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Goin Home for Christmas
Merle Haggard
Goin Home for Christmas
Genres: Country, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
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All Artists: Merle Haggard
Title: Goin Home for Christmas
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony
Original Release Date: 1/1/1978
Re-Release Date: 9/16/2003
Album Type: Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
Genres: Country, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
Styles: Roadhouse Country, Outlaw Country, Classic Country, Western Swing, Holiday & Wedding, Vocal Pop, Opera & Classical Vocal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 827969057025

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Reviewed on 12/5/2006...
The perfect gift for Haggard fans (and who isn't?).

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Have a holly, jolly, Haggard holiday!
Joe Sixpack -- | Middle America | 11/17/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"An outstanding holiday album, with Merle crooning over a tasteful bed of strings'n'pedal steel; he was admirably suited to the cornball spirit of the holidays, and really put his heart into each of these tracks... Most of the songs are Haggard originals, ranging from tearjerkers like "Grandma's Homemade Christmas Card" and "Daddy Won't Be Home Again For Christmas" (he's in prison...) to a sleighbell-bedecked remake of "If We Can Make It Through December" and the cheery "Santa Claus And Popcorn." Plus, his spins at older tunes like "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town" and "Blue Christmas" are pretty rich and resonant -- Merle's version of "Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer" is a welcome addition to the hillbilly holiday repertoire.  (The CD reissue also includes a bonus track from 1986, a jazzy acoustic version of "White Christmas..." It doesn't match the tone of the other tracks, but it's also kinda cool.) This is a really nice album."