Asleep at the Wheel

Merry Texas Christmas, Y'All

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It's a pretty safe bet there won't be another Christmas disc this year (or any other, for that matter) with an armadillo dressed like Santa on the cover. There's also not likely to be one with "Xmas In Jail," "Swingin' Drummer Man," "Jingle Bell Boogie," or "Swingin' Silent Nite." Or one that makes you smile more, or want to dance. Ray Benson and company have outdone themselves, with nods to traditional country (Willie Nelson's on board for "Silent Night" and his own "Pretty Paper") as well as the band's stock in trade, Western swing. All in all, it's a fun and amusing way to get your fill of the sounds of the season.

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