Merry Mistletoe: Travis, McCoy

Toby Keith plays somnolent with “Blame it on the Mistletoe.” It’s to country music what Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is to punk music. Still, pretty like make out music.

Randy Travis rules understatement in country/western sung emotionality. “Meet Me Under the Mistletoe” sells it without blubbering.

Same title different song. “Meet Me Under the Mistletoe” by Jason McCoy has some Carter Family ah-huhs! and thick slide guitar. And the video is in a bowling alley! What a party (children! chickens!), you gotta be there.