Country music sprinkles a generous dose of holiday magic with a Southern twist in its Christmas songs. Taste in music is as diverse as snowflakes, but these five beloved country Christmas tunes will have everyone swaying to the rhythm of this holiday season:
1. “Christmas in Dixie” by Alabama
This classic song by the iconic country band Alabama celebrates Christmas in the southern United States, painting a warm and nostalgic picture of the holiday season.
2. “Hard Candy Christmas” by Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton’s heartfelt rendition of “Hard Candy Christmas” reflects on the challenges and emotions that can come with the holiday season.
3. “Pretty Paper” by Willie Nelson
Originally written and recorded by Willie Nelson, “Pretty Paper” has been covered by various artists. Nelson’s version tells the story of a street vendor selling Christmas wrapping paper, inviting listeners to contemplate the spirit of generosity for people in need.
4. “Christmas Cookies” by George Strait
George Strait’s “Christmas Cookies” is a lighthearted and fun song that adds a touch of humor to the holiday season. The song playfully compares the various ingredients of Christmas cookies to the qualities that make a perfect holiday.
5. “Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy” by Brad Paisley
Brad Paisley’s upbeat and humorous “Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy” adds a playful twist to the idea of Santa Claus and keeps the Christmas spirit alive with its catchy melody.