The Robertson family from the hit show Duck Dynasty is at it again. They showed the world that their talents don’t end with making duck calls and hilarious television.
On Oct. 29 they released their first Christmas album, Duck The Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas. Listen to one song, and you will quickly see that the humor in the show has transitioned into fun Christmas carols.
The album has 14 songs, with some of the more popular being “Ragin’ Cajun Redneck Christmas,” “Hairy Christmas” and “Duck the Halls.”
Every song on the track has its own personality. For instance, in the song “Christmas Cookies,” Phil Robertson talks about Miss Kay’s Christmas cookies, which will surely bring some laughter.
You might think that the songs would be poorly done, but in reality the Robertson family can sing.
Not only do they do a fantastic job themselves, but they brought in some of the most notable and sought-after voices in the country music industry to accompany them in this album. Luke Bryan, Josh Turner, Alison Krauss and last, but not least, the king of country music himself, George Strait, make an appearance.
The songs are a mixture of traditional Christmas hymns with a southern twist, to the Robertsons’ very own construction of Christmas carols. As many know, they are a religious family and not afraid to confess their love for Christ. This is evident throughout the album.
It is currently #1 on the Top Country Albums chart. This should be encouraging—that people who may never listen to Christmas music are getting a true feel of the season
The album ends with Phil Robertson saying a prayer that emphasizes what Christmas is all about.
Yes, some of the songs are a bit goofy, but a number of songs on the track clearly point out the reason for the season.
There is a song for everyone on this album. It mixes country music and Christmas carols perfectly with relevant and meaningful lyrics.
I am usually not a fan of Christmas music, but this album is different. “Camouflage and Christmas Lights” stood out to me because it paints a picture of the Christmas season that only people from a small, southern town can appreciate.
As well done as these songs are, they could stick around for some time and maybe even become Christmas carols your kids will be listening to.
Really, how do you make a better Christmas album than one that has Si Robertson and George Strait in the same song?
If you don’t want to buy the whole album, which I strongly encourage, make sure you at least check out some of their top hits on iTunes. You won’t be disappointed, and if you’re anything like me, nothing says Christmas better than “Camouflage and Christmas Lights.”