Saturday, December 25, 2010

Alabama - Christmas In Dixie

This is a special song for us, having just moved back south after eight years in New England.  Alabama needs no introduction to most readers.  Said to be the most successful commercial Country band of the 1980s with their fusion of Country and Southern Rock, they had 30 #1 songs and sold over 70 Million records.

Long time readers will recall that I was a big Southern Rock fan, and so it's no surprise that I listened to my share of Alabama.  But you also know that I have a bit of a sentimental streak.  While this might normally be a bit too sentimental even for me, on this first Christmas back in Dixie, it hits just the right note.

Christmas In Dixie (Songwriters: Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry, Mark Herndon, Randy Owen)
By now in New York City.
There's snow on the ground.
And out in California.
The sunshines' falling down.
And maybe down in Memphis, Graceland's all in lights.
And in Atlanta, Georgia, there's peace on earth tonight.

Christmas in Dixie, its snowing in the pines.
Merry Christmas from Dixie to everyone tonight.

Its 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, its a peaceful Christmas time.

Christmas in Dixie, its snowing in the pines.
Merry Christmas from Dixie, to everyone tonight.
And from Fort Payne, Alabama..Merry Christmas tonight.
Merry Christmas, everybody.


KurtP said...

Merry Christmas Borepatch to you and yours/

LSP said...

Gotta love Southern Rock.

Merry Christmas!

libertyman said...

Merry Christmas to the Borepatch family!

Anonymous said...

Welcome back home, and happy new year!