We at Red House Records, based in the nation’s icebox of Minnesota, have a lot of experience with below-zero temperatures and dark, snowy nights. Oddly enough, we’ve never put out a record to mark the holiday season. A request for songs brought out the best from Red House veterans and newcomers alike …from Rock ’N Roll Hall of Famer Jorma Kaukonen to Red Hot Mama Davina & The Vagabonds… from the First Couple of Americana, Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams, to raw acoustic bluesman Charlie Parr…from covers of Elvis and Gordon Lightfoot to a modern-day spiritual from The Wailin’ Jennys. Like the season itself, it’s an eclectic mix of lust, lament, and gratitude. Even Santa gets him some lovin’ (courtesy Bill Kirchen & Austin de Lone).