premiere: Reggie and the full effect” “christmas in hollis”

It’s hard to believe I’ve known James Dewees AKA Reggie and the Full E[F]fect for over 10 years. The daredevil-road dog-troubador has been singing with a cigarette dangling from his lip non-stop since the day I met him, and today is no exception. Especially because my inbox was blessed this morning with a new little holiday jam from my man.

While making the latest Reggie and the Full Effect record No Country for Old Musicians  (which came out last month), Dewes recorded a couple of holiday ditties in preparation for the season. The holiday jams have been assembled and will be released as a mini-EP which has been dubbed the Reggie and the Full Effect : X-Mas Mini EP and it’s available for pre-order HERE!

Today we bring you the Reggie version of “Christmas in Hollis,” a classic that never gets old in any form. Enjoy this raucious rendition of the holiday jam, and just in case you feel a little nostalgic for the RUN DMC version, it’s at the bottom of the post. Follow Reggie and the Full Effect on Twitter HERE and check Facebook upcoming tour dates HERE. And take it from me, if you haven’t seen Dewees live yet, it’s a MUST!

And just for kicks…a karaoke style lyric video…