randy_travis_christmas_hicsm.jpgIt is getting to be that time of the year, the Christmas specials are hitting the stores.

Christmas On The Pecos was filmed against the magnificent backdrop of the Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico. The music is exactly what you would expect for a Christmas special. It could be argued that these annual adventures are not musically interesting, but I disagree. Every artist has his own interpretation of the Christmas classics, and each oin their own way celebrates the well known music.

What is not to love about Santa Claus is Coming To Town? Using this as his springboard Randy certainly gets the audience in the spirit.

I don’t know what it is but every time I listen to Christmas Carols my eyes tear up and I get all choked up. This was no exception. The moment he started with God Rest Ye Merry Men, my eyes filled with tears and I could feel this big lump in my throat.

They show scenes around the Carlsbad Caverns and Randy gives the tour and talks about a little of the history of them before he sings Rock of Ages. This was spectacular with the echoing in the background from the caverns.

Christmas has always been my favorite time of the year. I have been out of the country for almost 5 years and now that I am back home I look forward to being with my family during the Holidays. This DVD in my opinion is a good one to listen to with family surrounding you. Somehow it brings out the love that should be shared all the time.

I am not sure this is a Christmas Carol but in my book it fit right in when Randy Travis started singing his famous song, Forever and Ever. It was always one of my favorites of his.

Santa and his little elves come out as Randy sings Winter Wonderland which has always been a favorite of mine, then follows with Pretty Paper. He is back inside the caverns when he performs the classic Silent Night along with the choir.

Want a sneak peek? Huh? Huh?

Well I have two samples from the DVD (QuickTime format), check out Santa’s coming To Town, and a quick look at the Carlsbad Caverns.

You can order your copy from Amazon.

Simon Barrett


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