It finally arrived - and is now in the 21st century (on CD rather than vinyl)! Boney M's Christmas CD. Since we moved to the US, after eating Christmas dinner, my family busts out the Boney M Christmas record (yes, record!) and cranks up the volume while we clean up the dishes. It usually takes two repeats of "Mary's Boy Child / Oh My Lord" song before we're done (we're that fast in the kitchen!). The CD version features slightly different versions of all the songs, but only a discerning listener such as myself would notice.
And on a popularity note, Amazon now notes that they're temporarily out-of-stock! Who knew so many people liked to rock to calypso Christmas music (especially when it hasn't been available on CD for the past 17 years!). Go Boney M!