Country Christmas

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For the 1992 Johnny Cash album of the same title, see Johnny Cash Country Christmas.
Country Christmas
Loretta Lynn-Country Christmas.jpg
Studio album by Loretta Lynn
Released October 1966
Recorded January - March 1966
Genre Country
Label Decca
Producer Owen Bradley
Loretta Lynn chronology
You Ain't Woman Enough
(1966)
Country Christmas
(1966)
Don't Come Home A-Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind)
(1967)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars Link

Country Christmas is the first Christmas album by American country music singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn. It was released in October 1966 by Decca Records. Lynn would not release another Christmas album for 50 years, 2016's White Christmas Blue.

The album yielded one single, "To Heck With Ole Santa Claus", a song which Lynn wrote. The album includes two additional Lynn compositions (and one more song she co-wrote). The album also features popular holiday songs, including "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town", "White Christmas", and "Frosty the Snowman".

The album reached a peak position of No. 103 on the Billboard 200.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Country Christmas" – 2:03 (Lynn)
  2. "Away In a Manger" – 2:20 (Traditional)
  3. "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" – 1:58 (J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie)
  4. "Silver Bells" – 2:00 (Ray Evans, Jay Livingston)
  5. "Blue Christmas" – 2:27 (Billy Hayes, Jay W. Johnson)
  6. "It Won't Seem Like Christmas" – 2:09 (Lynn)
  7. "To Heck with Ole Santa Claus" – 2:01 (Lynn)
  8. "White Christmas" – 2:02 (Irving Berlin)
  9. "Frosty the Snowman" – 2:58 (Steve Nelson, Walter E. Rollins)
  10. "Christmas Without Daddy" – 2:07 (Webb)
  11. "I Won't Decorate Your Christmas Tree" – 2:05 (Bob Cummings, Barbara Cummings, Loretta Lynn)
  12. "Gift of the Blues" – 2:19 (Hank Cochran)

Personnel[edit]

  • Loretta Lynn – Vocals
  • Hal Rugg – Pedal Steel
  • Vocal accompaniment by The Jordanaires

Chart positions[edit]

Album – Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1966 Country Albums N/A
1966 Pop Albums 103

Singles – Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1966 "To Heck With Ole Santa Claus" Country Singles N/A