There isn’t much that can match a country Christmas song for creating a homecooked family friendly sound. These songs normally come in 2 shades, the clap your hands and find the nearest dance partner you can kind and the melancholy number with a theme of loneliness or the pining of Christmas like you used to be. So on this playlist of female country Christmas songs you can expect plenty of both. Dolly Parton’s ‘Christmas Time's A Comin'’ certainly falls into the happy category as she attempts to usher in the good times that Christmas usually brings. Then there’s Kitty Wells who left her honky tonk behind for 1962’s ‘Christmas Ain't Like Christmas Anymore’ as she ponders on how the holidays are a pale shadow of their former self now that her love have moved on. Despite the sadness this is a beautiful song that is pieced together sublimely without much of the fuss normally associated with festive material. If Kitty made you well(s)-up then there are plenty of other opportunities to put it behind you. ‘Santa On The Rooftop’ by Trisha Yearwood is one such dose of true happiness as the country singer doesn’t hold back on her glee for the season and the arrival of the bulging man on her rooftop. There are church bells aplenty and the odd sleigh noise which should ensure that this is a family favourite for years to come.
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