Ten Country Christmas songs to try not to hate

So you haven't finished your holiday shopping. Perhaps, in fact, you haven't even started it. Don't you feel bad about yourself? Hey, there's still plenty of time to order gift cards, which you know your folks want anyway. Cabela's, Bass Pro Shops, Mills Fleet Farm. Easy!

So click click, then kick back and enjoy these Country Christmas tunes, the quality of which as a whole I cannot stand behind. You've been warned.

The Oak Ridge Boys - "Christmas Cookies"

With all the simple charm one can expect from an Oak Ridge Boys, this song is a new (old) favorite.

Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers - "Christmas Without You"

This, on the other hand, is a 1984 favorite. Familiarize yourself with all the key components of Kenny and Dolly's CBS Christmas Special here.

Buck Owens - "Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy"


An insightful man, that Buck.

Dr. Elmo - "Santa Got Run Over by a Reindeer"

In 1978, husband and wife duo Elmo and Patsy recorded the holiday classic "Santa Got Run Over by a Reindeer." In 1983, Elmo released this re-mix. In 1985, Elmo and Patsy divorced. Sorry! Oh, and there's no such thing as Santa, Grandpa.

Alabama - "Santa Claus (I Still Believe In You)"

Dang it! Randy Owen says I'm wrong. Okay, I guess there is such a thing as Santa, Grandpa. Oh and by the way, their 1985 Christmas album still holds up 25 years later. Having been with it for 25 years is making me feel really old. And moving on...


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