It's a Team Mint Xmas Vol. 1

This is it, the original 7-inch compilation that rang in the first Christmas of the new millennium. Carolyn Mark's "Christmas Song" unblinkingly outlined just how hard the struggle to survive Y2K was, as well as the minor holiday inconveniences that become magnified under blinking green and red lights. After a heartwarming intro of four young children singing a carol, "Old Man Davie's Christmas Kingdom" by Duotang took the festivities to the next level, with bells, organ, and the traditional rock power trio leading to a euphoric horn-laden crescendo. Megan Barnes and Dave Carswell's duet "I Wanna Kiss You This Christmas" was one for the lovers and the ages, while Nardwuar's The Evaporators and Thee Snowglobe-lins rounded out the track listing with smiles and swagger. EPs this rare, apt, and sublime make traditions all their own.