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Old 97's Love the Holidays

It's a mistletoe milestone! After 25 years of bringing cheers to our ears, alt country pioneers Old 97's have just released their first ever album of festive jams. Old 97's Love the Holidays features mostly original and absolutely delightful Christmas songs, including one inspired by The Ramones, one inspired by Rudolph's love life and one with a unique take on the social significance of snow angels. Lead singer Rhett Miller, bassist Murry Hammond, guitarist Ken Bethea, and drummer Philip Peeples all gather round the radio hearth for stories and songs from Old 97s Love the Holidays. They also perform "Total Disaster" from Rhett's recent solo album The Messenger which, as you might glean from the song's title, is not a holiday tune but does come along with a message that might be useful at this time of year.

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