I don’t know about you, but I need some tunes to warm me up. Several hours at Scott Stadium here in Charlottesville thinned my blood. Good game today with Virginia Tech prevailing in the end. Honestly, I didn’t have much allegiance to either team (I wore my Penn State T-shirt under my clothes so my fanhood would not be questioned) and was happy to see a competitive game. It’s very possible that Penn State and UVA could meet this year in a bowl game, which would be unfortunate for the Cavaliers. I’m sorry but the ACC doesn’t compare to the Big Ten when it comes to football.
Anyway, on to the music. As I mentioned a few days ago, we have a little country-themed Christmas planned. Our original goal of a week has been altered a bit—check in on Saturdays for Cowboy Christmas tunes. PC already got the snowball rolling and it’s time for me to pack some more on.
Christmas in Dixie – Alabama
Yes, the 80s/90s super group Alabama! Okay, so maybe others aren’t as excited. But I loved Alabama as a kid.
Tennessee Christmas – Alabama
And this one is one of my favorites off their Christmas album.
The Night Before Christmas (In Texas, That Is) – Gene Autry (featuring The Cass County Boys)
Horses. Not reindeer. Santa can drive it all, including semi-trucks.
Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy – Buck Owens
The one and only Buck.
Christmas for Cowboys – John Denver
You know, I think John Denver gets a bad rap. Some of his songs are just knockouts. After his death, he was cremated with the 1910 Gibson guitar his grandmother had given him as a child. He often sent handwritten letters to fan who sent their thanks for his music.
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer – Ernest Tubb
A voice unlike any other.