As with volume One of this new collection of songs focusing on Christmas, the second volume ‘Come On Baby It’s Christmas, More Hillbilly Christmas’ offers another round of quality tunes for this special time of year. One notable difference is the sadness featured is a tad higher than its forerunner. For our money that’s a bonus as much reflection is given to this Christmas period and where else to begin than Lou Dining ‘Blue December’, or near-rustic bop of excellent Bev Munro and The Rhythm Rascals’ ‘Santa Bring My Baby Back’. Topping the charts of melancholy, however, is Red Sovine ‘Christmas Alone’ which, despite the sadness at its core, delights for its intimacy of pared-back instrumentation and captivating voice. There is merriment to be found and is never far away arriving via the likes of Kitty Wells’ ‘Santa’s On His Way’, Gene Autry ‘Here Comes Santa Claus’ and chipping in with rather curious ditty is Dallas Frazier with Joe “Fingers” Carr ‘Jingle-O-The Brownie’. A traditional standard by way of ‘Silent Night’ is included, and supplied by Kitty Wells, and likewise superb pairing of Les Paul and Mary Ford adding much class to ‘White Christmas’. As with the first volume, the artwork is to be highly commended when it comes to ‘Come On Baby It’s Christmas, More Hillbilly Christmas’, in addition to the contents supplied because these songs deserve a hearing especially if you enjoy your Christmas songs to contain something a bit more weighty when it comes to the words. In a class of its own and worth every penny, ‘Come On Baby It’s Christmas, More Hillbilly Christmas’ is an essential addition to Christmas this year.