Sally Shapiro "Anorak Christmas”

What better way to celebrate the holidays than with a Swede pumping out an original Italo disco Christmas carol. Though not as strong as her summertime hit "I’ll Be By Your Side,” this follow-up packs more saccharine sweetness than the early bubblegum of Saint Etienne and Kylie combined. Taken from her spanking new debut LP Disco Romance, there’s enough of an everyday feel to suppress the urge to deck the halls with boughs of holly. Aww hell, let’s just admit it: this is as Christmassy as "Oy Chanukah!” but much better suited for the dance floor. I think. (johanagebjorn.info/sally)