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Dale Watson will wish your friends and family a ‘Honky Tonk Christmas’

Staff Writer
Austin 360

Is someone on your holiday list a homesick former Austinite who misses the sounds of our city? Local company Muziccardz has produced a series of online music video greeting cards featuring Austin artists. For $1.99 a pop, you can send your friends and loved ones holiday messages that include videos of festive songs performed by favorite Austin musicians.

The company, which produces online birthday cards featuring Austin musicians year round, has a dozen holiday-themed cards to choose from including Dale Watson singing “Honky Tonk Christmas,” Gina Chavez performing “Silent Night” in English and Spanish and Marcia Ball doing  “Christmas Fais Do Do.”

The videos begin with a brief introduction from the artist — “Someone wants to wish you a ‘Honky Tonk Christmas,'” Watson says at the top of his — followed by a performance of the song. Users can add a personalized message to the recipient and schedule the card’s delivery for any time in the next 364 days. So technically, you could knock out a few holiday greetings for next year while you’re at it.