Lynyrd Skynyrd – Christmas Time Again (2000)

Posted by Green on November 24, 2022as

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A Southern rock Christmas album? Hey, it makes as much sense as Run-DMC’s “Christmas in Hollis,” and the good news is that the Lynyrd Skynyrd boys–along with special guests the Charlie Daniels Band and .38 Special–truly get into the spirit with a nice mix of seasonal standards (rock and otherwise) and originals. Among the latter, the Daniels Band provides a frankly terrifying “Devil Went Down to Georgia”-derived take on “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” while Skynyrd crunch through Chuck Berry’s “Run, Rudolph Run” with Stones-like aplomb.
On the originals front, .38 Special score big with “Mama’s Song,” a Southern rock power pop hybrid in their best ’80s style, although it must be said that these self-proclaimed wild-eyed Southern boys have a sentimental streak a mile wide (and when their song is followed by Skynyrd’s near-obscene “Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin’,” it’s a tad disconcertin’…). In any case, the album concludes, nicely, with a little harmonizing by the entire Skynyrd family (kids, relatives, road crew, dogs, etc). Fun stuff.~ Review by AllMusic

Tracklist

01. Lynyrd Skynyrd – Santa’s Messin’ With The Kid
02. Lynyrd Skynyrd – Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
03. Lynyrd Skynyrd – Christmas Time Again
04. Lynyrd Skynyrd – Greensleeves
05. Charlie Daniels – Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
06. Lynyrd Skynyrd – Run Run Rudolph
07. Lynyrd Skynyrd – Mama’s Song
08. Lynyrd Skynyrd – Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin’
09. Lynyrd Skynyrd – Classical Christmas
10. 38 Special – Hallelujah, It’s Christmas
11. Lynyrd Skynyrd – Skynyrd Family

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