Looking for some new musical inspiration this holiday season? Step away from Burl Ives and “Feliz Navidad,” and tune into our quintessential holiday soundtrack. We’ve culled together a playlist of 13 holiday songs inspired by our roots.
Our playlist highlights some of country music’s finest voices and runs the gamut from classic country crooners to Texas roots standbys. We kick things off with Willie Nelson’s lauded “Pretty Paper” followed by Johnny Cash’s endearing “Christmas With You.” Of course, there are appearances by Loretta Lynn Merle Haggard, too. And while we agree the classics are key, you’ll also want to listen for Dale Watson’s “Hot Texas Christmas Day” and The Blind Boys of Alabama’s take on “Christmas In Dixie.”
Throw some logs on the fire, pour a cup of hot cider, and settle in for the night. We guarantee it will add just the right amount of classic country sentiment to your modern winter wonderland. Open Spotify, and take a listen.