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Country Rewind: Alan Jackson Writes His Christmas List in 'I Only Want You for Christmas'

Alan Jackson's 1993 Christmas album Honky Tonk Christmas was so popular that two of the tracks charted on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. One was a recording of the Burl Ives classic "Holly Jolly Christmas" and the other was the ridiculously fun holiday romp "I Only Want You For Christmas."

"I Only Want You For Christmas" was written by Tim Nichols and Zach Turner of the early '90s country duo Turner Nichols and it's a delight from start to finish. Who wouldn't love a country Christmas song that invites someone to "tie a ribbon around yourself"?

The song's video is '90s country at its finest and features Jackson receiving a variety of presents, including flannel pajamas, a polka dot tie, socks and a copy of Yo! MTV Raps.

Revisit this classic country Christmas shuffle. It's the perfect tune for two-stepping around the Christmas tree with your sweetie.

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Jackson's Honky Tonk Christmas also features Christmas classics "There's a New Kid in Town," originally recorded by Keith Whitley, and "The Angels Cried," a duet with Alison Krauss.

For more country Christmas classics read our list of the 10 essential country Christmas albums and the best country Christmas songs recorded before 1985.

'I Only Want You For Christmas' Lyrics

The snow is falling
It's Christmas Eve
Presents are wrapped under the tree
Is there one for me?I only want you for Christmas, baby
I don't need nothing else
I only want you for Christmas, baby
Tie a ribbon 'round yourself
Oh, tie a ribbon 'round yourself

I ain't gonna write no letter Send north to the pole
Cause what I'm wanting this year Saint Nick don't need to know

I only want you for Christmas, baby
I don't need nothing else
I only want you for Christmas, baby
Tie a ribbon 'round yourself
Oh, tie a ribbon 'round yourself

So put on your Christmas stockings
I'll find that mistletoe
Let's get into the the holiday spirit
And honey ho ho ho, ho ho ho

I only want you for Christmas, baby
I don't need nothing else
I only want you for Christmas, baby
Tie a ribbon 'round yourself
I only want you for Christmas, baby
I don't need nothing else
I only want you for Christmas, baby
Tie a ribbon 'round yourself
Oh, tie a ribbon 'round yourself
Woo ooh (train noise)

Oh I had a bicycle
I had a train too

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Country Rewind: Alan Jackson Writes His Christmas List in 'I Only Want You for Christmas'