Festivities this year are certainly in full swing and people across the globe are surely playing classic carols to go with the holiday cheer. For all country music fans, Alan Jackson‘s “I Only Want You for Christmas” is a gold standard. It is not only filled to the brim with Yuletide spirit with its unique backing tracks, but Jackson made it to a point to make it a love song too!
Jackson skillfully paints us a picture of a classic holiday season scenery where he describes the tree and all the presents. He briefly wonders if there is a gift for him, before launching into his true wishes in the catchy chorus.
“I Only Want You for Christmas” skillfully blends the Christmas honky-tonk vibe and a very sweet message. Alan Jackson certainly did a good job delivering it with conviction and light-hearted fun. The music video even has his band featured in the background. It adds to the whole ambiance of the song.
This song charted on the Hot Country Song Charts, and we sure can understand why!
Listen to the amazingly Christmas track here!
Honky Tonk Christmas
“Honky Tonk Christmas” is Jackson’s fourth studio album, as well as his first Christmas album. It was released on October 12, 1993. This album peaked at No. 42 on the U.S. Billboard 200, and No. 7 on the Top Country Albums chart. In January 1998, it was certified Platinum by the RIAA. And as of November 2017, it has sold for over 1.3 million copies in the United States.
This album also features a cover of Jon Denver’s “Please, Daddy (Don’t Get Drunk This Christmas).” Some of the tracks in this album were also used in various movies. “A Holly Jolly Christmas” was included in the soundtrack for the 1992 movie “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.” Moreover, “Santa’s Gonna Come in a Pickup Truck” was included in the 1994 Alvin and the Chipmunks album “A Very Merry Chipmunk.”
All in all, the Honky Tonk Christmas sure did wiggle itself in our hearts. It has become a staple in our holiday playlists.