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Alan Jackson Christmas CD

Alan Jackson Christmas Songs & Music

Country star Alan Jackson gave Christmas music an overhaul when he released his first holiday album in 1993. A record full of relatively unknown seasonal songs Honky Tonk Christmas is as original and innovative as holiday albums get. Jackson followed up with a second album a few years later and showed the world he could ace traditional carols too. With his holiday albums going platinum and gold respectively, Christmas music has now become a staple of Alan Jackson's repertoire, adding another string to his bow that already included honky-tonk, gospel hymns and mainstream country hits.

Alan Jackson Christmas Albums

Honky Tonk Christmas

1993: Honky Tonk Christmas

Alan Jackson’s first Christmas album is fantastic for those who want a bit of holiday spirit, without hearing those same traditional carols that are cycle played throughout December. Honky Tonk Christmas is a fun mix of upbeat numbers such as Holly Jolly Christmas combined with more maudlin tunes like The Angels Cried. The range of styles serves as a perfect vehicle for showing off Jackson’s stellar vocal abilities, with three tracks from this album making it to the Hot Country Songs charts. Among the record’s highlights are a beautiful duet with country star Alison Krauss and a rollicking number featuring Alvin and the Chipmunks: a sure-fire way to get the Christmas party started!

Let it be Christmas

2002: Let it be Christmas

Let it be Christmas is a complete about-face from Jackson’s first Christmas collection. In contrast to the pop hits of Honky Tonk Christmas, this album comprises some of the most famous and traditional carols of all time. Classics such as Silent Night and Away in a Manger are combined with one original song; the title track penned by Jackson himself. The country star manages to put his unique spin on these perennial classics, including a honky-tonk piano rendition of Jingle Bells, a country style The Christmas Song and an moving interpretation of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. A great way to stir up some holiday spirit- Nashville style!

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