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Happy Holidays


Download links and information about Happy Holidays by Kelly Willis, Bruce Robison. This album was released in 2006 and it belongs to Country, Traditional Pop Music genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 38:03 minutes.

Artist: Kelly Willis, Bruce Robison
Release date: 2006
Genre: Country, Traditional Pop Music
Tracks: 11
Duration: 38:03
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No. Title Length
1. Santa Baby 3:29
2. A Winter's Tale 4:14
3. In the Bleak Midwinter 2:43
4. Baby, It's Cold Outside 3:25
5. The Christmas Waltz 3:26
6. Please Daddy, Don't Get Drunk 3:14
7. Blue Christmas 3:23
8. Shut In At Christmas 2:53
9. Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy 2:45
10. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas 5:14
11. Oklahoma Christmas 3:17



Kelly Willis and her spouse Bruce Robison both have a knack for writing simple, emotionally straightforward country tunes, and they know how to make them work in the studio with plenty of heart and soul and a low level of extraneous fluff. So it's good to see them release a collaborative album at last, even if it's a modest Christmas-themed effort, and Happy Holidays finds the couple in fine form together. Dominated by covers (Robison contributes the album's sole original, "Oklahoma Christmas," which sounds like a more concise and less snarky variation on Robert Earl Keen's "Merry Christmas from the Family"), Happy Holidays moves back and forth between seasonal torch songs (Willis sounds sexy indeed on "Santa Baby," and she and Robison are both playful and sensuous on "Baby, It's Cold Outside"), somber but celebratory numbers such as "In the Bleak Midwinter" and "A Winter's Tale" (delivered respectively by Willis and Robison with feeling and dignity), and twangy Yuletide tunes, such as Charlie Louvin's "Shut in at Christmas," Buck Owens' "Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy," and the tongue-in-cheek "Please Daddy Don't Get Drunk." While the production and arrangements are elegant and concise, this hardly sounds like a tossed-together Christmas quickie, with the headliners and their backing musicians presenting these songs with care and affection, and if this isn't the twang-tastic holiday disc some might have expected, it delivers equal portions of taste, passion and great music, and anyone with an ear for either Willis or Robison will want to have this on hand for their tree-trimming party.