Country Christmas Songs

Here you'll find 5 Country Christmas songs you can easily learn on the acoustic guitar for the upcoming holiday season.

Country Christmas Songs
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1. Christmas In Dixie

Alabama released Christmas In Dixie as a single from the RCA compilation 1982 album entitled "A Country Christmas". In 1985 the band released their own Christmas album called "Alabama Christmas". A newer updated version can be found on their 2017 album called American Christmas.

The song peaked at #35 in 1982-83. Kenny Chesney and Randy Owen did a duet of the song for Kenny's Christmas album released back in 2003.

All members of the group contributed to the writing of the song which celebrates Christmas in the southern United States. Alan Caswell, an Australian writer who has written more than 1800 songs, had an axe to grind of sorts with Alabama as he thought this song was plagiarized by one of his compositions and he filed a copyright lawsuit against the group. Not sure whatever happened.

Kenny Chesney covered this song on his 2003 Christmas album and had Randy Owen record on the track with him.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm =  you can use a bit of arpeggio in this for rhythm as you'll see me doing in the demo. Otherwise you can just use a root up down up pattern all the way through. A nice easy mellow kinda song here. I'm also using a few hammer-on's as I progress through the verses.
  • Picking = Yes a little
  • Chords = D, Em, A7, Bm, G, Dmaj7, D7
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2. Christmas Time In Arkansas

This song was written by a local musician somewhere in the state of Arkansas and this gentleman who co-wrote this song about his state. I have no other info about the song.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm =  down down up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = C, G, Am, F, A#
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3. Colorado Christmas

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band recorded this song which was written by Steve Goodman and can be found on their 1997 "The Christmas Album". The song was never released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root down root up down up .. or root down bass up down up 
  • Picking = Yes a little
  • Chords = C, Dm, G, A#, F, Cmaj7
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4. Mississippi Christmas Eve

This song can be found on the 2009 "Joy To The World A Bluegrass Christmas" album. The song was never released as a single and I'm not sure exactly who wrote the song.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root down up root up down up with a fast steady rhythm 
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = C, G6, Am, G, A#, A7, F, Am/G, D7

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5. The Cowboys Christmas Ball

In 1991 Michael Martin Murphy released his Christmas Album entitled "Cowboys Christmas" and this track was on that alum. Michael Martin Murphy has released over 40 singles during his recording career but this song wasn't one of them. The song was  released as a single by the group "The Killers" in 2011.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm =  root down root up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = C, F, G, G7, Em, Am, A, D, Bm, Gb, A7
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