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My personal favorite holiday song for this time of the year: Colorado Christmas. And with the heavy snow in the high country, it is just SO PERFECT!

Colorado Christmas by Stevie Goodman
Best Known Artist: The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band performing here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbODSEP9m_A

Filmed in Austin, Texas, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 1997 TV special to commemorate the release of their first Christmas album (aptly titled “The Christmas Album”). Special guests were Aaron Neville, Kathy Mattea, Nanci Griffith, the Austin Children’s Choir, John McEuen and Vassar Clements.

Looking out the window of this Hollywood hotel
You’d never know that it was Christmas Eve
The billboards and the neon took the place of silver bells
And the temperature is eighty-four degrees

I can hear the traffic on the crowded strip below
As the palm trees poke their heads above the scene
But there’s not a single reindeer and it hardly ever snows
And Santa drives a Rolls Royce limousine

But all along the Rockies you can feel it in the air
From Telluride to Boulder down below
The closest thing to heaven on this planet anywhere
Is a quiet Christmas morning in the Colorado snow

I remember Christmases when I was just a boy
In the morning I would run to see the tree
And the carolers on the hillside sang their songs of Christmas joy
Well, I always thought they sang them just for me

Now the sun is setting in the California sky
And I can’t find the spirit anywhere
So I think it’s time for me to tell Los Angeles goodbye
I’m going back home to look for Christmas there

But all along the Rockies you can feel it in the air
From Telluride to Boulder down below
The closest thing to heaven on this planet anywhere
Is a quiet Christmas morning in the Colorado snow;
It’s the quiet Christmas morning in the Colorado snow

If you like watching dogs romp in the snow, here’s a fun video using Colorado Christmas as a back-drop song:

And for the heck of it, here’s a site with the chords. Learn to play it, too!
http://www.chordie.com/chord.pere/www.guitarnetwork.org/acoustic/tab/g/steve_goodman/colorado_christmas.crd

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