NICK LOWE: Christmas At The Airport

listenFRESH AIR: When Nick Lowe was approached by his label to make a holiday album, he says he was “slightly appalled, really — we think it’s all a bit vulgar, you know, cashing in on Christmas.” Ultimately, Lowe says he took it as a challenge: Quality Street came out of that effort. It includes some traditional songs, such as “Silent Night,” as well as British Christmas favorites and some originals, such as “Christmas At The Airport.” Lowe recently visited the Fresh Air studio to talk with Terry Gross and perform songs from the album. MORE