Hello, everyone. Welcome back to the countdown.
A sweet vintage Christmas card image found on Pinterest. (Original source unknown.)
Country Queen Loretta Lynn recorded today’s song twice. The first time was in 1966 for the album, “Country Christmas” & then again in 2016 for “White Christmas Blue“. The latter record was prodiced by Lynn’s daughter, Patsy Lynn Russell and John Carter Cash (son of Johnny & June Carter Cash).
Lynn re-recorded six of the tracks from the first album for the second one, including today’s song. Each is wonderful and done in Lynn’s signature style. Both are included here for your enjoyment. I am partial to the 1966 version but am adding both to my playlist because why not? It’s Loretta Lynn.
“And when those blue
Snowflakes start falling
That’s when those blue
Memories start calling“.
Loretta Lynn circa 2021. (Image found online. Original source unknown.)
Loretta Lynn: “Blue Christmas” (2016, written by Billy Hayes and Jay W. Johnson).
Loretta Lynn: “Blue Christmas” (1966, written by Billy Hayes and Jay W. Johnson).
What are some of your favorite Christmas songs?
Until next time, happy listening!!!