Personnel: George Strait (vocals); Billy Joe Walker, Jr. (acoustic guitar); Paul Franklin (steel guitar); Reggie Young, Larry Byrom (electric guitar); Johnny Gimble (fiddle); John Jarvis (piano); David Hungate (bass); Eddie Byers (drums); Curtis Young (background vocals).
Merry Christmas Strait to You features George Strait performing a variety of holiday favorites. Featured songs include "White Christmas," "There's a New Kid in Town," "Winter Wonderland," and "Merry Christmas Straight to You," along with six others. Strait's performances are rather straightforward and consistent with traditional performances of these mostly well-known songs. In addition, Strait humors you with a witty title for this album. ~ Jason Birchmeier