck the Halls" can put the whole family in the mood to trim the tree with its bouncy, upbeat sound.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how consumerism has affected Christmas. "Snap with It," says "My nanny gave to me a Dooney & Bourke bag and toys for the tree/a locket for my pocket and Nintendo Wii." Are we too focused on the bling we get for Christmas? What traditions do -- or could -- your family have during the holidays that don't necessarily include money?

Music details

Artist:Yo Yo Yo Kids
Release date:October 2, 2007
Label:Razor & Tie
Genre:Holiday
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Adult Written byStar2000 April 9, 2008
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finally some hip hop for kids

i really like sledding song and presents - they're groovy and fun. holiday bounce is also good and is more like the hip hop on the radio but for kids - very nice!

Adult Written byVega April 9, 2008
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A must-buy for sure!

This cd is filled with all my Holiday favorites. From Jingle Bells to The Gingerbread Man. Great stocking stuffer!!!

Adult Written bySara88 April 9, 2008
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Awesome Christmas tunes!!!!!!

Finally some good holiday fun for the hole family - also nice to hear some Christmas classics updated with a sound that kids will relate to

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