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A John Prine Christmas is the 11th studio album by American folk singer John Prine, released in 1994.

A John Prine Christmas
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Studio album by
GenreChristmas, country, folk
LabelOh Boy
ProducerHowie Epstein, David Ferguson, Jack Grochmal, Jim Rooney
John Prine chronology
Great Days: The John Prine Anthology
A John Prine Christmas
Lost Dogs and Mixed Blessings

"If You Were the Woman and I Was the Man" is a duet with Margo Timmins, lead singer of the Cowboy Junkies.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic      [1]
Robert Christgau [2]

Writing for Allmusic, critic Ronnie D. Lankford, Jr. wrote of the album "this isn't the run-of-the-mill holiday product, and Prine can still write a good song when he sets his mind to it. Old fans will be glad to see that even cynics can age gracefully."[1] Music critic Robert Christgau gave the album a 1-star Honorable Mention rating.[2]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Everything Is Cool" (John Prine) – 3:24
  2. "All the Best" (Prine) – 4:34 (live)
  3. "Silent Night All Day Long " – 3:52
  4. "If You Were the Woman and I Was the Man" (Margo Timmins) – 4:36 (live)
  5. "Silver Bells" (Ray Evans, Jay Livingston) – 3:57
  6. "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" (Tommie Connor) – 3:06
  7. "Christmas in Prison" (Prine) – 3:59 (live)
  8. "A John Prine Christmas" (Prine) – 5:10


  1. ^ a b Lankford, Jr., Ronnie D. "Live on Tour > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 9, 2011.
  2. ^ a b Christgau, Robert. "Live on Tour > Review". Robert Christgau. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2011.