One of my favorite Christmas songs is "Merry Christmas from the Family" by Robert Earl Keen (whoever posted the YouTube video below misspelled his last name). I discovered this song a couple years ago and it quickly became one of my favorites of the holiday season. I love this song almost as much as I love Christmas classics like, "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)," "Silent Night," and "Jingle Bells."
Here’s how Wikipedia sums it up:
"Merry Christmas from the Family" describes the Christmas gathering of a fairly dysfunctional Texas family whose merrymaking—which includes drinking alcohol, carving a turkey, watching a televised ball game and smoking cigarettes—seems to be punctuated with Christmas music and the need to run to convenience stores for additional supplies such as fake snow.
"Merry Christmas from the Family" is pure genius. Take a listen and enjoy the excellent video.
I hope you had a very merry Christmas. And Happy New Year!
This cartoon of Santa reading Rudolph’s Facebook page has been making the rounds on the internet.
Did you know it’s a Christmas card? You can spread holiday cheer to your family and friends! It’s available for sale here!
(‘Tis the season for shameless plugs.)
Merry Christmas, Season’s Greetings, Happy Holidays, and Feliz Navidad!