The 10 Best Alabama Christmas Songs of All Time, Ranked

Fans of the country band Alabama, this list of songs is for you. With Christmas and the summer slump just around the corner, it’s time to get into the festive season, and what better way to get in the spirit than adding these great country classics to your list.

There’s something about country Christmas music that gets you in the mood faster than any other music, and these ten songs are sure to help you have the best Christmas ever.

So, without further ado, here is my list of the best Alabama Christmas carols of all time!

1. A candle in the window

Country band Alabama released their hit song “A Candle in the Window” on their 1985 Alabama Christmas Album. The song has that great Southern sound the band is known for and is a loving tribute to the singer’s mother as he sings about her lighting a candle as if waiting for him.

Christmas is all about being with the people you love, and A Candle in the Window is a song for mothers around the world who welcome their children with open arms any time of the year. “A Candle in the Window” is the first song on my list, so give it a listen and enjoy the mellow tones of one of country music’s finest bands.

2. Joseph and Mary’s baby

So often we forget that Christmas isn’t always about gifts and parties, it’s about celebrating the birth of Jesus. Alabama celebrates the real reason for Christmas in its song “Joseph and Mary’s Baby.” The song was released in 1985 and is a Christian song celebrating all things Jesus.

If you’re a fan of Christian music, you’ll love this country band’s offering of a true Christmas carol. Add Joseph and Mary’s Baby to your Christmas playlist and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas and the holidays with your family and friends.

3. Happy Holidays

There is no better time of the year than the holiday season! Warm mince pies and eggnog, parties and gifts, what more could you ask for? One thing your holiday season is missing is a good playlist of the best Christmas songs.

Country music band Alabama’s Happy Holidays is the perfect addition to your Christmas playlist, celebrating all things holiday-related.

The song was released in 1985 and featured on the band’s album Alabama Christmas, and it has that classic country sound that will make your Christmas party even more festive. Add Happy Holidays to your playlist today and crank up the volume while you dance to Alabama and your favorite Christmas song.

4th Tennessee Christmas

Number four on my list is a cover of the original song by Amy Grant. Released from Alabama in 1985 on the album Alabama Christmasthe song celebrates Christmas in the south and has a melancholy tone that will soothe your soul at this festive season.

Originally released by Grant in 1983, “Tennessee” Christmas is another holiday favorite for country music lovers. Listen to both and see which version you prefer for your Christmas playlist.

5. Christmas Memories

I often sit and think about what Christmas was like when I was a kid. The twinkling lights, the excitement when Santa Claus comes to deliver gifts and the joy of being with my family. These memories are something I will cherish forever and they always seem to creep in around the holidays.

“Christmas Memories” by the band Alabama is sure to bring back childhood memories and invites you to listen.

The song was released on the album back in 1985 Alabama Christmas. Add it to your playlist today and remember those who are no longer with us when you play it on Christmas Day.

6. Tonight is Christmas

Christmas Eve is the most exciting time of the year when families gather around the dinner table and share a meal. Alabama’s song “Tonight is Christmas” perfectly describes the joy of Christmas Eve and was released in 1985.

There’s something about country Christmas music that just warms my heart, and it will warm yours too when you hear “Tonight is Christmas” by one of country music’s finest bands. Celebrate the season with Alabama and her album Alabama Christmas.

7. Homecoming Christmas

You have to listen to the lyrics to Alabama’s 1985 hit “Homecoming Christmas” to feel like a kid again. Do you remember the excitement of waking up with a stack of gifts under the tree and the joy of getting exactly what you wanted? I know I do, and songs like “Homecoming Christmas” bring back those happy memories.

“Homecoming Christmas” was released on the band’s first Christmas album Alabama Christmas and is a must-have for your holiday playlist. Play it in the car while driving to family, or at home while spending time with loved ones.

8. Thistlehair, the Christmas bear

Did you grow up watching Thistlehair the Christmas Bear? Lots of kids did, and just listening to the first verse of this Christmas classic will take you straight back to your childhood.

A cute song about a bear spreading Christmas cheer everywhere, “Thistlehair the Christmas Bear” was released in 1985 on the Alabama Christmas Album.

Alabama certainly knows how to combine country music and the holiday season, and their album is as popular today as it was when it was released in the ’80s. Add some fun to your Christmas playlist when you add Thistlehair the Christmas Bear to your Christmas song list.

9. Christmas at the Dixie

“Christmas in Dixie” celebrates Christmas in cities across America and is one of the top country Christmas songs on my list.

Released on the album in 1985 Alabama Christmas“Christmas in Dixie” is the perfect festive song to get you excited for Christmas and spread the holiday cheer wherever you go.

No matter where you are or what you’re up to, Christmas is a happy time, and songs like “Christmas in Dixie” make it easy to get into the Christmas spirit and spread the love with your family and friends.

10. Santa Claus (I believe in you)

As children, we eventually realize that our parents are behind the gifts we receive on Christmas morning. For many children, believing that Santa Claus does not exist signals that they are growing up and it is a sad moment for parents.

“Santa Claus (I Believe in You)” is a song that will touch your heart as you think about the loss of innocence that comes with realizing that Santa Claus does not exist.

A lot of the joy of Christmas as a parent is watching your kids get excited about Santa, write him letters, do extra chores to make sure they’re on the wish list, and just be happy.

Alabama will bring that excitement back when you add “Santa Claus (I Believe in You)” to your playlist of Best Alabama Christmas Songs. Listen to it today and think back to the good old days with fondness.