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Country Song of the Week - 'If We Make It Through December'

By December 5, 2012

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Nobody can make the holidays depressing like Merle Haggard.

If this song is any indication, Hagg thinks that what people really want out of a Christmas song is a tale of heartache, unemployment, and existential misery.

Strangely enough, he was right. "If We Make It Through December" was a big hit for Haggard, shooting to number one in December of 1973 and topping the charts into the New Year.

See the master at work:

Image courtesy of Capitol Records


December 19, 2012 at 3:49 pm
(1) Becky Stockum says:

Merle is a REAL singer—a country singer—couldn’t make a bad song!! As opposed to someone like Taylor Swift—who is NOT a good singer & especially NOT a country singer & from all indications & media reports, is what us country folks would call a tramp—fall in instant love with this one, move on to the next one, etc., etc., etc.

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