Published Nov 26, 2007Mannheim Steamroller season is upon us or did you vow "never again last December 26, while roasting your played out Christmas music over an open fire? Merry prankster Shawn Lee and his erstwhile Ping Pong Orchestra may save the season single-handedly with A Very Ping Pong Christmas. Lee takes on heretofore unfunkable holiday tunes and bends them to his twisted will. Ever wondered what Christmas is like in the deep soul Mecca of Muscle Shoals Alabama? "Silent Night takes you there. "Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem becomes a mash-up of Peter Framptons talk box and Fred Wesley and the JBs. The best-before date on this is definitely January 1, but until then youll have yourself a super dynamite soul season.