Nick Lowe Christmas at the Airport from his holiday album, Quality Street. on Outlaw Country

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St. Nick: Christmas at the Airport is a new holiday classic

December 13, 2013

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What’s made Nick Lowe’s Christmas at the Airport an instant holiday classic? It could be that the revered singer and songwriter’s tale of travel woe is both grounded – in both senses of the word – and whimsical. Or it could be the cute animated video that’s popping up in so many people’s timelines. Any way you unwrap it, the toe-tapper from Lowe’s first holiday album, Quality Street: A Seasonal Selection for All The Family, is a tuneful reminder of how merry can be made anywhere.

Lowe’s exclusive acoustic performance of the song is the centerpiece of his Outlaw Country special, including hand-picked holiday favorites from George Jones, Hank Snow, J.D. McPherson and more. The special premieres 9 am ET, Saturday, December 14 and rebroadcasts on Outlaw Country through Christmas Day, or hear it On Demand through the end of the year.