Most Christmas albums fall somewhere on a spectrum between boring and repulsive, but Bruce consciously chose the latter. The badger jazz forums all claim that this must have been some sort of sarcastic fulfillment of the Christmas clause in his label contract. But I can find no evidence anybody else on Insufferable Records was forced to do that!
He's living off royalties from Socko the Smallest Snowball now. Pity the K-mart employee who had to hear the song up to four times per shift!