A Merry “Hee Haw” Christmas
Release date: November 13, 2020
First time on CD, remastered with bonus Toys For Tots tracks.
Buck Owens And His Buckaroos were untouchable in the 1960s. Their classic Bakersfield brand of country sent hit after hit up the charts, even Christmas tunes weren’t safe from the Buckaroos magic. Buck and His Buckaroos recorded two classic Christmas albums for Capitol, first Christmas With Buck Owens And His Buckaroos in 1965 and three years later, Christmas Shopping in 1968.
Not only did both albums make the Billboard Christmas Album Chart (Christmas With charted multiple times—#12 in 1965, and #23 in both 1966 and 1967, and #31 for Christmas Shopping on), but they both threw off charting singles as well. “Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy (Daddy Looked A Lot Like Him)” drawn from Christmas With Buck Owens And His Buckaroos proved to be so popular a holiday favorite, it charted twice hitting #2 in 1965 and two years later in December ’67 revisiting the charts and making it to #18. In 1968, it was the title track of the second classic Christmas offering, Christmas Shopping that made it to #5.
Going back to the holiday well in 1970, Capitol cashed in again with a double LP distillation of the two albums called A Merry ‘Hee Haw’ Christmas, which would chart at #34. For that compilation, two songs were omitted, one from each original album, and they’ve been reinstated for Omnivore’s reissue. “All I Want For Christmas Is My Daddy” and “It’s Not What You Give” were left off the Christmas Shopping disc, while “Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy (Daddy Looked a Lot Like Him)” was lost from the Christmas With album—a curious omission since it was the most successful Christmas single ever offered by Buck.
Making its CD and digital debut, A Merry “Hee Haw” Christmas is now augmented with four bonus tracks. “All I Want For Christmas Is My Daddy,” “Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy (Daddy Looked A Lot Like Him)” and two Toys For Tots public service announcements originally issued on a 1972 Capitol promotional single now round out the program. Newly remastered from the original analog master tapes by Grammy® Award-winning engineer, Michael Graves, these holiday favorites sparkle and shine like never before. Produced by Grammy® Nominated- and Award-winning producers, Patrick Milligan and Cheryl Pawelski with estate approval, Omnivore Recordings is proud to contribute to your happy holidays!
Christmas Shopping Christmas Time Is Near The Jolly Christmas Polka All I Want For Christmas Is My Daddy Merry Christmas From Our House To Yours Good Old Fashioned Country Christmas One Of Everything You Got Home On Christmas Day Christmas Schottische A Very Merry Christmas It’s Not What You Give Tomorrow Is Christmas Day Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy (Daddy Looked A Lot Like Him) Blue Christmas Lights Christmas Ain’t Christmas Jingle Bells All I Want For Christmas Dear Is You Santa’s Gonna Come In A Stagecoach Christmas Time’s A Comin’ Blue Christmas Tree Here Comes Santa Claus Again Christmas Morning It’s Christmas Time For Everyone But Me Because It’s Christmas Time Toys For Tots(Version 1) Toys For Tots(Version 1)