Classic Country Christmas Songs

Tuesday, 24 December 2013 06:22 AM Written by 

Some country Christmas tunes from the distant past, most not that well-known.

 Bill Monroe And His Bluegrass Boys: "Christmas Time's A-Comin'" (1980's)

From "Nashville Now," Ralph Emery's old Nashville Network TV show.  Monroe first recorded it in 1951.

Faron Young: "I'm Gonna Tell Santa Claus On You"  (1953)

The Davis Sisters: "The Christmas Boogie." (1954) (Chet Atkins on lead guitar, recorded in NYC with a group of Manhattan musicians).

George Jones: "New Baby For Christmas" (1957)

Johnny Horton: "They Shined Up Rudolph's Nose"  (1959)

Loretta Lynn (at her acidic best): "To Heck With Old Santa Claus"  (1966)

Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys: "Santa Is On His Way" (1949)

Patsy Cline and Ferlin Husky: "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" (1959)

From the ABC "Jubilee USA" TV show.

Homer & Jethro: a hilariously bent version of "The Night Before Christmas" (1968)

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