I've neglected a little Holiday linkage round these parts.
Some of the Mountain's favorites are:
There's a million more out there, so get hunting. We're also eagerly anticipating the return of Rev. Frost, and what goodies he might bring.
You'll notice in today's keen photo accompaniment that the men have devised a swell way deal with the intricacies of the holiday season.
Robert Earl Keen shares their pain. Keen is a friend of Lyle Lovett, so you can bet he knows his way around an interesting lyric.
The song "Merry Christmas From the Family" is a brilliant and hilarious distillation of the dysfunctional family Holiday gathering. It may well be the Mountain's second favorite Holiday song of all time (nothing beats the Pogues, as you might well have guessed). So, if you only grab one song from here this year, this is the one you need.
Oddly enough, Jill Sobule, of all people, does a fine version of this song. I'll let you find that one elsewhere.
Please support your local convenience store this wintry season.