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The Johnny Cash Family Christmas is the 41st overall and second Christmas album by country singer Johnny Cash, released on Columbia Records in 1972. It is his second Christmas album, the first one being the 1963 release entitled The Christmas Spirit. The album includes less original Cash material than its predecessor and contains narrations and dialogue featuring his family and friends, between tracks. In all, three songs were written or co-written by Cash, while two, "Christmas as I Knew It" and "Silent Night", had been featured on The Christmas Spirit ("Silent Night" would, in fact, be featured on all four Johnny Cash Christmas albums). June Carter Cash, Marshall Grant, Tommy Cash, Harold Reid, Larry Butler (who was both Cash's piano player and record producer at this time), Maybelle Carter, Anita Carter, Carl Perkins and Lew DeWitt are among those featured on the album.

The Johnny Cash Family Christmas
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Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 1972
Recorded1972
Genre
Length38:20
LabelColumbia
ProducerLarry Butler
Johnny Cash chronology
America: A 200-Year Salute in Story and Song
(1972)
The Johnny Cash Family Christmas
(1972)
International Superstar
(1972)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars link

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."King of Love" (featuring the Statler Brothers and the Carter Family)Harold Reid5:25
2."Jingle Bells"James Pierpont3:22
3."That Christmasy Feeling" (featuring Tommy Cash)Tommy Cash, Jimmy Peppers3:28
4."My Merry Christmas Song"/"Merry Christmas Mary" (featuring Larry Butler)Larry Butler5:09
5."Christmas Time's A-Coming"Tex Logan4:10
6."Christmas With You" (featuring June Carter Cash)Johnny Cash2:45
7."Christmas as I Knew It"June Carter Cash, Jan Howard3:16
8."When You're Twenty-One" (featuring Carl Perkins)Carl Perkins3:03
9."An Old Fashioned Tree" (featuring Lew DeWitt)Cordelia Pearl Williams1:57
10."Silent Night"Franz Gruber, Joseph Mohr3:00

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