Okay, so we don’t get your typical traditional White Christmas here, and at my house we often times eat Thanksgiving and even Christmas dinner on our back patio. Even so, I wouldn’t want to be anywhere for Christmas other than Austin, Texas. Whether you are celebrating Christmas or not, Christmas through New Years Eve here in Austin the people are friendly, the tamales are plentiful and margaritas replace the eggnog.
What better way to kick off the season than to add some of these Austin Christmas tunes to your play list. Shelley King says it all in one of my favorite Christmas songs, perfectly titled “Christmas in Austin.” Check out the video below:
It goes without saying that listening to any Christmas song covered by one of our most famous Austinites, Willie Nelson, is always a great way to celebrate the season. One of my favorites is “Pretty Paper.” His rendition of White Christmas is also wonderful, but let’s face it… a white Christmas in Austin would take a miracle. Although, this is the season where we can expect a miracle, so you never know! Watch the video for Pretty Paper below:
Last, but not least, the Amazon Acoustic Album in its entirety just feels totally Austin to me, and is beautiful, cheerful listening. My favorite is “Grateful for Christmas” but Hayes Carll. Check out the video below, and then head to Amazon if you want to hear the whole 50-song album!
Life is better with good food, good wine and great design!