Today for the Song of the Week, we have a tune from Alabama, one you might’ve heard a time or two already this December called “Christmas in Dixie.”
It’s by far one of my favorite Christmas songs of all-time, and one of the only Christmas songs I can listen to on repeat without end and not get tired of hearing it. There’s just something so simple and nostalgic about it that will about bring a tear to your eye every time it plays.
Originally released as a single in December 1982 as part of RCA Nashville’s compilation Christmas album A Country Christmas, the tune was later included on the tracklist for the band’s Alabama Christmas album in 1985.
Kicking off with that gorgeous steel guitar, lead singer Randy Owen takes you through the spirit of Christmas in each and every big city and corner across the U.S….
However, he can’t hide his roots, and admits that “Christmas in Dixie” (or the southeast, to be clear) feels extra special, and there’s just something about the region that makes the holiday’s particularly unique.
While I’d have to agree with ’em that Christmas in the South is something magical in and of itself, there’s truly no place like home for the holiday’s, wherever that may be for you.
And with Christmas less than a week away, there’s no more perfect tome to listen to this classic than now: