Music is part of what makes Christmas so special, especially if music is your livelihood! In statements from their record labels, some of our favorite country artists disclose their favorite Christmas tunes.
Alan Jackson says he loves the classics. “When we listen to Christmas songs, we put on the old ones that you grew up with, and the classic recordings from Gene Autry to Nat King [Cole], Bing Crosby, and everybody.”
Maddie and Tae prefer a more contemporary sound. “I love Christmas music, especially Michael Buble,” says Maddie Marlow. Tae Dye, the other half of Maddie and Tae, agrees. “Oh! His Christmas album. Love it!”
There’s a couple of songs Lauren Alaina considers her favorites. “‘Oh Santa’ by Mariah Carey. I jam to that! I mean, I am crazy about that song. And I also like ‘O Holy Night,’ like when I just want to really sing and kind of get in the Christmas spirit. It was my grandmother’s favorite, one of her favorites.”
And what did other country artists have to say?
Luke Bryan: White Christmas
Eric Paslay: Away in a Manger
Scotty McCreery: Blue Christmas from Elvis
Easton Corbin: If We Make It Through December