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


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

December 13, 2013

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.