If We Make It Through December" is a song written and recorded by Merle Haggard. It was released in October 1973 as the lead single from the album Merle Haggard's Christmas Present, and was the title track on a non-Christmas album four months later.

In the years since its release, "If We Make It Through December" — which, in addition to its Christmas motif, also uses themes of unemployment and loneliness....has become one of the trademark songs of Haggard's career.

It was on this day Dec. 22nd, 1973 that Merle Haggard was perched at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with “If We Make It Through December.”

Check out the above video to this great classic song.