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Country Christmas
Merle Haggard
Country Christmas
Genres: Country, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
  •  Track Listings (10) - Disc #1


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CD Details

All Artists: Merle Haggard
Title: Country Christmas
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: EMI Special Products
Release Date: 6/16/1995
Album Type: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
Genres: Country, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
Styles: Roadhouse Country, Classic Country, Western Swing, Holiday & Wedding, Vocal Pop, Opera & Classical Vocal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 077775661828

CD Reviews

Relaxing but generally upbeat
Peter Durward Harris | Leicester England | 11/11/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Merle's classic song, If we make it through December, tells the story of a father wondering how Christmas is going to be paid for. Daddy won't be home again for Christmas is an even sadder song - the title says it all. But these two songs are the only downbeat moments on an otherwise upbeat album.Grandma's homemade Christmas card is a very touching story about a card that is not thrown out after the festivities are over. Santa Claus and popcorn is pure fun. Bobby wants a puppy dog for Christmas is about a lonely boy who wants company. Personally, I think Christmas is exactly the wrong time to introduce a puppy into a family - however, the song says that Bobby will get an electric train instead so I cannot complain about the song on those grounds. The remaining songs are Christmas standards delivered in the manner expected of Merle - excellent. This is a great collection for fans of traditional country music in general and Merle's fans in particular, although the re-mastered Goin' home for Christmas contains many of the same songs and you may feel that the slightly higher price is worth the premium."
robert grizzle | 12/14/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This reminds me of when I was growning up. It's not christmas at the house unless I have this playing."