Uploaded on Oct 17, 2009
The last thing anyone needs at Christmas is another turkey, but here he is!
Wendell Ferguson has stuffed every Christmas with more merry tunes than anyone else could play in one sitting, which for his audience is all gravy. He's been called, the "Weird Al Yankovic" of country music, a buffoon, charlatan and a general nuisance... but he sure can play the guitar!
Accompanied by his band "The Smoking Section", and featuring singer/songwriter Katherine Wheatley, Wendell Ferguson's Cranky Christmas celebrates Christmas by decking the halls of Hugh's Room in Toronto, Canada with soon to be seasonal delete bin favourites like, "Why Does Every Christmas Song Have So Many Chords?", "Another White Trash Christmas", "Pining Around The Christmas Tree", and the ever popular "Jesus Christ! It's Your Birthday Again".
Reaction after the show was as swift as Santa's sleigh, "Wendell shouldn't be missed, he should be hit", "It was a fun, fun, surreal well-lit kinda night", "I laughed my head and lips off", "Can't wait for the CD and DVD, I've got many friends I'd like to inflict it on".
Well, the wait is over! Relive a holiday concert extravaganza with Wendell Ferguson and The Smoking Section that won't be a classic, but is certainly classic Wendell. It's an unhealthy helping of Christmas songs rich in humour, and poor in taste.
2010 New York International Independent Film Festival, "BEST INTERNATIONAL MUSICAL SHORT"
2010 Houston International Film Festival, "PLATINUM REMI AWARD for "MUSIC PRODUCTION: SPECIAL/SHOW"
Produced by: Full Kilt Pursuits and Magee TV
Executive Producers: Steven R. Mitchell and Allan Magee
Producer: Toni Miceli
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