Holiday Hoedown

Chisholm Country offers its Country Christmas music favorites to set the mood for the holiday season with covers & originals

Nothing puts people in the holiday spirit like music. Christmas songs are like the star on the tree, the stuffing with the turkey, the wrapping and ribbons around the presents. Without them, something seems to be missing.

Right after Thanksgiving, the Christmas songs flood the airwaves, blast from the car stereo, and inundate shoppers with the Christmas Cheer in stores, getting everybody – even the most reluctant – into the season’s spirit.

Of course, everybody has their personal favorites, whether it is the classical hymns, the standards or the more modern songs. Some like to focus on the story of Christmas, others enjoy songs about family gatherings and festivities or the well-earned, snow-filled holiday – not that’s going to happen in Texas, but still, you never know. Others associate with the lamentations of the lonely, about lost love and remorse, especially felt during the holidays.

With so many different versions of classic Christmas songs, it has become a standard for most Country and Western stars to venture into producing their renditions of the seasonal songs, along with a few of their own originals. So since many folks in the Heart of Texas remain partial to their country singers and songwriters, has come up with a specialized list of Christmas songs, tailored to that preference – one for every day of the Advent.

Change the order, add your own favorites, let us know, so we can add and adapt this list and watch it grow. Have fun listening to the eclectic mix of modern, less known songs, alternative and true classics.

  1. I’ll Be Home For Christmas – Rascal Flatts

2. Country Christmas – Loretta Lynn

3. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Trace Adkins

4. Mary, Did You Know? – Glen Campbell

5. Gold & Green – Sugarland

6. Dear Santa – Tim McGraw

7. Pretty Paper – Willie Nelson

8. Silent Night – Faith Hill

9. O Little Town of Bethlehem – Terri Clark

10. Carol Of The Bells – Leann Rimes

11. A Christmas Letter – Keith Whitley

12. Little Drummer Boy – King & Country

13. Silver Bells – Martina McBride

14. Christmas Cookies – George Strait

15. When A Child Is Born – Kenny Rogers

16. Let It Be Christmas – Alan Jackson

17. It Won’t Be Christmas Without You – Brooks & Dunn

18. You Make It Feel Like Christmas – Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani

19. Christmas In The Country - Thomas Rhett

20. Let There Be Peace On Earth – Vince & Jenny Gill

21. The First Noel – Lady Antebellum

22. The Christmas Guest – Johnny Cash

23. Candy Cane Christmas – Darius Rucker

24. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee

25. Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley

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1 comment

  1. Donna 29 December, 2020 at 10:32 Reply

    Simone, thank you for the posts of Christmas music. Although I shrug off “Texas/Western sounds and style, I heard Vince and Jenny Gill’s version of Peace on Earth and appreciated the visuals with quotes that were inspiring. I would dream of replaying on an outdoor screen for others to hear and contemplate. We should look back on 2020 and see that our society needs peace.
    May your 2021 be one of special meaning and a measure of peace.

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