Here we are at number 9 already!
What would a Southern Christmas Song list be without, “Christmas in Dixie?”
“Christmas in Dixie,” was released as a single in December 1982 from the RCA Records compilation album A Country Christmas. The Christmas song celebrates the holiday in the southern United States. The song was included on Alabama’s 1985 Christmas album (titled Alabama Christmas), and has since been included on many Christmas compilations in both the country and all-genre music fields.
The song is a celebration of Christmas in the southeastern United States. Each verse begins with two references to non-Southeastern areas (New York City; California; Chicago and Detroit which is referred as “Motown”) followed by two references to Southeastern cities (Memphis, Tennessee; Atlanta, Georgia; Jackson, Mississippi and Charlotte, North Carolina) and a final reference to Fort Payne, Alabama (the group’s hometown).
So, of course, who else would we have sing it for us other than the song writers themselves,