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Christmas In Dixie Christmas Song

Christmas In Dixie

Year: 1982

Written By: Jeff Cook, Theodore Gentry, Mark Herndon, Randy Owen

Country music band Alabama scored a hit with their 'Christmas In Dixie' which appeared on their 1985 album 'Alabama Christmas' (it was originally released in 1982). While it might come across as a clear example of middle of the road country it is hard not to fall for its emotional theme celebrating the joy of being at home for Christmas. For much of the tune there is little in the way of the usual Christmas signposts (besides the lyrics) but things become impressively festive as Alabama lay it on think towards the close. It's easy to see why this has become an annual treat for certain folk.

Kenny Chesney recorded a faithful version of 'Christmas In Dixie' for his 2003 album 'All I Want for Christmas Is a Real Good Tan'. He was given Alabama's full blessing for the rendition with the group's Randy Owen even joining in on vocals for the occasion.


Christmas In Dixie Lyrics

By now in New York City, there's snow on the ground
And out in California, the sunshine's falling down
And, maybe down in Memphis, Graceland's all in lights
And in Atlanta, Georgia, there's peace on earth tonight

Chirstmas in Dixie, it's snowin' in the pines
Merry Christmas from Dixie, to everyone tonight

It's windy in Chicago. The kids are out of school
There's magic in Motown. The city's on the move
In Jackson, Mississippi, to Charlotte, Caroline
And all across the nation, it's the peaceful Christmas time


And from Fort Payne, Alabama
And Knoxville, Tennessee
Merry Christmas tonight