“If We Make It Through December” by the great Merle Haggard was first released during the recession of 1973, and since then has become a holiday classic. It injects a note of economic realism amidst the other Christmas songs with their invocations of Santa, visions of sugar plum fairies, etc. What better way to kick off the month of December?
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