Being the country music fan that I am, I could be a little bias in saying that a Christmas song is always better when sung by a country artist. Bing Crosby did a fine job singing "Silent Night", but when Alan Jackson sings it I get goosebumps. The Nat King Cole version of "Away In a Manger" was good, but Martina McBride makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand when she belts it out. Just something about the steel guitar and a little twang that gives you the Grandma's house on a snowy Christmas Eve feeling. Country artists have also been very creative when it comes to Christmas tunes. Not only have they recorded great versions of classics, but they have written new songs, many of which have become classics. Here is a list of my top ten favorite original country Christmas songs...

  • 10

    Hard Candy Christmas

    Dolly Parton
  • 9

    Redneck 12 Days of Christmas

    Jeff Foxworthy
  • 8

    Pretty Paper

    Willie Nelson
  • 7

    Camouflage and Christmas Lights

    Rodney Carrington
  • 6

    All I want For Christmas is a Real Good Tan

    Kenny Chesney
  • 5

    Christmas In Dixie

  • 4

    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

    Gene Autry
  • 3

    I Only Want You For Christmas

    Alan Jackson
  • 2

    Colorado Christmas

    Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  • 1

    If We Make It Through December

    Merle Haggard