On the twentieth day of Country Music #CMchat’s 25 Days of Country Christmas, we bring to you a freshly baked track from the king of country, George Strait.
Having released four full-length Christmas albums, George Strait has no shortage of Christmas tracks. One of his most popular holiday hits wasn’t released on any of those albums, however. “Christmas Cookies” was only released on compilation Christmas albums in 1999.
With his signature voice, George Strait could release just about anything and have people lined up to get the first copy. This song is one of the hidden treasures of his career. The song itself is an ode to the sugary treats that we all know and love, but George throws in a twist at the end of the song.
“Now there’s a benefit to all of this / That you might have overlooked or missed /
So now let me tell you the best part of it all / Every time she sticks another batch in the oven /
There’s 15 minutes for some kissin’ and’a huggin’ / That’s why I eat Christmas cookies all year long”
While the king may have hung up his hat to touring, we still have his old catalog as well as upcoming work to enjoy. This is one song I look forward to hearing on radio every year. Watch the video for George Strait’s “Christmas Cookies” below.