By Chris Willman
October 08, 2008 at 04:00 AM EDT

The Johnny Cash Christmas Specials

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Johnny Cash opens his ’76 Christmas Special show trading kitschy banter with Tony Orlando. ”?’Tie a Yellow Ribbon’ is ? my prison song,” says ? Orlando, introducing his then-smash. ”You should do some prison songs!” Somewhere, Rick Rubin is screaming. But in a corn-for-gold swap, you get the priceless joy of the Carter family singing ”In the Pines,” and Barbara Mandrell as history’s ? first and last total hottie steel-guitar virtuoso. (Other guests range from Billy Graham to Andy Kaufman.) And who cares if ”Sunday Morning Coming Down,” Cash’s duet with Kris Kristofferson, could only be Amy Winehouse’s idea of a Christmas song? B

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