Is it even really Christmas here in Texas the world without Robert Earl Keen's "Merry Christmas from The Family" blasting through the speakers? No. It's not.

I'd never even heard the song until I was a fully grown man, the age of 18; and that first time I did hear it was actually the first time I felt alive, truly. The heavens opened up and I achieved a level of clarity no person ever had before me.

Today the legendary Texan revealed the dates and cities for, if my calculations are correct, his 10th annual Christmas Tour.

REK’s 2021 Christmas Tour! Our annual Christmas show is always the highlight of the year. “Hallelujah everybody say cheese. Merry Christmas from the Fam-o-lee!”

I hope, for the sake of your holiday season, Keen is making his way to your hometown. Otherwise, ROAD TRIP! Here's everywhere the Hall of Famer will be the last month of 2021.

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THE WALKER THEATRE

CHATTANOOGA, TN

LINCOLN THEATRE

WASHINGTON, D.C.

JEFFERSON THEATRE

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA

THE AZTEC THEATRE

SAN ANTONIO, TX

ACL LIVE AT MOODY THEATER

AUSTIN, TX

ACL LIVE AT MOODY THEATER

AUSTIN, TX

BASS PERFORMANCE HALL

FT. WORTH, TX

Tickets will go on sale This Friday, October 8.

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Top 21 Facebook Blackout Conspiracy Theories According to Twitter

On Monday (Oct. 4th), just after 7 p.m. ET, about six hours after the world came to a screeching halt, Mark Zuckerberg wrote on his Facebook page: “Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger are coming back online now.”

And you know Twitter was ready and full of conspiracy theories as to why Facebook endured it's longest blackout since 2008. Here they all are.

Here are 14 Exotic Animals That You Can Own in Texas

Texas has an estimated 7.2 million dogs, more than any other state, this according to the American Veterinary Association. Safe to say, dogs are a Texan's best friend. But perhaps you’re interested in branching out a bit and adding a less common exotic pet to your home.

Granted a few of these exotics are regulated and will require permits.