Friday, December 15, 2006


I do not know how far from Texas this song may have traveled, but it is like a Seasonal National Anthem down here. You can hate Country Western music, hate it bad, and still be lovin' this.
Believe me, I know.
My Daughter and Son and I have started the daily ritual of putting it on and singin' in as loud and and raucous a fashion as possible.
If you have never heard it, I'm sorry. Takes the edge off of the insanity!

(Robert Earl Keen Jr.)
Robert Earl Keen - 1994

Mom got drunk and Dad got drunk
At our Christmas party
We were drinkin' champagne punch
And homemade eggnog
Little sister brought her new boyfriend
He was a Mexican
We didn't know what to think of him
Til he sang Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Brother Ken brought his kids with him
The three from his first wife Lynn
And the two identical twins
From his second wife MaryNell
Of course he brought his new wife Kaye
Who talks all about AA
Chain smokin' while the stereo plays
Noel, Noel, The first Noe

lCarve the turkey turn the ball game on
Mix Margaritas when the eggnog's gone
Send somebody to the Quik-Pak store
We need some ice and an extention cord
A can of bean dip and some Diet Rite
A box of tampons and some Marlboro Lights
Hallelujah everybody say cheese
Merry Christmas from the family

Fran and Rita drove from Harlingen
I can't remember how I'm kin to them
But when they tried to plug their motorhome in
They blew our christmas lights
Cousin David knew just what went wrong
So we all waited on our front lawn
He threw the breaker and the lights came on
And we sang Silent Night
Oh Silent Night

Carve the turkey turn the ballgame on
Make Bloody Marys cause we all want one
Send somebody to the Stop 'n Go
We need some celery and a can of fake snow
A bag of lemons and some Diet Sprite
A box of tampons and some Salem Lights
Hallelujah everybody say cheese
Merry Christmas from the family
Feliz Navidad.


Kilroy_60 said...

I'm running far behind on my Writing 1,000 Comments experiment. Thanks for coming by to visit and support The Gonzo Papers. I'll be back to comment soon, I promise.

For now, this is an easy one. You, my friend, have been tagged! It's my first meme, 'Tis The Season

Old Lady said...

Have never heard it before. Cute!

Mother of Invention said...

Never reached me in Canada! Hey, my 3 nieces are in Houston this weekend for 4 days..maybe they'll hear it!!

Barbara said...

Too bad we can't hear the tune!

red-dirt-girl said...

never heard this one before!!! reminds me a little of "grandma got hit by some reindeer......."

i'm with Barbara - wish I could hear the tune.......sure sounds like Christmas at my house.......minus the catfight that usually breaks out between my sis and I........!

Meowwww-y Christmas!

red dirt kitty -hahahaha

GrizzBabe said...

Ahh, there's nothing like putting the memories of a redneck Christmas into song. Brings a tear to my eye.

Mystic Rose said...


merry christmas and have a wonderful time these hols.

steve said...

Its from his album"gringo Honeymoon' which io picked up at, 1/2 price bookstore for $2... also appears on #2 live Diner...wish i knew how to create a thing where ya'll could hear it... maybe next year.