Bleat Along to Classic Holiday Tunes With This Goat-Themed Christmas Album
Feeling a little Grinch-y this month? The Sweden branch of ActionAid, an international charity dedicated to fighting global poverty, wants to goat—erhm, goad—you into the Christmas spirit with their new holiday album.
It’s called All I Want for Christmas is a Goat. (Nope, we’re not kid-ding.) Fittingly, it features the shriek-filled vocal stylings of a group of festive farm animals. Bleating out classics like “Jingle Bells,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” and “O Come All Ye Faithful,” the recording is a silly novelty release with a serious cause: It’s intended to remind listeners how the animals benefit impoverished communities. Goats can live in arid nations that are too dry for farming, and they provide their owners with milk and wool. In fact, the only thing they can't seem to do is, well, sing.
You can purchase All I Want for Christmas is a Goat on iTunes and Spotify, or listen to a few songs from its eight-track selection below. And if you prefer Mariah Carey and Bing Crosby carols to their cloven-hoofed counterparts but still want to do good this holiday season, you can learn more about ActionAid’s goat-breeding programs on their website.
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