The holiday season is a time to be merry and have fun, and the fullest way to enjoy it is through Country Christmas songs! The twang in these tracks is like Santa Claus’ bells as he goes around dropping inside chimneys and delivering gifts. It’s just filled to the brim with happiness and good vibes. Some sound so sweet, like a freshly baked stuffed turkey with its savory flavor filling up your nose. But of course, Christmas songs also speak about sadness – missing loved ones who used to celebrate the holidays with us – and the emptiness that comes with such a wonderful occasion. Because sometimes, that’s just how life is.
And Country Thang Daily is here to deliver to you all of those emotions in 60 different Country Christmas tracks.
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So, scroll down, add the songs on a playlist, hit the play button, and let them blast on the background while you enjoy your chores or while you cozy up on your couch drinking your hot chocolate. Or you could let your inner child out, sing along and dance away to the songs. Life is too short to spend all of your time thinking about the worries in the world.
1. A Baby Changes Everything by Faith Hill
Faith Hill reminds us of the story of the birth of Jesus Christ – how Mary had to leave and go away to ‘give’ life to Him with the shepherds all gathered around and with a star up above shining down.
2. A Christmas Letter by Reba McEntire
This song is perhaps what we wish for all during this time: peace on earth for Christmas. It’s a calming song that will remind us how simple we want our world to be, a place where children will thrive and be happy.
3. A Holly Jolly Christmas by Alan Jackson
Have a holly jolly Christmas, it’s the best time of the year… indeed! It’s the season to be merry, to forget the worries, and to just celebrate the whole year that we have survived.
4. A Smoky Mountain Christmas by Dolly Parton
Celebrate Christmas on a smoky mountain with nothing much that money buys, but everything worthwhile in life. No presents to unwrap, just the feeling of life and nature flowing through you.
5. All I Want For Christmas Is You by Vince Vance & the Valiants
To anyone who is in a long-distance relationship, this song is a really good way to remind them that all you want for Christmas is them and only them.
6. All I Want For Christmas Dear Is You by Travis Tritt
Send this to your partner if you sadly end up being far away from each other this holiday season. In the air there’s happiness, but in me there’s loneliness, and we’re sure they feel the same way too!
7. Amazing Grace by Alan Jackson
Amazing grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me – this song is definitely a must-play during the Christmas season. No Christmas is complete without this track.
8. Away In A Manger by Alan Jackson
I love thee, Lord Jesus! And we sing along with Alan Jackson as we praise the Lord, our King and Savior.
9. Baby, It’s Cold Outside by Brett Eldredge ft. Meghan Trainor
You will catch yourself getting Last Song Syndrome over this cover duet: I really can’t stay, but baby it’s cold outside!
10. Blue Christmas by Elvis Presley
The holiday season might make you remember an ex or the one who got away. Don’t send them a text! Sing with us, I’ll have a blue Christmas without you, I’ll be so blue just thinking about you and be done with it.
11. Cherry Cherry Christmas by Neil Diamond
This sweet song greets you with a genuine wish for you to have a very merry, cherry cherry Christmas. And you’ll definitely find yourself smiling while listening to this song until the end.
12. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) by Chris Young
Christmas is the time for reunions and to those waiting around for their loved ones to come home, sing them this song: The snow’s coming down… you should be here with me.
13. Christmas In Heaven by Scotty McCreery
For some, Christmas doesn’t signify a change or an end to a chapter. It’s just the same old things – red, white, and green everywhere – and sometimes, that’s more comforting.
14. Christmas Of Many Colors by Dolly Parton
Joys and tears and miracles – a mix of emotions that envelope Christmas and Dolly Parton’s storytelling will surely make you feel all of them in one song.
15. The Christmas Shoes by NewSong
We knew we’d caught a piece of Heaven’s love with this heartwarming tale of one life-changing Christmas Eve. This song was turned into a novel, then adapted into a movie, and it became one of the most influential Christmas songs of the 21st century.
16. Comin’ Home For Christmas by Dolly Parton
This song is reserved for those who have been so far away and are coming home for Christmas. Finally, the picture will be perfect.
17. Dear Santa by Jonny Houlihan
Dear Santa, we got a favor that we need to ask: Can you please play this song while you fly around spreading Christmas cheer to sprinkle some romantic vibes as well? It’s a sweet country song that is perfect for a slow dance with your significant other. Or maybe use it as a confession to that girl or boy you’ve been wanting to ask out for a long time. Valentine’s is overrated anyway!
18. Do You Hear What I Hear by Carrie Underwood
A song high above the trees, do you hear it? Carrie Underwood belts the song with a powerful voice, and it is argued as one of the best cover versions.
19. The First Noel by Josh Turner
Josh Turner’s signature deep voice takes on the classic Christmas tune, and it’s a treat to the ears. No one can really top Turner, especially when he hits down with Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel, born is the king of Israel.
20. Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer by Elmo & Patsy
This novelty country Christmas song isn’t exactly the kind of holiday song we would expect, but it’s definitely a fun one. Grandma getting run over by a reindeer while she walks home on Christmas Eve definitely makes us question whether Santa Claus is fit to carry a driver’s license or not.
21. Happy Xmas (War Is Over) by John Lennon
And we greet each other with a very Merry Christmas and a happy New year! Play this song for family members who love to fight, and when you want them to get back together to remind them that this is the season of loving.
22. Hard Candy Christmas by Dolly Parton
Be inspired by Dolly Parton’s Christmas tune from the soundtrack of the 1982 American musical comedy The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. It may be a hard candy Christmas, and we’re barely getting through tomorrow, but we won’t let sorrow bring us way down.
23. I’d Like To Spend Christmas With Santa by Dolly Parton
This is one wish we all had at one point in time: to spend Christmas with Santa. But probably even at an older age, we would still love to have this dream come true.
24. I’ll Wait for You by Joe Nichols
Nothing is impossible for two people who want to be with each other. Even snow three feet high and the truck breaking down can’t prevent the man from getting to his woman. And not even the birth of their son could keep the woman from not waiting for her man.
25. If We Make It Through December by Merle Haggard
Merle Haggard speaks about the not-so-popular side of Christmas – the exhaustion of working all year and the sadness of how that it’s still not enough. But it also shines a hopeful message, singing if we make it through December, everything’s gonna be alright I know.
26. Jingle Bells by Alan Jackson
Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way… oh, what fun it is to celebrate the last chapter of the year! And this iconic Christmas song sounds like a bop when flavored with Alan Jackson’s perfect country voice.
27. Joy to the World by George Strait
Just like Jingle Bells, this song is also another iconic and classic Christmas tune. And George Strait’s cover version just hits differently! Sing with us joy to the world, the Lord has come!
28. Let It Be Christmas by Alan Jackson
If you love the fuzzy feeling of Christmas, then this soft, smooth, and heartwarming song will definitely give you that. You will feel the love of season wherever you are, even on the small country roads lines with green mistletoe.
29. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow by George Strait
George Strait really knows how to amp up a simple song to a groovy country tune. You’ll definitely find yourself swaying as you sing, and since we’ve no place to go, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
30. Let There Be Peace on Earth by Vince Gill
Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me because some things that we want need to start with us. End the year on a good note and open the next chapter of the year with a fresh change.
31. Little Drummer Boy by KING & COUNTRY
This version hits quite different from the classic tune but in a good pa rum pum pum pum way. Take a listen and better yet, watch the song’s music video!
32. Love Me Tender by Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley never really disappoints, and “Love Me Tender” is another example of just how good he is. It’s not exactly what you’d play on Christmas Day, but a song about love will never be out of place in a season like this! So go ahead, don’t mind the people who’d tell you it’s not Christmas-y.
33. Mary, Did You Know by Carrie Underwood
Mary, did you know that your baby boy is the reason for this holiday? And this song is a song of thanks for Him. And with Carrie Underwood’s angel-like voice, anyone who hears it will feel the song all through their soul.
34. Merry Christmas From The Family by Robert Earl Keen
If you’re having quite chaotic Christmas reunion, this song is the perfect tune to play. Hallelujah, everybody say “Cheese” and Merry Christmas from the Family.
35. O Come, All Ye Faithful by Alan Jackson
Another classic Christmas song covered by the legendary Alan Jackson. Let’s sing along with him; O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord.
36. O’ Holy Night by Home Free
It is the night of our dear savior’s birth, and it’s time to be thankful for it.
37. Old Time Christmas by George Strait
And we’d all sing, We’d have an old time Christmas just like the ones from yesterday. This 1999 song is a reminder to take time slowly and just savor and enjoy every moment.
38. Old Toy Trains by Roger Miller
Old toy trains, little toy tracks definitely brings back childhood memories. And that time of innocence and wonder is hard to let go, no matter what age you are. So, take a trip down memory lane with this Roger Miller track.
39. Pretty Paper by Jenny Daniels
You’d better hurry, my how does time fly, and don’t take any moment for granted. Play “Pretty Papers” to remind you of that, especially when the holiday rolls in.
40. Put A Little Holiday In Your Heart by LeAnn Rimes
Sometimes, our spirits get weak, and we need help to believe and push that cloud of doubt away. And so, LeAnn Rimes reminds us to put a little holiday in our hearts, give ourselves a melody that we can’t forget, and to join the little harmony to keep the world from tearing apart. And these days, this is something we should try to live by.
41. Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee
Rock around the Christmas tree and let the spirit of the holiday ring. Dare to have fun and enjoy the season of loving and giving.
42. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by George Strait
Rudolph with your nose so bright, why don’t you help our hearts find some fun tonight? This tune may not have the upbeat party sounds that we’re used to now, but it will still cheer you up and make you smile!
43. Run Run Rudolph by Luke Bryan
Santa’s got to make it to town, so run Rudolph! The children are awaiting for Santa to go down the chimney and slip their presents under the Christmas tree.
44. Santa Baby by Kellie Pickler
It’s the time of the year to send our lists to Santa Baby, and who knows, he might check one off on it!
45. Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town by Alan Jackson
You better watch out because this song will have you conquering the living room and singing along with it. To date, the classic “Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town” has been covered by over 200 artists, including country musician Alan Jackson. And of course, the legendary artist put his own twist to the track and made it a staple in the genre.
46. Silent Night by Alan Jackson
We all know this song by heart, Silent night, holy night and Alan Jackson’s cover is definitely a version that is a treat to the ears!
47. Silver Bells by Blake Shelton ft. Xenia
When Christmas time comes, the city sidewalks become busy sidewalks dressed in holiday style and it’s such a wonderful scene to watch. And with Blake Shelton’s voice on the background singing the song, the whole view just becomes more marvelous.
48. Shriner’s Convention by Ray Stevens
Celebrate Christmas with a loud, roaring sound with drums flailing and sirens wailing. After all, it’s that time of the year to have fun and not worry about anything!
49. Tennessee Christmas by Babbie Mason & Guy Penrod
This is a very simple song just wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. And it’s a good song to loop when Christmas Day finally knocks in!
50. Thank God For Kids by The Oak Ridge Boys
If you’re not really fond of kids, maybe you’ll be when you hear “Thank God for Kids.” Because it actually makes sense that if it weren’t for them, then probably Santa Claus wouldn’t have existed. And Christmas would probably be less fun.
51. Til’ Santa’s Gone (Milk and Cookies) by Clint Black
This is the perfect Christmas song to play for kids. Maybe parents will end up seeing late-night snacks under the tree… some milk and cookies as an offering for Santa Claus. (We’re not revealing any secrets here!)
52. Two Step ‘Round The Christmas Tree by Blake Shelton
Roll back the rug so we can two-step ’round the Christmas tree and enjoy the holiday spirit! And Blake Shelton definitely nailed the old country Christmas style so much that you’ll end up dancing to the tune whether you like it or not.
53. Underneath the Tree by Kelly Clarkson
Pour your heart out with this Kelly Clarkson song. Tell them that they’re all you need underneath the tree.
54. Unlikely Angel by Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton knows how to touch us with a romantic song, and she definitely didn’t fail with this one, especially with the line when I was at my worst, I found you.
55. We’ve Got Tonight by Kenny Rogers & Sheena Easton
If you are in the mood to get hurt and just cry your heart out, sing along with Kenny Rogers and Sheena Easton’s “We’ve Got Tonight” – I know your plans don’t include me still here we are both of us lonely.
56. Where Are You Christmas by Faith Hill
Sometimes, we just feel lost and it’s so hard to find the laughter and the music, but it doesn’t mean that it’s gone. The world is just changing, and your life is rearranging, but soon you’ll find your way back and know that the joy of Christmas stays here inside us and fills each and every heart with love.
57. White Christmas by Alan Jackson
Alan Jackson definitely dominated this list, and it’s not really surprising. The man can really sing the hell out of a Christmas tune! And this song is not an exception. If you want to dream of a white Christmas where the treetops glisten, and children listen to hear sleigh bells in the snow, then all you have to do is play this song. You will be transported right into it.
58. White Winter Hymnal by Fleet Foxes
Fleet Foxes tells a white winter story of growing up and losing track of each other in this track. As the narrator goes, I was following the pack, swallowed in their coats… and I turned ’round and there you go. Christmas isn’t always like sparklights and fun winter snow. Sometimes, it’s sad and lonely.
59. Winter Wonderland by George Strait
This song is definitely one of the classics, and George Strait is also one, and so you can just imagine how good this is. And its message about being unafraid to face the plans made walking in winter wonderland makes it even more worthwhile to listen to.
60. With Bells by Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton’s With Bells duet is definitely a moment a remember, so don’t forget to play this song this holiday and sing along with them…This Christmas I’ll be home with bells on.
Hope you have a good time playing these Country Christmas tunes!