Nothing says “country music” like the sound of George Strait’s voice. And nothing says Christmas time in Texas like George Strait singing a Christmas tune. Of course, when it’s still unseasonably warm in December, getting into the holiday spirit can be tough. So we’ve got a little “holiday cheer” primer for you.
Just watch this throwback George Strait video for “When It’s Christmas Time In Texas.” In the video, Strait peruses an outdoor Texas Christmas party, because, come on — we all know it’s still nice enough to eat outside.
This 1986 gem packs the perfect amount of Texas western swing and Christmas flavor to satisfy anybody’s country Christmas quest. And we can all only take so many spins of “Jingle Bell Rock.” Plus, just look at that dapper white-hatted man.
No, there may not be snow in San Antonio, but it’s Christmas time indeed. King George makes sure Santa knows when he’s in Texas. They’ve got the western swing geared up just for the occasion.
George Strait has released an amazing seven Christmas albums to date. This song came from his first, Merry Christmas Strait To You! The album featured original Christmas tunes, including tunes by Keith Whitley and Harlan Howard. The album went double platinum, because of course it did.
He also did a very well-received Classic Christmas album featuring mostly traditionals in 2008. And, of course, he just released Strait for the Holidays at the end of October.