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  • Record Label: Mono Mundo Recordings
  • Genre(s): Country, Americana, Holiday, Pop/Rock, Contemporary Country, New Traditionalist, Country-Rock, Neo-Traditionalist Country, Progressive Country, Christmas
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  1. 100
    The Nashville-based, label-defying group has cooked up eight effervescent originals and added its stamp to a couple of Yuletide chestnuts. ... Boogie-woogie, Tex-Mex, heart-melting pop, retro blues--it’s all here in one irresistible package.
  2. 80
    The beginning of Hey! Merry Christmas!--the first holiday album by the country music interrogators the Mavericks--strolls along at a friendly pace, their original songs touching on Western swing, 1950s rock, traditional country and more. But midway through comes a bawdy new cabaret-esque number, “Santa Wants to Take You for a Ride,” that feels less like an apostate take on holiday good will and more like a lost Blowfly original.
  3. Dec 21, 2018
    75
    There’s not much in the way of pure country, as you might still have expected from the band’s origins. They’re more interested in getting their Darlene on--although you do get a bit of slow rockabilly in “Santa Wants to Take You for a Ride,” an entry in the hallowed tradition of dirty Christmas songs.
  4. 70
    The band has never been less than classy fun and the jaunty, delightful Hey! Merry Christmas! doesn’t stray from that by keeping the season alive and well with a holiday album you’ll be returning to each year.
  5. Dec 6, 2018
    70
    Hey! Merry Christmas! delivers a solid shot of good cheer for the holidays, and if this doesn't get a party started when you put it on, you and your friends need to ask Santa to bring you some coolness.