We all have our holiday music traditions. Growing up, my family had exactly one Christmas album, an LP that included Barbra Streisand singing “Jingle Bells”* at a speed that scared the socks off me.
More palatable is a juicy, brand-new playlist curated by our favorite arbiter of all things Nashville, Betsy Hindman. Betsy has dipped into a deep, rich vein of Nashville Christmosity to cook up a playlist will get you through all the light-hangin’, nog-slurpin’ good times ahead. “Your bulbs are burned out and your tinsel don’t shine”: Loretta Lynn for president!
We clearly need a MDK City Christmas playlist to go along with this one. Thanks, Betsy!
Please point us toward any music playlists that are making your day. We have 456 potential hours to fill with holiday music ’til Christmas, just saying.
*OK, here you go, thanks to the Internet slag heap of Christmas past. Barbra blasts through “Jingle Bells” in under two minutes.
And, the best thing ever, Loretta Lynn and the Wilburn Brothers, “Christmas at the Opry”: