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“Dr. Elmo's pulled a fast one on his new album, "Bluegrass Christmas." He plays it as an instrumental, if you can believe that, making it a perfect track for Christmas karaoke. Because, it's a given, that everyone knows the words. On this rendition, though, Elmo plays lead licks on five-string banjo and the multi-instrumental whiz Gary Potterton tears "Grandma" a new one, showing his virtuosity on guitar, bass, mandolin and dobro. ”
“Sounding like a raspy-voiced favorite grandpa, Dr. Elmo (a veterinarian) is an accomplished banjo picker, and he runs through a dozen spry holiday songs most kids, and most everyone around them, will enjoy. Good one! Next rating – A ”
“ Dr. Elmo, “Bluegrass Christmas”You probably don’t know who did the song “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer,” but it was Dr. Elmo. It’s time again to hear some Christmas music from Elmo Shropshire. The banjo player and his band put a twangy twist on songs such as “Greensleeves,” “Jingle Bells” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” among others.Of course, Grandma and that pesky reindeer make an appearance on the record, but this time as an instrumental. Another humorous song makes the record, but this time it’s about Grandpa. The tune, “Grandpa in the Santa Suit Show,” is about Grandpa dressing up as a certain portly, bearded man.”
"You’ll hear a rollicking version of C’mon Boys It’s Christmas, Jingle Bells, Grandpa In The Santa Suit Show and We Wish You A Merry Christmas."
“...a big hit with our listeners during fundraising. My Personal favorite is Dr. Elmo's wonderful rendition of "Greensleeves." His banjo talent sure does put one in a pleasant mood for Christmastime. (Or any time!) ”
“Elmo Shropshire, I stand pretty much corrected. Your music is beautiful, and even though you had that one hit that drives me up a wall, well, all is forgiven.”
“Bluegrass Christmas has arrived just in time for the holidays. Brought to you by the man who turned Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer into a Christmas classic, Dr. Elmo Shropshire’s new CD delivers 12 more holiday selections including a bluegrass instrumental version of Grandma. You’ll also hear Dr. Elmo – who sings and plays banjo – interpret many Christmas classics including another original entitled Feels Like Christmas; Come On Boys It’s Christmas, which features some nice Gary Potterton Dobro work; Jingle Bells; Deck The Halls; We Wish You A Merry Christmas; December Rain; Perfect Gift; Jesus, Joy Of Man’s Desiring; Greensleeves and Grandpa In The Santa Suit Show. Dr. Elmo has come up with a batch of fun, bluegrass that is sure to be enjoyed by families for years to come!. BMP”
“Dr. Elmo recorded the quintessential Christmas classic, Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer which has sold over 11 million copies and established him as the king of Christmas comedy carols.....”