Santacular Christmas Countdown – #6 – Robert Earl Keen

Robert Earl Keen – “Merry Christmas From the Family”

He’s worshiped in Texas, loved in by fans of country rock throughout the world, and completely unknown everywhere else, though this song might register with anyone who has no idea who Robert Earl Keen is.  And they should, because it’s a brilliant four-minute piece of refreshingly politically-uncorrect truth. The story of a Christmas full of family, alcohol and multiple runs to the Quik Pak store.