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The Reason For The Season

Bellamy Brothers

Initial release : 2002

Curb 78753

This release includes a song, Old Hippie Christmas, which refers to the Grateful Dead

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  • The Reason For The Season (Bellamy / Bellamy)
  • God Bless America This Christmas (Bellamy)
  • Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year (O'Flynn / Siegel)
  • Tropical Christmas (Bellamy)
  • Jingle Bells (A Cowboy's Holiday) (Bellamy / Bellamy / Pierpont / Traditional)
  • White Christmas (Berlin)
  • We All Get Crazy at Christmas (Bellamy)
  • Light Up the Candles (O'Flynn / Siegel)
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Marks)
  • Old Hippie Christmas (Bellamy)
  • Our Love Is Like Christmas (O'Flynn / Siegel)
  • Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree (Marks)
  • It's So Close to Christmas (And I Am So Far from Home) (Bellamy)
  • Silent Night (Gruber / Mohr / Traditional)

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The song Old Hippie Christmas includes the following lines;

He's trimming up his favorite tree
Toking what he grew
Well he's got his 8-track blasting
Incense burns by candlelight
Gene Autry's singing Rudolph
The Grateful Dead do Silent Night
Related releases

This album appears to be a re-release of a 1996 album with two bonus tracks. Tracks 3 to 14 were probably originally released as;

However it may be that The Reason For The Season comprises re-recordings of the songs rather than the originals.