- Released: June 16, 1995
- Originally Released: 2005
- Label: EMI Special Products
- 1.Silver Bells
- 2.Grandma's Homemade Christmas Card
- 3.Jingle Bells
- 4.Santa Claus And Popcorn
- 5.White Christmas
- 6.Bobby Wants A Puppy For Christmas
- 7.If We Make It Through December
- 8.Winter Wonderland
- 9.Daddy Won't Be Home Again For Christmas
- 10.Silent Night
Personnel: Merle Haggard (vocals, guitar).
One of many Merle Haggard contributions to the holiday season, A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS is a festive affair: Haggard does creditable versions of "Silver Bells" and "Winter Wonderland," and performs manfully on the rarely heard "Bobby Wants a Puppy For Christmas." But this wouldn't be a Haggard album without songs about the holiday's less cheerful aspects, so there's also "If We Make It Through December," about being laid off at Christmas, and the tearful "Daddy Won't Be Home Again For Christmas," about an absent father who's either sick or in jail. But mostly, Haggard is an unexpectedly sensitive interpreter of these seasonal favorites.