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Billboard Greatest Country Christmas Hits
Genres: Country, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
Don't be fooled: This release does not collect the country chart's biggest-ever holiday hits. If that was the case, then Gene Autry ("Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer") and Dolly Parton ("Hard-Candy Christmas") would have b... more »
Don't be fooled: This release does not collect the country chart's biggest-ever holiday hits. If that was the case, then Gene Autry ("Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer") and Dolly Parton ("Hard-Candy Christmas") would have been included. What we get instead, though, is a swell, 10-song sampler of post-war country, Yuletide division, with a special focus on 1949 when both Eddy Arnold and Ernest Tubb scored two Top Ten Xmas hits apiece. The lone 1960s entry, Buck Owens's amazed "Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy," is probably closest to contemporary country-rock tastes, while Tubb's quavering but sincere "Blue Christmas"--which amazingly charted three Decembers in a row--is still as sad a slice of holiday twang as has ever been put to wax. --David Cantwell
Member CD Reviews
Joalice M. from CROYDON, PA
Reviewed on 8/11/2006...
Some classic stuff here
J. Powers | Basehor, KS United States | 11/30/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A fab collection of some not-often-heard gems from the country music wayback machine. I docked the collection one star for the inclusion of the much over-comped "Jingle Bell Rock" and "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus", for several reasons: 1. Sure, they hit the "country" charts but they were much bigger "pop" hits, 2. Both are available on the Rhino "Billboard Pop Xmas Hits" series, "ISMKSC" on "1935-54" and "JBR" on "55-present" (as well as 20 billion other compilation CDs). It's redundant for folks who might want to buy all 3 of those discs. I'd rather they put on something by Dolly Parton, Alabama, you get the point.That said, this is well worth acquiring. "Little Sandy Sleighfoot" is kind of hokey but grew on me, and the rest of the tracks are ace, especially "Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy" by Buck Owens."