Louisiana’s hilarious and prodigiously bearded Robertson clan is making a yuletide return tonight with the “Duck Dynasty” Christmas special, airing at 9 p.m. on A&E.
This year’s holiday episode is titled “”O Little Town of West Monroe,” and here is the synopsis:
The Robertsons perform a live nativity for their Church for Christmas, so the wives organize rehearsals to ensure that they pull off a great event. However, rehearsals get off to a bumpy start as the guys can’t stop sharing their opinions. In between rehearsals, Willie and Jase struggle to get their wives the perfect Christmas gifts and they unenthusiastically take Jep’s advice.
As previously reported, the reality TV stars already have been quite active this holiday season: Their album “Duck The Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas” topped Billboard’s country albums chart when it bowed earlier this season. The album mirrors the Robertson family’s popular television series, showcasing their offbeat brand of humor and reflecting their values, even concluding with a prayer from family patriarch Phil and closing comments from his son and Duck Commander CEO, Willie.
Produced by Buddy Cannon, the Christmas album was recorded at Music City Studios in their hometown of West Monroe, La., and features performances by the Robertson family along with special guests Alison Krauss, George Strait, Josh Turner and Luke Bryan.
Every member of the Robertson family took part in the recording of the album, from Uncle Si’s version of “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” to Willie’s “Ragin’ Cajun Redneck Christmas” which he co-wrote with Dallas Davidson to Missy Robertson’s beautiful rendition of “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” and Sadie’s “Away In A Manager” with Alison Krauss.
The Robertsons, Louisiana’s favorite first family, don’t live in the governor’s mansion but in the backwoods, where their rags-to-riches story is still unfolding. A homegrown mom-and-pop operation, Duck Commander has become a sporting empire by fabricating top-of-the-line duck calls and decoys out of salvaged swamp wood. It’s also expanded into a line of products that includes hunting apparel, cooking products, DVDs, CDs and novelty items all bearing their brand. In 2012, A&E premiered the TV show “Duck Dynasty,” which features the lives of the Robertson family and their booming family business.
Here is a musical preview of tonight’s Christmas special: