Well, Y'all - I reckon that the Ol' Dawg is in the minority on this'un. I have my share of Christmas CD's, and find that I don't listen to any of 'em much, after the initial listenin'. How many times can we all hear the same few songs done over and over ? I would REALLY like to hear somebody do a Christmas album of totally NEW songs. I tend to gravitate toward the songs done in more unconventional ways. "If We Make It Through December" is one of my all-time faves, too. There's a phenomenal "a capella" version of "Joy To The World" by Vern Gosdin from a compilation Christmas CD a few years back. "Christmas Cookies" by George Strait is a good'un - Travis Tritt does a "rocked up" version of "Winter Wonderland", and there's one that's an absolute hoot by blues giant Albert King, called "Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin' ". My favorite Christmas CD could very well be the one called "Seven Gates", performed by folks like J.J. Cale, Neil Young, and Rusty Kershaw, among others. What will I listen to during the Christmas holidays ? Probably, "Live At The Fillmore East" by Jawja's very own Allman Brothers. Ain't really got nuthin' to do with Christmas, but, it's as good as it gets - In ANY kind of music !!!
The one that keeps running through my head today is "Holly, Jolly Christmas" by Burl Ives. Not my favorite but I'm hearing it in my head today.
My favorite is Rhondas version of "Beautiful Star" you dont get any better than that!! But I also really like Dolly Parton "Hard Candy Christmas"
Come on now, Dean. You know "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" is right up there at the top of the list!
Christmas songs are all very special with great stories of our Lord Jesus Christ. I think Rhonda's "Beautiful Star" is second to none. Absolutely beautifully done. But don't forget Elvis's "Blue Christmas"
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