Dale Watson - Christmas in Texas (Music CD)

Release Date: 19 January 2015
Artist: Dale Watson
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Thanks to its semi-tropical location and polyglot historical influences -- German and Czech settlers blending with Mexican traditions leading to such cross-cultural oddities as traditional crèches dolled up with jalapeño pepper lights and luminarias -- Texas just isn't Currier & Ives country, and so the more traditional Christmas iconography gets skewed. Good luck getting a white Christmas in San Antonio, after all. Austin-based honky-tonker Dale Watson (recording at Sun Studios in the dog days of summer, no less) delivers a more regionally appropriate set of holiday songs on Christmas Time in Texas, 12 songs that range from heartfelt seasonal tunes like the title track and a sweet duet with Joy Lynn White on "Christmas Love" to more tongue-in-cheek romps like the trucker goof "Santa and My Semi" and the chile-head Western swing anthem "Hot Texas Christmas Day." A pair of classics, "The Christmas Song" and a gorgeous pedal steel-led version of "Silver Bells," round out the catalog. Overall, Christmas Time in Texas is enjoyable enough to overcome the faint sense of cheesiness that usually accompanies Christmas albums. ~ Stewart Mason

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  • 1. Honky Tonk Christmas
  • 2. Christmas Love
  • 3. Christmas Time in Texas
  • 4. Santa Bring Her Back
  • 5. Christmas Without an Angel
  • 6. Christmas with You
  • 7. The Christmas Song
  • 8. Hot Texas Christmas Day
  • 9. Santa and My Semi
  • 10. Christmas in Vegas
  • 11. Silver Bells
  • 12. You Can Call Me Nick
Release Date: 19 January 2015
Artist: Dale Watson

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