THERE IS ONLY ONE ROBERT EARL KEEN - TRUE COUNTRY ALTERNATIVE FROM TEXAS WITH A CLASSIC IRONIC TUNE
This song was written and recorded in 1994 on Keen's album GRINGO HONEYMOON. Keen and another great Texas Troubadour, Lyle Lovett, formed a lifelong bond when they were students at Texas A&M University and played and composed together on their favorite porch.
Of course, the porch is long gone now. As Keen said - quoting a line from Joni Mitchell's Yellow Taxi - "They paved paradise and put up a parking lot" to which he added "That encapsulates the whole thing". After a career spanning almost forty years Keen embodies the true innovation of great Texas artists.
So, enjoy and have a laugh as you listen to No. 24 on The 2022 Christmas Countdown - MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE FAMILY.
And for all you seasoned Vagabonds that want to see the old video of this great, funny tune by this unique singer/songwriter, please enjoy the original video from October 2006. With over six million views, this humorous ode to insane families who party, particularly at Christmas, should make you smile.
Merry Christmas To Your Family! LOL!
"There are three stages of man: he believes in Santa Claus; he does not believe in Santa Claus; he is Santa Claus." Bob Phillips (Television Journalist - The Texas Country Reporter)