Those of us who are privileged to take "the older folks" out for a nice meal every now & then know that usually means coupons, Senior discounts, buffets, 4PM meals... or a trip to Cracker Barrel. During one such recent trek to Cracker Barrel, a friend noticed they were selling a new Kenny Rogers Christmas disc and felt the need to alert me, knowing I am a fan of Sweet Kenny Rogers. A quick on-line search assured me the disc - Once Again It's Christmas - was available wherever CDs are sold but that the Cracker Barrel version has an exclusive bonus track "(I Love) The Winter Weather" featuring The Time Jumpers. Just sayin'.
Once Again It's Christmas is a good satisfying listen even if it finds Kenny's sweet, immediately recognizable voice a bit aged and worn much like those comforatble jeans of yours that you have to rescue from the going to Goodwill pile every year. Half of the songs were unfamiliar to me but they might become favorites after repeated listens. Always good to hear Alison Krauss's angelic voice. Has she done a Christmas album yet?
Here are the other Sweet Kenny Rogers Christmas albums available on Spotify. Like the Wisemen, each one comes bearing gifts.