Old 97's Show Love For The Holidays : World Cafe The band performs songs from its first album of holiday songs, including one inspired by the Ramones.
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Old 97's On World Cafe

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Old 97's Show Love For The Holidays

Old 97's Show Love For The Holidays

Old 97's On World Cafe

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Set List

  • "Love The Holidays"
  • "Rudolph Was Blue"
  • "Christmas Is Coming"
  • "Blue Christmas"
  • "Gotta Love Being A Kid (Merry Christmas)"
  • "Total Disaster"
  • "Snow Angels"

It's a mistletoe milestone! After 25 years of bringing cheers to our ears, the alt-country rockers of the Old 97's have released their first album of holiday jams. Love the Holidays is packed with delightful originals, including songs inspired by the Ramones, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer's love life and 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 the album, and also perform "Total Disaster" from Miller's recent solo LP The Messenger — which, though not a holiday tune, has a message that might be useful at this time of year. Listen in the player above.

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