8 Celebs You Didn't Know Had a Holiday Album (And Probably Shouldn't!)

Ali Lohan, RuPaul and William Hung. What do these people have in common? Apparently, a love of the holidays -- and the need to record songs in tribute to them. Here we count down the top eight surprising (read: awful) holiday albums.
  1. Regis Philbin

    In the aptly titled The Regis Philbin Christmas Album, Regis “croons” (in the most liberal use of the term) classics such as “Silver Bells” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” The big bonus is his duets -- both his wife Joy and Donald Trump make appearances. (Yup, the Donald would be our obvious pick for a duet partner too.)
  2. RuPaul

    Back in 1997, the world was blessed with the release of VH1 Presents: RuPaul Ho Ho Ho. It features the classic “All I Want for Christmas” and its wishes for rhinoplasty and breast implants. You may need a few glasses (or gallons) of strong eggnog before you listen to this gem. Cheers!
  3. William Hung

    American Idol’s “She Bangs, She Bangs” guy didn’t stop there. It seems some record exec also thought his musical chops were prime for the holidays. Hung for the Holidays is available for purchase! Joy to the world!
  4. Afroman

    Don’t remember Afroman? He penned the catchy tune (and stoner anthem) “Because I Got High.” And guess what? He also recorded the charming A Colt 45 Christmas, including tunes like “I Wish You Would Roll a New Blunt” and “Oh Chronic Tree.” Guess we all know how he gets in the holiday spirit.
  5. Michael Bolton

    Look, we guess it’s not surprising that this man put out a holiday album (or four). But can he just go away already?

  6. Ali Lohan

    Lohan Holiday, released in 2006, obviously tried to capitalize on the success of the other Lohan sister -- to little avail. We feel kind of bad picking on the musical stylings of a then-13-year-old girl, but in this case, we can’t help it. With the ridiculous lyrics on “I Like Christmas” (“It’s a fun birthday celebration/for all the world in every nation”) and the hokey, overproduced sound of the entire album, even a 13-year-old should know better. You can currently buy it for one cent (new) on Amazon. Just sayin’.
  7. Twisted Sister

    For their final studio album, Twisted Sister decided to soften up with a holiday record -- A Twisted Christmas. Something about glammed-up rockers with crimped locks and makeup singing about Santa doesn’t sit well with us. We’re not gonna take it! (hee hee).
  8. Rosie O'Donnell

    A perfect stocking stuffer for the holiday season…for your worst enemy. In A Rosie Christmas and Another Rosie Christmas (yes, someone allowed her to make two), Rosie teams up and duets with the likes of Celine Dion, Cher and Donny Osmond. Think of Rosie’s talking voice. Now put it to a tune. You catch our drift. The only redeeming quality? The proceeds go to charity. Our advice? Skip the purchase and donate money to the Salvation Army volunteer ringing a bell. That’s a performance we can fully support.