THE GREATEST GIFT OF ALL! with Toby Keith & Willie Nelson





Musical Performances By Stephen Colbert, Elvis Costello, Feist, Toby Keith,

John Legend, Willie Nelson and Jon Stewart

See a clip from the show at


“A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift Of All!” DVD Hits Stores On Tuesday, November 25

COMEDY CENTRAL Records Will Also Release Songs From The Special As A Digital Album Available Exclusively On iTunes On Tuesday, November 25 With A Portion Of The Proceeds >From Both Releases Benefiting The Charity Feeding America


This year, a great American holiday tradition is born – watching “A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!,” Stephen Colbert’s one-hour original musical holiday special premiering Sunday, November 23 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on COMEDY CENTRAL.

In the special, Colbert is on his way to perform with Elvis Costello in New York City but is trapped by snow in his cabin in upstate New York (bear country).  Luckily, his friends Feist, Toby Keith, John Legend, Willie Nelson and Jon Stewart stop by to help him celebrate the season.  “A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!” features original songs written by David Javerbaum (executive producer, “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”) and composer Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne), who recently collaborated on the Tony®-nominated Broadway musical “Cry Baby,” with the exception of “(What’s So Funny ’bout) Peace, Love And Understanding” which was written by Nick Lowe.  The songs were produced by Schlesinger and Steven M. Gold.  Theme music and score also by Schlesinger and Gold.

Songs performed on “A Colbert Christmas” include:

* “Another Christmas Song” – Stephen Colbert
* “Have I Got A Present For You” – Toby Keith
* “The Little Dealer Boy” – Stephen Colbert and Willie Nelson
* “Can I Interest You In Hannukah?” – Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart
* “Nutmeg” – Stephen Colbert and John Legend
* “Please Be Patient” – Feist
* “There Are Much Worse Things To Believe In” – Stephen Colbert and Elvis Costello
* “(What’s So Funny ’bout) Peace, Love And Understanding” – Stephen Colbert, Elvis Costello, Feist, Toby Keith, John Legend and Willie Nelson

For everyone in Colbert Nation, “A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!” DVD is the perfect stocking stuffer.  It will hit stores on Tuesday, November 25, released via COMEDY CENTRAL Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment.  The bonus features include a book burning Yule log, video advent calendar, alternate endings and more.  COMEDY CENTRAL Records will also release the songs from the special as a digital album available exclusively on iTunes on Tuesday, November 25.  A portion of the proceeds from both the DVD and iTunes will benefit the charity Feeding America.

Feeding America, (formerly known as America’s Second Harvest), feeds America’s hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engages the country in the fight to end hunger.  It is the nation’s largest charitable hunger-relief organization, with a network of more than 200 Member food banks and food rescue organizations serving all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.  For more information, visit

“A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All” is produced by Spartina Productions, Inc.  Colbert and Allison Silverman are the executive producers with Meredith Bennett and Richard Dahm as co-executive producers.  Jim Hoskinson is the director.  Lou Wallach and Dan Powell are the executives in charge of production for COMEDY CENTRAL.

“The Colbert Report” is produced by Jon Stewart’s Busboy Productions, Inc. in association with Spartina Productions, Inc.  Stewart, Colbert and Allison Silverman are the executive producers with Meredith Bennett and Richard Dahm as co-executive producers.  Jim Hoskinson is the director.  Lou Wallach and Dan Powell are the executives in charge of production for COMEDY CENTRAL.

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Overdrawn Over Christmas

“Overdrawn Over Christmas” set to light up phone lines like a Christmas tree

It’s the perfect novelty holiday song for these trying times, and this week Bill Hennes of is beginning to work “Overdrawn Over Christmas” to Radio. The tempo song is timely, it’s hooky, it’s funny, and as Bill wrote last week, “Wow….this is a SMASH… it!” Tommy Joe Wilson, who many on the Row believe is poised to become the next breakout star from the Lone Star State, sings the heck out of this very danceable song. The veteran Country programmer Jay Phillips said, “I’ve been picking hits for 30 years. THIS is a hit!” The writers include veteran hitmakers Duane Hitchings (he wrote four of Rod Stewart’s biggest, including “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?”) and Don Goodman (writer of Blake Shelton’s “Ol’ Red,” Alabama’s “Angels Among Us” and many more), and the lovely Oklahoma singer/songwriter and veteran Radio sales star Amy Jack. “Overdrawn Over Christmas” will also be serviced to Radio via cdTEX in San Antonio.

“Overdrawn” is perfectly timed for this holiday season, when it seems that everybody, including major banks and Fortune 500 corporations – and even the U.S. Government – are overdrawn themselves. Companies big and small are laying off employees and shutting their doors, so your listeners will certainly relate to “Overdrawn Over Christmas,” which is far stronger musically and more relatable lyrically than “Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer,” which has gotten holiday spins every year since 1984. “Overdrawn Over Christmas” is guaranteed to give your listeners 3 minutes of smiling relief from the challenges this holiday season. –

By Phil Sweetland, Publisher, Country Insider weekly Enewsletter for Country Radio



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Lyrics: Adam Carroll – Sno-Cone Man

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Sno-Cone Man

Out in the hot sun standing in line,
buying sno-cones in the summertime,
buying sno-cones from the sno-cone man.

How many cones in July have you sold?
Can’t sell ’em at Christmas time, it’s too damn cold.
Said the sno-cone man, the sno-cone man.

Can’t get no cone for a nickel or a dime
Can I date your sister, she’s mighty fine
Mr. Sno-Cone man, Sno-Cone man

Your sister Jeanie she bought me 2,
cherry for love and grape for blue
Mr. Sno-Cone man, Sno-Cone man

He gave me directions to her whereabouts
said, “if she likes you, ask her out\”
Thank ya Sno-Cone , Sno-Cone Man

She’s got a big, big boyfriend he might give me a whipping,
he bought me a yellow one and called me a chicken. He said “you chicken”
I said “thank you Sno-cone man”

Took my yellow sno-cone I was on my way,
stopped and bought a pretty rose bouquet.
With the sno-cone with sno-cone man.

Found her house she was at the door
sno-cone cups scattered on the floor
From her brother, the sno-cone man.

She saw my flowers she said “everybody knows
a yellow sno-cone’s better than a red red rose.
Be my sno cone won’t you be my sno-cone man?

She cried watermelon tears prettiest I’d ever seen,
gave me kisses and my tongue turned green
Lime green flavor from a sno-cone man

She said “my big big boyfriend I don’t like him at all,
he’s got a hard head and his sno-cone’s small.
Little sno-cone, little sno-cone man.

She took me upstairs and we sang this song,
been making sno-cones all day long.
Me and Jeanie making sno-cone love

I asked Jeanie “would you be my wife?
Sell me sno-cones at half the price?”
Sell me sno-cones from the sno-cone man.

We got married and we said “I do”
it was a cone for me it was a cone for you.
Got married by the sno-cone man.

Had a reception at the sno-cone stand,
had our honeymoon in sno-cone land.
Compliments of the sno-cone man

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Merry Christmas

Ok, I usually try to avoid talking politics and religion on my blog. But considering the time of year, why not?!?

First of all I just want to say the my pick, thus far, for a President in ’08 is Mike Huckabee. I like the fact that in todays world where anything American may offend a foreigner, immigrant or (illegal alien), he has the balls to speak about God and Jesus! Amen Mike! You just won my vote!

Now speaking more about that subject. I heard a song by some local DJs, on a radio station where I live, about Christmas. It was the official Non-Offensive Holiday song. I don’t remember all the words but I will look it up and try to post them here. I know, “Christmas is almost over” well still it shows the way “Americans” at least some of them, think today.

It had lines like “Jolly guy in a red suit” instead of Santa. Since Santa in associated with Christmas which is a Christian holiday, he could offend some people. And how about “Happy festival at the end of the year” instead of “Merry Christmas” or “the baby of questionable birth” rather than Jesus. You see where I am going with this? It’s all around us, no one wants to offend anyone! Well you know what? I don’t care anymore! I am a Christian and proud of it! All these people that come to the United States of America (One Nation under GOD!) left their countries because they didn’t like what was going on there! They come here and then complain that they don’t like the way we do things…..GO HOME THEN! they knew damn well what America was when they came in the first place. We as Americans need to stand up for OUR rights! The founding fathers of this country were Christians and built the country on the faith and beliefs of Christianity! These FOOLS that come here and say “Your Christian religion offends me!” Well they don’t seem to have a problem with spending money that says “In GOD We Trust”

In my opinion American politicians have become weak minded fools that cave in to any little complaint. How can we take God out of our lives and expect things to turn out OK! Can’t they see where this is going to end! Just look at all these other countries where one side believes in some form of religion that the other side opposes! There are wars that have been fought for years, decades, centuries over just that, religious beliefs! Well if you ask me that is where we are headed and it ain’t a pretty thought!

Now don’t get me wrong I am not racist or prejudice I think everyone should feel free to worship whatever god they feel is right for them. But for me and many thousands more who know that Jesus died on the cross so that we my live, I feel compelled to give honor to the great “I Am” and I am not afraid to use these words:





Holy Bible

King of Kings

Lord of Lords

Holy Ghost

Those that feel that these words offend them or someone else have been influenced but yet another Biblical being “Satan” May God have mercy on their souls!

So in this Christmas season as you remember the Virgin birth of Christ, Pray for our country and the souls of the lost multitude!

If this post offended you TOUGH! You saw the title you shouldn’t have read it……Another freedom here in the United States of America is freedom of CHOICE and you CHOOSE to read this! I didn’t force you!

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