Whether you like or hate Christmas songs, they're vital in getting into the holiday spirit. Their simple and traditional melodies capture the warm feelings of wearing fuzzy sweaters, drinking hot cocoa, seeing colorful lights, bonding with family and, of course, presents. What makes Christmas music in Texas unique, though, is how Texans musicians add a Southern touch to them. If you want to feel more Texan this holiday season, try adding these songs to your Christmas compilation playlist.

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” by Gene Autry
While there are many versions of this classic, there’s a reason Gene Autry’s version first reached No. 1 on the U.S. charts once it came out in late 1949. The song has become a staple in Christmas playlists since then, known for its hummable melody and old-timey sound. In case you’re unfamiliar with the story of Rudolph, the story is simple: all of Santa’s other reindeer pick on Rudolph for having a red, glowing nose — that is, until Santa asks Rudolph to guide his sleigh with his nose during a foggy Christmas. It’s a positive song and, Texan or not, it’ll paint your living room with Christmas colors.