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Phil Vassar and Santa Take Over Hollywood

In 2011 Rodeowave Entertainment recording artist Phil Vassar presented his first ever Christmas album, "Noel" which held an impressive list of tradional and not so traditional songs:


1. Doesn't Feel Like Christmas Without You 2. Oh Come All Ye Faithful/ Angels We Have Heard On High 3. I Saved Christmas 4. Merry Christmas Darling 5. Big Ole Texas Christmas With Ray Benson 6. Away In A Manger With Kellys Collins 7. Santa's Gone Hollywood 8. I'll Be Home For Christmas 9. Lets Make A Little Christmas Tonight 10. What Child Is This

It wasn't till this year that Phil decided to release a video to the song entitled; "Santa's Gone Hollywood" which has brought the "Adult Only & Not For Kids" label to it by some.  Seriously? Really? I have not heard this type of blasting since "I Melt" by Rascal Flatts and Trace Adkins "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk" videos went wild. These videos may not be "politically correct" in the over all genre but who is to say they are or are not?  I am all for fun and silliness but do these indeed cross a line on how far one can go. Or should we get a grip and be thankful there is something out there that give us a needed laugh and had no offense attached to it?

Phil has gone outside of the box before with another lighthearted fun song and video with "Bobbie With an I" which was catchy and just plain fun. Now add more half clad chics in some crazy scenes to make "Santa's Gone Hollywood" be more "risque." I will admit it was not what I was anticipating, (the Brazilian wax part was a bit much, at least for me), but I guess the video could resemble a reality of what would Santa actually do if he hit the Power Ball, or any man for that matter.  When you put it in that context it is not that far from truth.

I consider Phil to be one of the most gifted songwriters among many in country music. There are many artists who do not hold a candle to his on stage presence. So now maybe you can take an insightful look into Santa going Hollywood and see if this is just what it is meant to be: Fun, Silly, & a taste of possible reality. Happy Holidays


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12/03/2012 10:10AM
Phil Vassar and Santa Take Over Hollywood
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12/12/2012 3:15AM
Santa goes Hollywood
Love this song and video sooooo funny and not a bit too risky. Nothing u don't see on the tube every day!
12/12/2012 6:12AM
santa's gone Hollywood
Phil is one of the best performers out there!!!!! I just can't understand why he gets no credit when he deserves so much more!!!!! Loved the article!
12/12/2012 11:01AM
Santa's Gone Hollywood
Thank you, Rick and Bubba, for the good words about Phil. He is down-home, talented as all-get-out, and very cool people. BTW, I was the lucky old dude who got to be Santa. Working with Phil, director Steve Condon, the lovely Debbe Dunning and the entire crew was a seriously fun trip. K.J.Linhein
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