August 2012. The Dog days of summer. Another American Dog creative brainstorming session is underway at the local bar. A few pitchers of beer deep and talk turns to the upcoming Alcoholidays. One thing missing from the American Dog catalog is a heartwarming, gather the family around the hearth, good old fashioned Ass Kicking Christmas tune. What better way to spread good cheer this Christmas season than with a vinyl copy of a new holiday favorite? So with stockings hung with care and mistletoe tied to our belt buckles we entered the studio to record 'Merry Christmas Asshole.' The original plan was to issue it on vinyl, then we discovered it took 10-12 weeks to press 'em. Screw that! No one wants to wait that long for a gift! So the decision was made to issue it as a CD single. Being the giving bastards we are, we decided to expand it to a full length release. The Six Pack live disc is out of print and it's been 8 years since Foamin' at the Mouth (that's 56 in Dog years!) so we decided to invite a few friends into the studio and record a live set that focuses on our newer material. Thus the CD you hold in yer mitts was born! Yet another fine beer-fueled product from the loins of American Dog! The perfect product to help nudge your favorite teetotaler off that wagon. Don't let anyone tell you Beer isn't a great thing!!