Let’s kick off the discussion about this treasurable list of old country Christmas songs with Bill Monroe’s 1950 classic ‘Christmas Time's A-Comin' which has the insatiable energy of a dozen little children racing downstairs to find out what is waiting for them under the Christmas tree. Fiddles fly in every direction as Monroe’s old world vocals offer the necessary narrative. It is the perfect tinder to light the flame for any Christmas party you have planned this year. And the good times just keep coming with the yodelling cowboy Wilf Carter and his precious ‘Ting-a-Ling-a-Jingle’ drawing us into his Christmas scene. No list of old country Christmas songs would seem complete without Gentleman Jim (Jim Reeves) and his ‘Silent Night’ is a study in how our favourite Christmas songs should sound. Taken from his one and only Christmas album ‘Twelve Songs of Christmas’ it sounds all the world like a definitive version of the old German carol. With a name like Hank Snow it was always going to make sense that the country singer record a Christmas song and his ‘Reindeer Boogie’ proved to be a merry addition to the canon of country Christmas songs.
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