Over the past four years, America has fallen in love with a bunch of duck call making rednecks from West Monroe, Louisiana. There is a real marketing machine at work that has put the Duck Dynasty name and logo everywhere imaginable, so it was only a matter of time before somebody came up with the bright idea to record a Duck Dynasty Christmas album.
Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas features performances from many of the Robertsons we’ve gotten to know on the show as well as a number of special musical guests (George Strait, Alison Krauss, Luke Bryan, and Josh Turner). My favorite tracks are Ragin’ Cajun Redneck Christmas, Hairy Christmas, and Uncle Si’s special rendition of The Night Before Christmas. I especially appreciated that the album comes to a close with Phil leading in prayer and Willie bringing a focus to the key message of the album, just like we’ve come to appreciate from every episode of the show.
It’s hard to say whether or not Duck the Halls will have enduring value as a long-term favorite Christmas album, but I suspect it will remain popular for this and future Christmases while the Duck Dynasty series remains popular and in the spotlight.
If you’re looking for some good clean redneck Christmas fun, look no further than Duck the Halls. You’ll be laughing and maybe even quacking all season long.
My overall rating is 5 out of 5 stars.