I grew up in a family that didn't ski, so it never occurred to me 'til I moved out West that Bing Crosby might have been a total powder hound. Why else would he have been " . . . dreeeaming of a whiiiite chrISTmas . . ."? It can't be because he likes shoveling. And while my mom simply rolled her eyes when I voiced that idle speculation, a recent article lends token support to the theory.
Whether Bing shredded the gnar or not, he lays claim to recording one of the first holiday songs to speak to the hearts of all those who find themselves in love with the Big Outside, and who love it just a little more around this time of year. Many have contributed to that tradition - knowingly or not - and Cleanest Line fan and contributor Don Darue compiles these tasty holiday music morsels into one of our favorite treats of the season. He's riding his sleigh across the airwaves again with another batch of fine X-mas music for folks who tire easily of the standard fare. Cowpokes, flats fishermen, powder hounds and garden-variety outdoor junkies join hands for a big ol' holiday singalong with the Risky Biscuit Hayseed Hoot's "Treeside Hoot."
So Merry Christmas Cleanest Line readers! Settle in by the fire, stack up the logs, and stir up the nog - it's time to relax and enjoy some music, Western style. Click the link, and enjoy a heaping helping of musical goodness served up just for you: Treeside Hoot. Hit the jump for a complete playlist of this year's show.