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  • Summary: The Christmas-themed album from the country singer-songwriter features guest appearances from Daddy Cool & The Yule, Mary Kerr, Brennen Leigh, and Lera Lynn.
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  • Record Label: New West
  • Genre(s): Country, Holiday, Pop/Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Contemporary Country, New Traditionalist, Country-Rock, Neo-Traditionalist Country, Progressive Country, Christmas
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Dec 21, 2018
    Crowell lets his country roots show, but Americana fans and the twang-avoidant alike will appreciate the deeply breathy, bluesy sax solo in “When the Fat Guy Tries the Chimney on for Size” and the album’s healthy dose of reasonably rocking tunes. He’s made the rare album that has something for everybody this time of year.
  2. Nov 28, 2018
    Healthy doses of humor sit side-by-side with sincerity in this smartly conceived, engagingly executed holiday song cycle.
  3. 80
    Rodney Crowell’s Christmas Everywhere is good-natured and wry, an album about how adults struggle to process a holiday oriented toward children. ... Throughout most of this album, Crowell is having fun--singing with arched eyebrow and tongue firmly in cheek.
  4. Nov 28, 2018
    Christmas Everywhere won't replace that Mantovani Christmas album your grandfather has been playing for decades at family gatherings, but if you're tired of putting Robert Earl Keen's "Merry Christmas from the Family" on a loop for that party with your friends, Crowell and his pals will fill the bill with style.
  5. Uncut
    Nov 28, 2018
    Crowell conjures a collection both wryly whimsical and devastating sincere. [Jan 2019, p.19]
  6. 70
    his is not the album to play when trimming your tree, unless your family is as dysfunctional as the characters that populate most of these songs. But it’s one that will resonate for months after the last present is unwrapped.
  7. Feb 1, 2019
    Probably not the best soundtrack for you Christmas Eve Open House, but destined to be a Holiday classic for Crowell diehards.