In yet another first, president Barack Obama becomes the first sitting president to put out a record. The album entitled “Obama Sings Christmas Classics” is due to hit shelves next week. The record will also be available for purchase online at the Affordable Care Act’s website on the same date. Sounds like the perfect stocking stuffer.
Obama enlisted the help of legendary record producer Quincy Jones to help bring the holiday album to fruition. Jones, in turn brought in music icons Bruce Springsteen, Cyndi Lauper, Steve Winwood and Eric Clapton, to name a few, to contribute their talent to the project.
The majority of the record is made up of light, peppy songs. It’s clear that they decided to steer clear of any religious hymns or carols that might marginalize certain consumers. The largely secular song list should appeal to a broad audience.
The GOP is up in arms over the album and have vowed to boycott it. Republican pundit Ann Coulter took it a step too far however, when asked her thoughts on the projects she stated, “I think we’re all dreaming of a white Christmas in 2016.”
There are no audio samples available as yet but we did manage to get a list of the songs on the album. All proceeds of the album will be donated to the United Negro College Fund and the Boys and Girls Club of America; two of the Presidents’ favorite charities.
Obama Sings Christmas Classics
1. White Christmas
2. Winter Wonderland
3. Silver Bells
4. Here Comes Santa Claus
5. Jingle Bell Rock
6. We Three Kings
7. Frosty the Snowman
8. Santa Claus is Coming to Town
9. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
10. I’ll be Home for Christmas
The president could not be reached for comment but a spokesman for the administration let us know that if the Christmas album does well they have plans for a follow up entitled “Barack & Roll”.