Watch Whiskey Myers Frontman Cody Cannon Sing Robert Earl Keen’s “Merry Christmas From The Family”

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When it comes to Christmas music, we all know that most of it sucks.

That’s why we created the Country Christmas Songs That Don’t Suck Playlist, because it doesn’t have to suck.

Sure, you have your Alan Jackson Christmas records, your Alabama Christmas, maybe a little George Strait on Christmas morning, Cody Johnson and Pistol Annies came out with good ones in the past, but at the end of the day, nobody is going to pay good money to hear “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” live in concert.

Give them a little Robert Earl Keen and suddenly you have a sold-out crowd feeling all kinds of holly and jolly. As far as good, original, Christmas tunes go, REK’s way too relatable “Merry Christmas From The Family” is one of the best – Flatland knows…

I mean, what other Christmas song has vivid holiday storytelling like this? I’m not talking about Santa sliding down a chimney kind of holiday storytelling, I’m talking about real Christmas stuff like being home with your family for the holiday.

It isn’t always a Hallmark movie…

“A can of bean dip and some Diet Rites
A box of tampons and some Marlboro Lights
Hallelujah, everybody say, “Cheese”
Merry Christmas from the family…”

And as far as covers go, Cody Cannon of Whiskey Myers has one of the best.

And of course, the original:

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock