Since "Duck Dynasty" made its' debut on A&E in March 2012, the Robertson family have become a national phenomenon. Their series, which recently wrapped up its' fourth season, is watched by millions of viewers each week. With their unique story -- detailing their family operated business, Duck Commander, the family have become an inspiration to many with their tight-knitness and old-fashioned morals, with some comparing them to a modern-day "Waltons."
Their "Duck The Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas" album, which was released on October 29, has become one of the biggest hits of the Christmas season. Produced by Buddy Cannon, the album features appearances from superstars such as George Strait, Alison Krauss, and Luke Bryan.
Billboard is excited to premiere some exclusive footage of Uncle Si Robertson discussing his recording of the standard "The Night Before Christmas." Watch:
He admits to taking a novel approach to the recitation. "I don't always see or hear things as well as I used to, and it is easy to mistake Willie for Santa. That is the basis for my new rendition of this holiday classic," says Si. "I mean, come on Jack! Willie needs to lose a few pounds and get the white out of his beard."
Since its October release, the album has stayed in the Billboard 200's top 10. This week it slips one spot to No. 5, after adding another 105,000 to its total sales.
The success of the album has surprised even family members, such as Sadie -- daughter of Willie and Korie. In a recent interview with Billboard, she said "We didn't see any of that coming. We sing in Church and stuff, but there's a lot of people there, so you don't really hear just the family members. We would never sing in front of each other because you've got to have thick skin in our family because they will make fun of you until the day they die. We were very surprised with each other."