George Strait Shows His Lone Star State Pride With “When It’s Christmas Time In Texas”

George Strait Shows His Lone Star State Pride With “When It’s Christmas Time In Texas” | Classic Country Music | Legendary Stories and Songs Videos

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The King of Country delivers a Christmas carol all about his home state.

Debuting on George Strait‘s 1986 Christmas album, Merry Christmas Strait To You!, the eighth track pays homage to his southern roots with a cheerful and upbeat tune.

The rest of the tracks on this album include “White Christmas,” “There’s A New Kid In Town,” “Winter Wonderland,” “Merry Christmas Strait To You,” “Away In A Manger,” “For Christ’s Sake, It’s Christmas,” Frosty the Snowman,” “When It’s Christmas Time in Texas,” “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town,” “What a Merry Christmas This Could Be.”

“When It’s Christmas Time In Texas” landed at the 58th chart position.

The song helped bring Strait’s album into the Top 20 spot during it’s first holiday season. The song is a light-hearted take on Christmas staples like snow and Santa Claus “crossing the border.” It’s an enjoyable addition to traditional Christmas songs.

He sings the following lyrics with so much Texas pride:

“When Santa Claus slips over the borderIt’ll sound a little different when he sings‘Cause he’ll hear those twin fiddle’s playin’Christmas songs with a touch of western swingThere may not be snow in San AntonioBut it’s a Texas Christmas to me”

Strait, whose career began in the late ’70s, has amassed an incredible number of successful albums, 60 No. 1 hits, and has sold more than 100 million records worldwide. According to the Recording Industry Association of America, he is the 12th best-selling album recording artist in the United States.

Following the success of “When It’s Christmas Time In Texas” and the album Merry Christmas Strait To You!, George Strait launched five more Christmas albums over the next 25 years and even landed one in the Top Ten! Those albums were 1999’s Merry Christmas Wherever You Are, 2003’s 20th Century Masters: The Christmas Collection, 2006’s Fresh Cut Christmas, 2008’s Classic Christmas, Christmas Time: 15 Holiday Favorites in 2011, and Strait for the Holidays, which he released in 2016.

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Check out this true Texan’s Christmas carol in the video below!

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