Merry Christmas from the Family

Lyrics: Robert Earl Keen
Music: Robert Earl Keen

Played by Mark Karan with the Phil Lesh and the Terrapin Family Band in December 2012.

Mom got drunk and Dad got drunk
At our Christmas party
We were drinking champagne punch
And homemade eggnog
Little sister brought her new boyfriend
He was a Mexican
We didn't know what to think of him until 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 Mary Nell
Of course he brought his new wife Kay
Who talks all about AA
Chain smoking while the stereo plays
Noel, Noel, the First Noel

Carve the turkey, turn the ball game on
It's margaritas when the eggnog's gone
Send somebody to the Quickpak Store
We need some ice and an extension chord
A can of bean dip and some Diet Rites
A box of Pampers, some Marlboro Lights
Halellujah, everybody say cheese
Merry Christmas from the family

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

Carve the turkey turn the ball game 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 Sprites
A box of Tampons, some Salem Lights
Halellujah, everybody say cheese
Merry Christmas from the Family

Feliz Navidad