Carrie Underwood and her husband and two sons left for their Christmas destination just a few days ago in a private plane, and flying private wasn’t always part of her holidays.
As Carrie shared, her holiday growing up in Oklahoma was quite simple. She said, “For me growing up, Christmas was always just comforting. We always had the same stockings and the same tree and the same decorations, and we would always decorate the weekend right after Thanksgiving. You know, flip the Christmas switch, put the tree up.”
It’s a bit different now. She shares, “Now that we’re adults and have kids, we can go to the Christmas tree farm and we can walk around, and we can pick out which one and ask Isaiah, ‘Which one do you think?’ Just things like that, making those memories. It’s just a joyful time of year.”
25 Of Country Music’s Best Christmas Songs
This song was written by Grand Ole Opry star Grandpa Jones and was a fan favorite on Reba’s very first Christmas album.
A Christmas song written and recorded in 1970 by Puerto Rican singer/songwriter José Feliciano. Garth and Trisha sang the song together at Disney Park’s Christmas celebration in 2016.
It’s a brand new gem from Kelly’s newest Christmas album. Stapleton previously co-wrote a song for Clarkson with Justin Timberlake called “Born To Die” on the soundtrack to the feature film ‘Trolls World Tour.’
A classic done to perfection. This was on Martina’s second reissue of her 1998 White Christmas album. She kept adding more songs with each reissue.
A song originally record in 1965 by Buck Owens. A true classic that has been done by Garth Brooks, Travis Tritt and even the cast of Duck Dynasty. Paisley, who was a friend of Buck for years before he died in 2006, does it best.
George’s first Christmas album, this classic is pure Strait, a fun version of a song we all know the words to, thanks to Gene Autry.
Luke’s take on the Chuck Berry classic. Luke is one country star who has yet to do a whole Christmas album.
A solid version of one of the best Christmas songs of all time. Kacey performed it with Camila on her Amazon holiday TV special.
This song has been covered by so many country stars, but Blake’s is one of the best. Shelton reissued this album in 2017.
Of all the versions of this song, Martina McBride’s 1998 version is still the very best. Which is saying something: the song has been around since 1847.
This was the song Dolly released before the album and her version is so touching. The whole album is nominated for a Grammy at the upcoming 2022 show in January.
Chris Young loves Christmas and a holiday album was on his wish list from the beginning of his career. In 2016, his wish came true and this is the highlight of the project.
Kelly’s version with Ronnie Dunn rises to the top as their voices sound so natural together.
Yeah, it’s that familiar song and Reba does it better than anyone.
This song will make anyone smile and hearing Carrie’s young son sing with his mom is just adorable.
Charles Kelley’s singing of this classic Beach Boys Christmas song is infectious. It even holds up to the original.
This is only Brett’s third album and timed just right to show everyone just who is “Mr. Christmas” in country music. All the songs on this amazing album are great.
The title track of this brand-new album from the Pistol Annies. This original song might just be a future holiday standard.
Yes, we already included a version of this song by Kelly Clarkson and Ronnie Dunn, but Brett and Meghan Trainor’s version is just magical. It would have made Dean Martin proud.
A fun song and one that is rarely covered. Darius said when the album came out, "I am so excited to finally make a Christmas album. This has been a lifelong dream, and I hope my fans enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed making it."
One of my all-time favorite Christmas songs and Lady A’s version of the song is one I put on repeat. Hillary Scott sings with such fun and excitement in her voice on their version. It’s a mood lifter for sure.
Keith Urban needs to do a holiday album if all the songs on it will be as good as this Christmas single he released in 2019.
An original song written by Dolly that has become a true classic.
This song is sung so very beautifully and so was the video that Carrie and John Legend filmed during 2020. The video won a 2021 CMT Music Award.
You can say Gwen isn’t country but with her husband Blake Shelton she has charted two number one country songs. Their voices together and the song’s sweet message are all number one material.