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Various Artists

Christmas Dreamers: Yuletide Country (1960-1972)

Daddies don’t always come home for Christmas. From the snow-covered plains of Wisconsin’s Driftless region to the palm-lined avenues of Los Angeles, the loneliness of the holidays is a universal theme, best expressed by tear-in-the-beer country music hopefuls. Sung and strummed (and plucked) by an unlikely assortment of Nashville aspirants, our Christmas Dreamers spent the ’60s gambling their futures on the AM airwaves of a forgotten America.

Track List

  1. Joyce Street Make This A Good Christmas
  2. Charlie Stewart Santa Claus Won't Come This Year
  3. Glenn Brookshire Christmas Come Back To Me
  4. Billy Egr with Bobby Van & The Swing Kids What Would Santa Claus Think
  5. Don McGinnis & The Cactus Cutups When Santa Comes
  6. Bobby Hodge Blue Christmas
  7. Dick Sicely & The Country Boys A Christmas Walk With God
  8. Joyce Street What I Really Want For Christmas
  9. Charlie Stewart Santa Claus Ain't A Hippie
  10. Ben Hinds All I Want For Christmas (Is A Go Go Girl)
  11. The Caravans Rock and Roll Christmas
  12. Don McGinnis & The Cactus Cutups I’ll Be Home For Christmas
  13. Harold Steinbach White Christmas