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Below we list some new and classic Cowboy Christmas books and music.

Visit Christmas at the BAR-D, where we add new poetry,  news, and features daily during the season (including new Christmas books and recordings).

The perfect gifts...

The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Eight is a 2-disc collection of the best classic and contemporary Christmas cowboy poetry.

The BAR-D Roundup CDs are compilations of vintage and contemporary recordings of some of yesterday's and today's best classic and contemporary cowboy poetry. The CDs have received wide airplay and excellent reviews. Read about them and find links to all volumes here.

There are also special offers for bundles, including a deeply discounted price for all five of the available CDs (Volumes One and Two are sold out):


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A Selection of Cowboy Christmas Books and Recordings


Mostly Poetry and Stories

The BAR-D Roundup: Volume 8, various artists
Christmas Waltz, Buck Ramsey
Rudolph's Night Off, Baxter Black
Christmas on the Ranch and other poems
, Yvonne Hollenbeck
Western Winter Lights
, Dee Strickland Johnson ("Buckshot Dot")
A Cedar Ridge Christmas, Jo Lynne Kirkwood
A Charlie Creek Christmas & Other Wint'ry Tales of the West, D. W. Groethe
Wilbur's Christmas Gift, Rodney Nelson
Cowboy Christmas Mem'ries, Red Nichols and Gene O'Quinn
A Cowboy's Night Before Christmas
, Waddie Mitchell
Christmas Poems, Waddie Mitchell
Christmas Tractor, Cindy Ladage and Jane Aumann
A Cowboy Christmas, Anne Tempelman-Kluit (editor)
Colors of Christmas, Diane Tribitt
It's a Cowboy Christmas, Sally Harper Bates (editor)

A Cowboy Christmas, various artists, Western Folklife Center

Mostly Music

A Cow Camp Christmas , Red Steagall
A Merry Prairie Christmas, Eli Barsi

Home for the Holidays, Stephanie Davis
Sleigh Belles
, The Sweethearts in Carhartts (Liz Masterson, Jean Prescott, and Yvonne Hollenbeck)
Christmas for Cowboys, Wylie Gustafson
Our First Noel, Belinda Gail, Curly Musgrave, Kip Calahan, and R.W. Hampton
The Christmas Trail, with Sons of the San Joaquin, Rich O'Brien, Don Edwards, Waddie
Mitchell, Michael Martin Murphey, Cowboy Celtic, Peter Rowan, Kelly Willis, and Norman Blake
Merry Christmas (from Our Camp to Yours)
by Jean Prescott, Chris Isaacs, Buck Ramsey, Sky Shivers, and Andy Wilkinson
Christmas in the West with Sons of the San Joaquin, Herb Jeffries, Don Edwards, Suzy Bogguss, Waddie
Mitchell, Michael Martin Murphey, Riders in the Sky and Marty Robbins
An Ordinary Christmas, Andy Wilkinson
Cowboy Christmas
, Michael Martin Murphey  
Cowboy Christmas III
by Michael Martin Murphey
Acoustic Christmas Carols, Michael Martin Murphey
Christmas the Cowboy Way, by Riders in the Sky
Christmas in the Country by Joni Harms
The Christmas Trail by Yampa Valley Boys
Christmas Shoppin’ At The General Store by Nevada Slim & Cimarron Sue 


Mostly Poetry and Stories


The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Eight is a 2-disc collection of the best classic and contemporary Christmas cowboy poetry.

Available for $25 postpaid from

Find details and order information here.

  Christmas Waltz, Buck Ramsey

This beautiful poem by one of the greatest Cowboy Poets is presented in a small hardcover book. The book is now out-of-print.  Read the poem here.

Available at Amazon and The Western Folklife Center

 Rudolph's Night Off by Baxter Black

Top cowboy poet Baxter Black's book and CD, Rudolph's Night Off, is described as "brand new strange & wondrous" and:

Rudolph's Night Off is the story of a goat who saved Christmas. Spectacularly, colorashusly, auroraborealisously illustrated by Baxter's brother-in-law,'s overflowing with fun & funny, grandmother approved, candy cane sticky-finger proof and memorizable by kids who want something unique for the Christmas play! Includes a BONUS DVD of Baxter' reciting Rudolph's Night Off!

Find more at

 Christmas on the Ranch and other poems by Yvonne Hollenbeck

You can nearly smell the pine and the cookies baking in top South Dakota poet Yvonne Hollenbeck's Christmas on the Ranch and other poems. She has collected 25 of her best Christmas poems, a varied and satisfying bundle, seasoned with heart, humor, compassion, nostalgia, and the true spirit of the season. Her life as a ranch wife, mother, and daughter shines a special light on the book's poems, family photos, recipe, and reminiscences. To borrow the title of one of the poems, the beautifully bound, gilt-lettered hardcover is "The Perfect Gift."

See a list of the contents here in our feature about Yvonne Hollenbeck.

Christmas on the Ranch and other poems is available for $18 postpaid from: Yvonne Hollenbeck, 30549 291st Street, Clearfield, South Dakota 57580 - 605/557-3559 email,

Western Winter Lights by Dee Strickland Johnson ("Buckshot Dot")

Much-loved poet, songwriter, and artist "Buckshot Dot" (Dee Strickland Johnson) has collected a treasury of Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Year's poetry and lyrics in her new book, Western Winter Lights.

With sections including "Winter," "Thanksgiving," "'Specially for Kids," "Christmas is A'Comin'," "Christmas," "Songs of Christmas," "Christmas Festivities," and "After Christmas," the 87 pieces in "Western Winter Lights" include works by James Barton Adams, Lon Austin, S. Omar Barker, Sally Bates, Virginia Bennett, Les Buffham, Jack Burdette, Robert Burns, Nona Kelley Carver, Larry Chittenden, Badger Clark, Dean Cook, Kit McLean Cramer, Captain Jack Crawford, Elizabeth Ebert, Rolf Flake, Igor Glenn, Ken Graydon, Julia Blanche Hanson, Royce Hodge, Yvonne Hollenbeck, Andy Hurlbut, Anne James, Bruce Kiskaddon, Henry W. Longfellow, Peggy Malone, Tony Matheny, Jane Ambrose Morton, Ted Newman, Tony Norris, Ray Owens, Ted Ramirez, Michael H. Ronstadt, Bud Strom, and Beverley Triplett.

Order Western Winter Lights directly from Buckshot Dot for just $10 postpaid: 7852 N. Toya Vista Drive, Payson, AZ 85541; (928) 474-8305.

A Cedar Ridge Christmas by Jo Lynne Kirkwood

Popular poet, songwriter, and artist Jo Lynne Kirkwood has a fine Christmas gift for her fans: A Cedar Ridge Christmas, a collection of twelve original Christmas poems.

Her deep love of family and place is celebrated with reverence and wonder, nostalgia, a touch of humor at times, and always, her lyrical style. That style is illustrated in "Bringin' Home Christmas":

Some years the full moon bathes the world in bright light,
A clear iridescent white glow
Sometimes Christmas Eve’s an indigo night,
Deep and velvet, like a lamp turned down low.

It's a special gift—Jo Lynne Kirkwood's poetry and the recording.

"A Cedar Ridge Christmas" is available for $12 postpaid from Jo Lynne Kirkwood, PO Box 570207, Sigurd, UT 84657;




  A Charlie Creek Christmas & Other Wint'ry Tales of the West by D. W. Groethe

This book is a work of art in words and illustration, with hand-lettered poems, and black and white and hand-colored illustrations by Scott Nelson and D. W. Groethe.  It includes 7 poems, including "A Charlie Creek Christmas."

Available for $10 postpaid from:

D. W. Groethe
PO Box 144
Bainville, MT 59212

  It's a Cowboy Christmas, edited by Sally Harper Bates

Poet Sally Harper Bates describes her anthology, It's a Cowboy Christmas:

A collection of stories, poetry, memories and recipes from folks who live the cowboy lifestyle and how they've experienced Christmas on the ranch. More than 30 writers have provided the 125 page collection.

It's a Cowboy Christmas
is $11, plus $5.35 shipping for up to 2 books. Order from: Sally Bates, P.O. Box 2814, Chino Valley, AZ 86323; 

christmasmemcd.jpg (17807 bytes)  Cowboy Christmas Mem'ries by Rod Nichols and Gene O'Quinn

This CD of Christmas Cowboy Poetry, Cowboy Christmas Mem'ries "invites the listener to travel back to a simpler time and observe Christmas with the Cowboy as written by Rod Nichols and read by Gene O'Quinn."  See our review here.

Poems included are:

Christmas Mornin' Coffee
Christmas Round the Campfire
A Cowboy Christmas Carol
Christmas at the Bunkhouse
The Storekeep's Christmas
Christmas at Miz Mary's
Christmastime in Texas
A Christmas Mem'ry
The Christmas Story
Cutter Bill's Bar
Ol' Ebb
Christmas Without Snow
Christmas at Line Camp
Rockin' Horse Cowboy

with Billy Curtis on guitar and John Pickul on harmonica

No longer available.

  A Cowboy Christmas, edited by Anne Tempelman-Kluit

A collection of stories and poetry, with poems by S. Omar Barker and others, including David Kelley; stories by Will James, Charles A. Siringo, Andy Adams, Roy Rogers and others; "Stubby Pringle's Christmas" by Jack Schaefer; recipes and much more in a 134-page softcover book.

Available at Amazon and other outlets

Wilbur's Christmas Gift, by Rodney Nelson

A touching poem in a hardcover book from two North Dakota ranchers.  Written by poet Rodney Nelson with illustrations by Scott Nelson, and dedicated to "all mothers who have taught their children the importance of a gift—whether big or small, given or received."

Available for $10.00 plus $2.50 postage from Rodney Nelson, 4905 44th St., Almont, ND 58520  701/843-8081

  A Cowboy's Night Before Christmas  Waddie Mitchell

An original poem in a small hardcover book.


Available at  Amazon, The Western Folklife Center, Gibbs-Smith and other sources

Christmas Poems  Waddie Mitchell

Poems from Waddie's annual Christmas cards, with Illustrations by Larry Butte..

Available at Waddie Mitchell's Western Jubilee site, The Western Folklife Center, Amazon, and other sources

  Christmas Tractor by Cindy Ladage and Jane Aumann

The third collaboration by Jane Aumann and Cindy Ladage, this children's book is about a "too-little" girl who wants to help get the family tractor ready for the Christmas parade.

Available at Cindy Ladage's web site

   Colors of Christmas, by Diane Tribitt

Minnesota rancher Diane Tribitt describes this children's coloring book as a "Christmas poem I wrote about a little girl named Johanna, as she discovers the meaning behind the colors used at Christmas time, along with biblical references to these colors. Every coloring book page also has a corresponding page with lines for the child to write their thoughts and a place to draw their own pictures." The book is illustrated  by Corbett Vanoni.

Available for $10 postpaid from Diane Tribitt, 38034 193rd Street, Hillman, MN  56338,; She suggests that the fastest way to order is to call her: 320-277-3389.


  A Cowboy Christmas from the Western Folklife Center

An hour-long radio documentary featuring Baxter Black, Waddie Mitchell, Gene Autry, Vincent Craig, and others.

Find more at the Western Folklife Center Gift Store


Mostly Music


  Top singer, songwriter, and Texas Poet Laureate Red Steagall launches the Christmas season with a CD of poetry and music, A Cow Camp Christmas. Red comments on his first commercial seasonal album, "It includes songs from some of America's great musical and lyrical minds and it is held together by the musical talents of some of the finest musicians..." It includes three poems, including the late Ray Owens' "When the Parson Went to Church" and S. Omar Barker's "Cowboy's Christmas Prayer," and seven songs from songwriters including RW Hampton, Andy Wilkinson, Fletcher Jowers, and the late Larry McWhorter's "I'll Meet You at the Throne." Musicians include Rich and Valerie O'Brien. See the entire track list here and visit for more information.

A Cow Camp Christmas is available for $16.95 plus postage from here from Red Steagall's mercantile.

Winner of the Western Heritage Wrangler Award
from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum

Popular Canadian singer and songwriter Eli Barsi's A Merry Prairie Christmas is described:

This festive album is a collection of well-crafted originals which lend a fresh new sound to Christmas, combined with several traditional favourites all delivered in a heartfelt acoustic simplicity. Eli's genres include Western Roots, Bluegrass, Folk and Country which are all richly displayed on this CD.

She features the talents of some of the finest musicians both sides of the border. Craig Young, from Terri Clark's band brings a Newfoundland sound to several tracks as he is featured on guitar and mandolin. Bruce Hoffman from Branson Missouri, who plays with Mel and Pam Tillis as well as Moe Bandy is a standout on fiddle and dobro. Silver Dollar Cities Bluegrass legend, David Bird from Arkansas breaks it down on a few tracks with his superb banjo licks. Jonathan Black who works with Barbara Fairchild in Branson adds a slight folk / jazz sound with piano and saxaphone. Bringing it back to Saskatchewan Eli herself plays acoustic guitar, autoharp and blow whistle synth. Eli's husband John Cunningham not only plays bass and harmonica but is featured vocally on two tracks, as well as engineers and co-produces the project.

The title cut, "A Merry Prairie Christmas," is one of Eli's four original songs on the album. This song focuses and pays tribute to her beloved Saskatchewan Prairies which she has returned to after 25 years of playing music across Canada and the USA:

The cold wind blows across the hills, winter time is here
Soon the sounds of sleighbells ring and wishes of good cheer
There’s no place I’d rather be than right here now with you
Let’s celebrate in Prairie style until the year is new. “

1.  Merry Prairie Christmas
2.  Let It Snow
3.  My Northern Star
4.  Snowbird
5.  Christmas For Cowboys/Beautiful Star Of Bethlehem
6.  Let There Be Peace On Earth
7.  Tree Pickin'Time
8.  Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
9.  I'll Be Home For Christmas/Jingle Bell Rock/Winter Wonderland
10. Christ of Christmas

Find more at

Christmas for Cowboys by Wylie Gustafson (of Wylie & the Wild West) brims with singular spirit. The thoughtfully chosen traditional songs are delivered with inspired reverence, dazzling style, and, of course, a bit of yodeling. Wylie's masterful interpretations of familiar and lesser known songs shine with the true joy, grace, and meaning of the season.

1. Go Tell it on the Mountain 
2. Christmas for Cowboys 
3. In the Bleak Midwinter
4. Behold that Star 
5. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
6. Christmas Time’s a Coming 
7. Silent Night
8. The Gifts They Gave 
9.  O Little Town of Bethlehem
10. Beautiful Star of Bethlehem

 At Wylie's web site, you can listen to track samples and find order information for Christmas for Cowboys.

  Home for the Holidays, Stephanie Davis

Recluse Records and Stephanie Davis proudly present "Home For The Holidays," a warm and wonderful collection of classic and original holiday favorites, as only Stephanie can sing them.  Her charming, refreshing vocals, combined with the masterful touches of Texas' finest musicians, make for a rich and soulful musical experience.  Co-producer Bobby Flores and veteran engineer Bobby Arnold (Neil Young, Doug Sahm, Willie Nelson) offer their incredible talents, and the inimitable Ray Price makes a guest appearance on Stephanie's own destined-to-be-a-classic, "All I Want For Christmas Is You."   Stephanie also offers up a beautiful rendition of her song "The Gift", which has been recorded by Garth Brooks and others, and is becoming a standard at church and school holiday programs around the globe.

1. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
2. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
3. All I Want for Christmas Is You (w Ray Price)
4. (There's No Place Like) Home For The Holidays
5. The Gift
6. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
7. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
8. The Diamond O
9. I'll Be Home For Christmas
10. Wondrous Light
11. I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day

Order from Stephanie Davis' web site or CD Baby.

  Sleigh Belles, Sweethearts in Carhartts, Liz Masterson, Jean Prescott, and  Yvonne Hollenbeck.

Christmas Time's a Comin' by Tex Williams
The Only Thing I Want for Christmas by Vick Night, Johnny Lange, and Lew Porter
Best Gift I've Had in Years by Yvonne Hollenbeck
Don't Look Out the Window by A.J. Neilburg and J. Fred Coots
Making Christmas Cookies by Yvonne Hollenbeck
Joseph and Mary and Me by Don Von Tress
All American Christmas by Yvonne Hollenbeck
From Cradle to Cross to Crown by Loney Hutchins
When it's Christmas on the Range by Dave Denny, Perry Ward
The Christmas Quilt by Yvonne Hollenbeck
Beautiful Star of Bethlehem by Adger M. Pace and R. Fisher Boyce
Christmas Gifts by Yvonne Hollenbeck
Come On Ring Those Bells by Andrew Culverwell
The Bells and Grandpa's Sleigh Poem by Yvonne Hollenbeck
Cooper's Christmas by Yvonne Hollenbeck and Jean Prescott
A Cowboy's Rocky Mountain Christmas by Don Woolett
Dear Santa by Yvonne Hollenbeck
Mary's Christmas by Jean Prescott and Doris Daley
The Annual Christmas Program by Yvonne Hollenbeck
The Pot-Bellied Stove by Scott Vaughn
An Old Fashioned Christmas by Yvonne Hollenbeck
Cedar Top Christmas Tree by Jean Prescott and Gary Prescott
I Still Like to Go to Grandma's by L. Kirk Talley
Santa's Yodel by Dave Branson

Sure to get you in a holiday mood and keep you there, Sleigh Belles, from the Sweethearts in Carhartts, is a Christmas package overflowing with the spirit. Their wide selection of poems and songs—24 generous tracksshowcases the sparkling vocals and fine harmonies of respected singers Liz Masterson, Jean Prescott, and the award-winning poetry of Yvonne Hollenbeck.

There's fun, nostalgia, reverence, style, and even a bit of yodeling. The music is a fresh collection, far from a batch of the usual Christmas tunes. The "Sweethearts" celebrate good songwriting in their choices of some excellent tunes by others, including Tex Williams' "Christmas Time's a Comin'"; "The Only Thing I Want for Christmas, by Vick Night, Johnny Lange, and Lew Porter; "The Pot-Bellied Stove" by Scott Vaughn; and "When it's Christmas on the Range" by Dave Denny and Perry Ward, to name just a few. Jean Prescott, known for her songwriting collaborations, also performs songs she has written with Gary Prescott, Doris Daley, and Yvonne Hollenbeck.

Yvonne Hollenbeck may be the patron poet of Christmas (she has a new collection of her Christmas poems, Christmas on the Range and other poems
). Her poems can take you back in time, take you back to what's important, make you laugh, and warm your heart. From stories that come right out of her ranch life ("Best Gift I've Had in Years") to the often-requested "The Christmas Quilt," you are drawn into the scenes that her words create.

An impressive crew backs up the Sweethearts in Carhartts with standout music (Butch Hause, Ernie Martinez, John Magnie, Jon Chandler, Chris Strongle, and Tom Nugent). Waddie Mitchell, Gary McMahan, and Jon Chandler add to the fun when they join in on "Cooper's Christmas," a song by Yvonne Hollenbeck and Jean Prescott.

Sleigh Belles is available from The Sweethearts in Carhartts, Prescott Music, PO Box 194, Ovalo, TX 79541; 325-583-2553;;

  Our First Noel, Belinda Gail, Curly Musgrave, Kip Calahan, and R.W. Hampton

 1. Two Step Round the Christmas Tree  / Belinda Gail/Curly Musgrave
 2. This Year My Christmas Wish is Mexico / Kip Calahan
 3. Long Canyon Christmas / RW Hampton
 4. Mary Did You Know / Belinda Gail
 5. Christmas Cookies / Curly Musgrave
 6. The Meaning of Christmas / Kip Calahan
 7. Mary's Little Boy Child / RW Hampton
 8. Till The Season Comes Round Again / Curly Musgrave
 9. Cowboy Christmas Eve / Kip Calahan
10. Wrapped In Glory  / Curly Musgrave/Belinda Gail
11. When My Heart Finds Christmas / RW Hampton
12. What Child is This / Belinda Gail
13. Once Upon a Christmas / Kip Calahan, Belinda Gail, RW Hampton, Curly Musgrave
14. Traditional Christmas Medley / Kip Calahan, Belinda Gail, RW Hampton, Curly Musgrave

Email:  Visit Belinda Gail's web site for more information.

The CD is also available from RW Hampton's site  and Kip Calahan's site.

The Christmas Trail from Western Jubilee

 1. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear - Sons of the San Joaquin
 2. Ridin' Up the Christmas Trail - Don Edwards
 3. Silent Night - Rich O'Brien
 4. A Cowboy's Night Before Christmas - Waddie Mitchell
 5. O Little Town of Bethlehem - Cowboy Celtic
 6. Cowboy Christmas Ball - Michael Martin Murphey
 7. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer - Don Edwards and Peter Rowan
 8. Here Comes Santa Claus - Rich O'Brien
 9. Away In A Manger - Wylie Gustafson & Kelly Willis
10. Christmas Letter - Waddie Mitchell
11. O Holy Night - Sons of the San Joaquin
12. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Cowboy Celtic
13. Everyday is Christmas In The West - Don Edwards with Norman Blake

Available for $15 plus postage from Western Jubilee

  Merry Christmas (from Our Camp to Yours), Jean Prescott, Chris Isaacs, Buck Ramsey, Sky Shivers

 1. A Cowboy Christmas Prayer
 2. The Gift
 3. Silent Night
 4. Christmas Waltz
 5. A Cowgirl's Christmas Wish
 6. The Christmas Song  7. Luke, Chapter 2, Verses 1-19
 8. Mary's Lullaby
 9. White Christmas
10. The Christmas Pageant
11. We Wish You A Merry Christmas 
Available from Jean Prescott's web site.

  An Ordinary Christmas, by Andy Wilkinson

A unique "celebration of death and rebirth" from a master.  Read more including reviews at Andy Wilkinson's web site.  

All songs written by Andy Wilkinson:

 1. Ground-tied
 2. When the Cottonwoods are Yellow
 3. The Letting-go of Leaves
 4. Both Sides of Living
 5. Vin Santo
 6. The Morning Side of Winter
 7. Hot Coffee
 8. The Day of the Christmas Ball
 9. Coffee at Camp on a Christmas Eve
10, We Angels Sang to the Shepherd Boys
11. Christmas on the Palo Duro
12, Christmas Medley
13. The Prayer that Stilled the Radio
14. The Longest Night of the Year
15. An Ordinary Christmas
16. The Tumbleweed Christmas Tree
17. After the Tree is Down
18. I Am Lifted
19. Into the Spring
20. Snowin' again in Lubbock

With Barry Corbin and musicians Tina Carraway, Joe Carr, Steve Cooper, Alan Crossland, Pernie Fallon, Mark Gillespie, Rusty Hudelson, Kenny Maines, Lloyd Maines, Haillye Miller, LaTronda Moyers, Alan Munde, Cori Lynn Ross, Lesley Sawyer, Cody Seaton, George Stelluto, Jordan Walker, Lucky, and Andy Wilkinson

Available from 

  Christmas in the West with Sons of the San Joaquin, Herb Jeffries, Don Edwards, Suzy Bogguss, Waddie Mitchell, Michael Martin Murphey, Riders in the Sky and Marty Robbins 

 1. Sleigh Ride/Jingle Bells Medley
 2. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
 3. Deck The Halls
 4. Everyday Is Christmas In The West
 5. Silent Night
 6. Jolly Old St. Nicholas/The Christmas Letter
 7. Winter Wonderland
 8. White Christmas
 9. Away In A Manger
10, I'll Be Home For Christmas

Available from Don Edwards' site

  Cowboy Christmas III by Michael Martin Murphey

  1. Are You Going Home For Christmas?
  2. The Old Times Christmas
  3. Draggin In The Christmas Tree
  4. The Kill Pen
  5. Doc's Morning Star Ranch Christmas Trilogy
  6. The Cowboy Christmas Prayer
  7. The Night Before Cowboy Christmas
  8.  Riding The River STYX

Available at Michael Martin Murphey's site 

  Cowboy Christmas, Michael Martin Murphey  

      1. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day/Old Time Christmas  
      2. Jolly Old St. Nicholas/The Christmas Letter  
      3. The Creak of the Leather  
      4. Christmas on the Line   
      5. Sleigh Ride/Jingle Bells   
      6. The Christmas Trail   
      7. Merry Texas Christmas to you All 
      8. Ridin' Home on Christmas Eve  
      9. Corn, Water, and Wood  
     10. The Cowboy Christmas Ball 
     11. Polka Medley: Good King Wenceslas/Under the Double Eagle/Redwing/Golden Slippers 
     12. Christmas Cowboy Style   
     13. The Santa Claus Schottische/Up on the House Top/The Sweetheart Schottische/Oh Susannah/
           Up on the House Top 
     14. Two-Step 'Round the Christmas Tree  
     15. Two Step Medley: Cotton-eyed Joe/Deck the Halls/Buffalo Gals//Soldier's Joy/The Girl I left Behind Me/ 
           Deck the Halls
     16. Log Cabin Home in the Sky  
     17. Waltz Medley: O Christmas Tree/Put Your Little Foot/Westfalia Waltz/Over the Waves/O Christmas Tree  L
     18. Pearls in the Snow 
     19. Good Night Ladies/Auld Lang Syne/The Christmas Dance

Available at Michael Martin Murphey's site and Amazon and other outlets

  Acoustic Christmas Carols, Michael Martin Murphey

      1. Home, Sweet Home   
      2. O Little Town Of Bethlehem   
      3. The First Noel   
      4. In The Bleak Midwinter   
      5. 'Twas In The Moon Of Wintertime   
      6. Away In A Manger   
      7. Joy To The World   
      8. It Came Upon The Midnight Clear   
      9. We Three Kings   
      10. Go Tell It On The Mountain   
      11. Silent Night   
      12. What Child Is This  
      13. I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day   
      14. Home, Sweet Home (Reprise)

Available at Michael Martin Murpher's site, Amazon and other sources

Christmas the Cowboy Way, by Riders in the Sky

       1. Corn, Water And Wood  
       2. Let It Snow/The Last Christmas Medley You'll Ever Need To Hear
       3. The Christmas Yodel   
       4. Sidemeat's Christmas Ball  
       5. The Prairie Dog Christmas Ball   
       6. The Friendly Beasts   
       7. Virgen Maria  
       8. I'll Be Home For Christmas  
       9. An Old Fashioned Christmas Polka 
      10. The Twelve Days Of Cowboy Christmas  
      11. Just Put A Ribbon In Your Hair 
      12. O Come, O Come Emmanuel  

Available from the Riders in the Sky siteAmazon, and other sources

  Christmas in the Country by Joni Harms

1. Going Home
2. White Whiskers
3. The Little Gray Donkey 
4. I'll Be Wearing Your Ring
5. Christmas in the Country
6. King of Kings
7. Cowboy Christmas 
8. The Gift
9. You Can Have a Merry Christmas
10. Remember What It's All About

Available from Joni Harms' web site and other sources

  The Christmas Trail by Yampa Valley Boys

1. The Christmas Trail
2. The Gift
3. Two-Step ‘Round the Christmas Tree
4. Christmas Medley—Deck the Halls, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Still, Still, Still and We Wish You A Merry Christmas
5. Mary’s Boy Child
6. Twelve Days of Cowboy Christmas
7  Corn, Water, And Wood
8  Colorado Christmas* Christmas Time’s A-Comin’
9. Silent Night

Available from the Yampa Valley Boys' web site, CD Baby,and other sources.

  Christmas Shoppin’ At The General Store by Nevada Slim & Cimarron Sue 

1. Cowgirl's Christmas
2. Christmas Shoppin' At the General Store
3. Stable Song
4. The Cowgirl Who Lost Her Jingle
5. Three Wise Men (poem)
6. Away In a Manager
7. White Christmas
8. Winter Waltz
9. The Night Before Christmas (recitation)
10. While This Cowboy Watched His Stock By Night
11. Silent Night

Six original songs by David H. Schroeder, Theresa Chedoen and Susan Matley are featured, plus original poetry by Bruce Matley (included in a rendition of “Silent Night”); S. Omar Barker’s poem “Three Wise Men”; and holiday favorites “White Christmas,” “Away In A Manger,” and the poem, “The Night Before Christmas.”

To purchase or preview Christmas
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