There has been some buzz for a while about the Duck Dynasty's "Duck The Halls"  Christmas album that will be out Tuesday Oct. 29th.  At first, I didn't have high hopes for it.  I expected it to be more a novelty joke kinda Christmas album.   I got a copy in the mail yesterday and decided to give it a listen.  I was surprised.  If you're a fan of the show, you'll love this album.   If you're a fan of family values and Christmas, and you have never seen the show, you'll still love this album.

New songs you'll love:

Rajin' Cajun Redneck Christmas (written by Willlie and famous songwriter Dallas Davidson.)

"Hairy Christmas" (With Luke Bryan) is my pick for the signature song from this album.  It's all about the beards and having a Merry Christmas and a Happy Happy Happy New Year!

Big name stars with Duets:

George Strait's "Christmas Cookies" is already a classic, but adding Phil and Miss Kay make it even more adorable.

Million time Grammy winner Alison Krauss joins Sadie Robertson with Away In A Manger.  Sadie (Willie's Daughter) leads the song with Krauss harmonizing.   It works well, and Sadie does a nice job.

Missy Robertson and Josh Turner do a wonderful job on Josh's tune "Why I Love Christmas."

Surprises:

The Robertson's can sing!  While the women really nail it, guys like Willie & Jase can carry a tune too!

I had to do a double take to see which family member sang "Camouflage and Christmas Lights."  Turns out it's Reed Robertson, son of Jase & Missy.  Very nice job on the song, and this kid has potential.  Seriously.

What about Si?

Don't worry, there is plenty of Si in the album, including "Mr. Grinch,"  the funny "Twas a Night Before Christmas,"  and plenty of "Hey Jack!"

Overall:

If you love Duck Dynasty, you'll love this album.   And even if you just love Christmas Music, you'll love this album.  It gives you a warm Christmas feeling listening to it, and you feel a part of the family.   The magic that makes the TV show work also makes this album work.