Saturday, December 10, 2011

Christmas Music

Hey everyone! I'm a huge country music fan and one of the things I like best is that in addition to re-doing the classics they create new Christmas music. Everything from silly to thought provoking.

My favorite CD is Toby Keith's Christmas to Christmas (1995).
There's not one classic on the CD and he touches on everything from religion, to surviving the holidays after losing a loved one, to Santa getting a Hot Rod Sleigh painted up like Richard Petty's car! Santa I'm Right Here is a tribute to the reality of too many in these hard economic times.

Another favorite:
The Elvis Duets (2008) CD is just fun! We've all heard him sing these traditional songs before but they've added in female voices (Carry Underwood, Martina McBride, Wynonna, etc.) and it's really neat.

Here are a few songs that you can Google if you'd like to hear something different:
Hard Candy Christmas-Dolly Parton
Let's Make A Little Christmas Tonight-Phil Vassar
What Made the Baby Cry-Toby Keith
Thistle Hair the Christmas Bear-Alabama
The Angel At the Top of My Tree-Kenny Chesney
Let It Be Christmas-Alan Jackson
Merry Christmas From the Family-Montgomery Gentry-silly
Redneck Twelve Days of Christmas-Jeff Foxworthy-silly
Have a happy day:@)

34 comments:

  1. Great Christmas music - guaranteed to get us in the mood :)
    Mary x

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  2. I love Toby Keith and I'm definitely checking out his Christmas album.

    Thanks for the suggestions.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  3. I adore Elvis'Christmas music. I've never heard Toby Keith Christmas CD==will have to listen to it.
    Ann

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  4. These albums sound great. Elvis was my first crush, I admit it. What a voice that man had and he sings some gospel songs beautifully.

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  5. I am also a Country music fan. I have Alan Jackson's CD and some others but I will check out your list.

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  6. I have come to enjoy country music over the years. My husband and daughter love it. This is a great list for country music lovers. I will send this to my daughter who is away at school.

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  7. I get all sappy with Christmas music and love it all. Hope you're having a good weekend! xo

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  8. I love the Elvis music and now I need to find that Toby Keith cd! I know I would love it, too! Happy holidays, my friend! ♥

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  9. I Lynn! I don't listen to much country music, but I do know about Toby Keith and love his music. Now Elvis on the other hand... :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia;)

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  10. I have heard a couple of those and will look the rest up on iTunes. My girls just love Christmas music!

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  11. I'm a huge country fan too and I love Toby Keith too. My favorite is Keith Urban.

    sandie

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  12. Hi Lynn, I like country music, too. There are a few on your list that I haven't heard but will have to listen to them. Elvis was before my time but believe me I know about his music. My Mom was one of the millions who LOVED him and his music, especially gospel and Christmas songs. I've sort of learned to like his music from having it played in our house since I was little. Hope you are enjoying the season!
    Shannon

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  13. Hard Candy Christmas by Dolly is one of my all time favorites.

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  14. Love Toby Keith! So glad he won the other night on the awards show. I love C&W music too ~ really all kinds of music except rap and heavy metal. Thanks for sharing!

    Pat

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  15. I too love country music. I have Sirus in my car and I have it on Country Xmas , love it.

    Chris

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  16. My mom loved Hard Candy Christmas ~ I always think of her when I hear that song!!
    I haven't heard Toby Keiths christmas songs.. but I just recently found the country christmas station on the Sirus radio.

    Have a merry Sunday!!!!!

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  17. Not much for country music but do like some Toby Keith so maybe I'll listen to some samples and see what I like. Thanks.

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  18. I grew up listening to Willie Nelson's Pretty Paper. And it's not Christmas unless I listen to that album!

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  19. Hi lovely lady.
    Great Christmas music !! I also grew up with Willie Nelson's sweet lady.
    My Dad would play this music all the time.
    I hope you are having a wonderful weekend with your family.
    XXOO Diane

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  20. My husband enjoys country music too. I'll have to give him your list!

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  21. I'm a Toby Keith fan so how did I miss his Christmas CD? I will be looking for it now. I think my favorite Christmas CD is Kathy Mattea's Good News! LOVE!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  22. I like Toby Keith and Dolly Parton's Christmas CD's, and Elvis is always a classic.

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  23. I love Christmas songs and country music so Toby Keith's album sounds good to me....Christine

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  24. I would probably like that because I love Christmas music and I like Toby Keith.

    "Hard Candy Christmas" is a favorite of mine for some oddball reason.

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  25. You know how much I love music ~ so I will be checking these out!

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  26. Try this one, Blue Christmas Lights, Buck Owens!

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  27. I like Toby Keith, too.
    How about Dominic the Donkey?:)

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  28. Looks like a fun playlist, Lynn. I'm off to check some of them out!

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  29. Hard Candy Christmas has always been a favorite...
    Hope things are good with you..
    xo bj

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  30. Hi Lynn, Don’t faint, it is really me. I have been so busy with a Christmas party here (35 people) and my Garden Club Christmas party (38 people) Not here but a big deal held at our church. I have been having a grand time decorating our home and enjoying the festivities of these two events. Thank goodness, now I can get back to my friends. I have missed my blog friends so much.

    I too love country music and you list of faves are great picks. We love the Idol winner Scotty McCreary. He has a great voice.

    Hugs, Jeanne

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  31. How could there be a Christmas without Elvia.Love toby Keith.

    Merry Christmas
    TTFN ~
    Hugs,
    Marydon

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  32. Hi, Lynn!
    I do love Christmas music! It sure can help set the mood!

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  33. Check out Jane Monheit. She is amazing. I love Vince Guaraldi's Charlie Brown Christmas and Karen Carpenter's Merry Christmas Darling.

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