There’s nothing like a good story song to get our Christmas song list going. You’ll remember the classic-ish “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer.”
Elmo and Patsy recorded the silly tune about an unfortunate even that may or may not have really happened.
Canadian country legend Anne Murray put her voice on the traditional “O Come All Ye Faithful,” for a moving version of a timeless hymn identified with Christmas. It’s found on Anne Murray’s Christmas Album.
Country superstar Carrie Underwood has recorded Christmas standards like ‘O Holy Night,’ ‘The First Noel’ and ‘I’ll Be Home for Christmas’ (an unexpected duet with Elvis Presley). It is her rendition of “Do You Hear What I Hear?” that we love the most. It was originally ecorded in 2007 for the Hear Something Country Christmas compilation. She also performed the song during the 75th Annual Lighting of the Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center that year.
Did you know Lady Antebellum recorded a version of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”? If not, you’re welcome. You don’t want to miss their version of the Christmas standard.
In 1992 Garth Brooks released his first Christmas album, which included his Garth-ian “Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy.”
Loretta Lynn gave us “Country Christmas” in 1966.
Johnny Cash did what he does best with “The Christmas Guest,” telling the story of a shopkeeper named Conrad, who is waiting on a visit from the Lord. He ultimately realizes that God visited him in the form of beggars who needed his generosity.
Vince Gill recorded his first Christmas album Let There Be Peace on Earth and singled the title song in 1993.
Brenda Lee set the standard for “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” at the age of 13 in 1958.
Willie Nelson wrote “Pretty Paper” 1963 and Roy Orbison recorded it. The red headed stranger recorded the song himself when he released his own Christmas album.
When Kenny Rogers and Wynona Judd teamed up for “Mary, Did You Know?” the emotional song found an audience in country music fans.
What country-fied Christmas song is Number One on your list?