While most people think 'Blue Christmas' was originally recorded by Elvis Presley, the first time it hit No.1 on the charts was 1949, eight years before the 'King' would make it one of his most popular recordings.
If you're looking to create that perfect Christmas playlist that will bring back memories, we've compiled a list of the top 20 Classic Country Christmas Songs that are sure to remind you of Christmases from long, long ago. This list focuses on original Classic Country Christmas Songs from 1949-1989. The list excludes holiday standards like 'Rudolph' by Gene Autry, 'Jingle Bell Rock' by Bobby Helms
Richie Phillips recently posted an article about the Albany Symphony Orchestra performing at Carnegie Hall. After he finished writing about the good news, he asked me if any Country Music singers have ever played the world renowned concert venue. The answer is...
"It's meant to be the happy time of year!" Merle Haggard wrote that lyric in his hit "If We Make It Through December." Then there's the Ernest Tubb classic, "Blue Christmas" from 1949, stating that "decorations of red on a green Christmas tree won't mean a thing dear, if you're not here with me!"