Christmas Island

Jimmy Buffett

It never snows in the Florida Keys, but as every Parrothead knows, Jimmy Buffett was born on Christmas Day 1946. His Caribbean folk tunes have always had a festive air to them, and his Coral Reefer Band tackle these holiday songs in their usual laidback style. Buffett turns out both traditional carols (“Jingle Bells” with a few tropical ad-libs) and his own myth-building originals (“A Sailor’s Christmas,” “Merry Christmas, Alabama”). This may not be the traditional Christmas fare of chestnuts roasting on an open fire, but for those who enjoy ocean breezes and “wasting away” to this most successful beach bum, Christmas Island is exactly what the cruise director ordered.

  • Christmas Island
  • Jingle Bells
  • A Sailor's Christmas
  • Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
  • Up On The House Top
  • Mele Kalikimaka
  • Run Rudolph Run
  • Ho Ho Ho And A Bottle Of Rhum
  • I'll Be Home For Christmas
  • Merry Christmas, Alabama (Never Far From Home)