Merry Christmas Wherever You Are

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Merry Christmas Wherever You Are
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 21, 1999
StudioOcean Way Studios
LabelMCA Nashville
ProducerTony Brown
George Strait
George Strait chronology
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Merry Christmas Wherever You Are
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]
The Austin Chronicle2/5 stars [2]
Chicago Tribune(mixed) [3]
Entertainment WeeklyB [4]

Merry Christmas Wherever You Are is the second Christmas album by George Strait. It was released by MCA Records. It has his versions of many classic Christmas songs, as well as the newly penned tracks "I Know What I Want for Christmas", "Old Time Christmas", "Noel Leon", "Santa's on His Way" and the title track.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Know What I Want for Christmas" (Charlie Black, Dana Hunt) – 3:21
  2. "Old Time Christmas" (Aaron Barker, John Jarvis) – 3:18
  3. "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne) – 2:19
  4. "Jingle Bell Rock" (Joe Beal, Jim Boothe) – 2:12
  5. "Merry Christmas (Wherever You Are)" (Jerry Laseter, Mack Vickery) – 2:59
  6. "All I Want for Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth)" (Donald Gardner) – 2:34
  7. "The Christmas Song" (Mel Tormé, Bob Wells) – 3:58
  8. "Noel Leon" (Mike Geiger, Woody Mullis, Ricky Ray Rector) – 2:53
  9. "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (Johnny Marks) – 2:54
  10. "Santa's on His Way" (David Anthony) – 2:06


Strings by The Nashville String Machine, arranged and conducted by Russell Mauldin

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 10
U.S. Billboard 200 78


  1. ^ Merry Christmas Wherever You Are at AllMusic
  2. ^ Gray, Christopher (1999-12-24). "Garth Brooks, The Magic of Christmas (sic) (Capitol); George Strait; Merry Christmas Wherever You Are (MCA)". The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 2013-05-15.
  3. ^ Kot, Greg; Reich, Howard; von Rhein, John; Hurst, Jack; Royko, David (1999-12-12). "Holiday CDs". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2013-05-13.
  4. ^ Willman, Chris (1999-12-10). "Christmas Music Roundup". Entertainment Weekly: 108. Retrieved 2013-05-13.