Steel Guitar Santa is Back – The Country Christmas Playlist 2022

After I rolled out the Country Christmas Playlist 2021 in late November that year, I am this time a bit earlier and give you the first holiday tunes. Not sure if you are already ready for the Christmas tree now – but I hope you like it – as some of you did in my last year’s edition. Country Christmas Playlist 2022 – What’s In?

Last year, the Christmas releases in country music started very early. I had the first songs in mid September 2021 already. Finally, the playlist was very long and it was hard to really keep all the rules about the composition I thought of, for example that there is just one song per artist. Thus, I slightly adopted the philosophy under which I set up this playlist.

I set up the playlist as follows:

  • I only deal with 2022 releases. I started to collect Country Christmas tracks in October this year. A 2022 release is either a single release or an album, I will try no ignore deluxe albums, limited editions, special upgrades and all this over-commercial stuff as I generally don’t like to support them. I will, however, include singles of these upgrades (otherwise, Dolly would be out this year)
  • I try to limit the presence of an artist to one song. If an artist is occurring in a solo recording and a duet or as part of a group, he might pop up several times. I try to aim for the very first single release (this year) or a favorite track of an album or EP.
  • I tried to prefer originals over Christmas classic covers. Nonetheless, there will be several versions of the same Christmas classic, performed by different artists, this year.
  • The songs are more or less in chronological order of release. If a or Featured Artist is releasing a Christmas song, I will push that song to the top of the list.
  • I did not filter for any matter of my musical taste – this leads to a pretty wide range of tracks. I am still sure I missed some releases. Again, if there are songs which I feel to be absolutely inappropriate and cheesy, I might skip that. Finally, if you feel that I missed “your” song, I might just have missed it. The closer we approach Christmas, the longer the list of Christmas songs will be.

Of course, I am always happy to have some feedback from you, whether you like that idea.


The Country Christmas 2022 Playlist

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