Families are different outside the pollution of urban sprawl. Time slows, flavors burst, eye contact is made (briefly). At Christmas families matter out in the hills and backwoods.
Cities can intrude even out there. An encore from Walter Brennan who chats out “Just Three Letters for Christmas.” This is best paired with Red Peters’s “You Ain’t Gettin’ Sh*t for Christmas.” Bad families!
Ginger Minj (feat. Carnie Wilson) holla onto the good ol’ fashioned “Down Home Country Christmas.” ‘It ain’t a country Christmas ’til someone calls the cops,’ they pop croon. Got it? This might be paired with Lauren Mayer’s “Good Old down Home Country Chanukah.” Yee oi.
Barry Ward gets quietly oversentimental with strong “Farm Family” values for the holidays. Folksy country that might make you stand and put a hand over your heart.
Overdoes it also from Barbara Mandrell and “Christmas at Our House,” a sappy pop country whiner (not improved by a tinkly Lorrie Morgan, nay nay). I do wish your last scraps of memories to be like these candy coated impressions.