I was going to give my suggestions for 10 country Christmas songs you should have on your holiday playlist, but there are so many great songs, I’ve divided my list into two parts. I’ve chosen songs from many different artists over the past 20 or so years. Many are favorite covers, but there are quite a few originals as well. And now part 2 of my10 Country Christmas songs for your holiday playlist.
Don’t forget to check out my 10 Country Christmas songs for your holiday playlist – Part 1.
Enjoy and Merry Christmas!
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“I’ll Be Home for Christmas” – Sara Evans
Sara Evans is one of country music’s best female vocalists. She does a wonderful job on this sentimental holiday favorite, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.” The song can be found on Sara’s “At Christmas” CD.
“Two Step ‘Round the Christmas Tree” – Suzy Bogguss
One of my all-time favorite country Christmas songs has to be the spirited “Two Step ‘Round the Christmas Tree” from Suzy Bogguss. It’s got a great Western Swing feel, and can be found on 10 Great Country Christmas Songs.
“Winter Wonderland” – Brooks & Dunn
Another great holiday song done in true country fashion is “Winter Wonderland” from Brooks & Dunn. I love the way Ronnie changes the lyrics to say “all the buckaroos knock him down.” This can be found on Kix & Ronnie’s “It Won’t Be Christmas Without You” CD.
“O Holy Night” – Martina McBride
The song “O Holy Night” isn’t an easy one to sing. But, Martina McBride takes it on and just kills it. She has the perfect voice for this type of song, being a true belter. The song can be found on Martina’s oft-released “White Christmas” CD.
“Christmas Cookies” – George Strait
It’s not Christmas without some “Christmas Cookies” from the King, George Strait. This song is fun and whimsical, and it makes me want to head to the kitchen to start baking some cookies of my own. It can be found on A Country Superstar Christmas III.
“Old Toy Trains” – Restless Heart
Restless Heart has some of the best harmonies in country music, and they put them to good use on this Roger Miller tune, “Old Toy Trains.” You can find the track on Restless Heart’s A Restless Heart Christmas CD.
“The Christmas Guest” – Johnny Cash
A different Christmas song, “The Christmas Guest” is done in spoken word. My favorite version is by the Man in Black, Johnny Cash. This can be found on Johnny’s “The Classic Christmas Album.”
“Born on Christmas Day” – Brad Paisley
Brad Paisley penned “Born on Christmas Day” when he was 12-years-old. On this version, he combines audio of himself singing this at the age of 12 along with his present day vocal. It’s magic, and a great holiday tune. It can be found on Brad’s Brad Paisley Christmas CD.
“Santa Baby” – Kellie Pickler
“Santa Baby” is a song originally sung by Eartha Kitt. Kellie Pickler puts her own spin on the song, which fits her blonde bombshell personality to a “T.” The song can be found on (NOW That’s What I Call a Country Christmas.
“O Little Town of Bethlehem” – Elvis Presley (featuring Karen & Kimberly of Little Big Town)
The magic of recording makes this duet possible. The album, “Elvis Christmas Duets” was released in 2008, featuring original vocals from Elvis mixed with today’s current stars, like Martina McBride, Carrie Underwood, Wynonna and Sara Evans. The album also features three tracks of just Elvis singing. “O Little Town of Bethlehem” features the vocals of Karen Fairchild & Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town, and it’s a gorgeous combination.