Front Deck Boom Box Christmas Edition: Lucie Tiger

13 December 2022 | 11:24 am | Mallory Arbour

We caught up with Lucie Tiger to find out what songs she’s listening to this December for this week’s Christmas edition of Front Deck Boom Box.

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It’s that time of the year again where we come together to celebrate friends and family with of course, an abundance of festive tunes!

Americana singer-songwriter, Lucie Tiger’s latest single, Christmas In The South, beckons us to a happy place where family and friends come together to share Season’s Greetings, good cheer, and a beer or two. Lucie wrote the song last Christmas when the pandemic kept family and friends apart. Like so many people, she hankered for happier times when she could share a drink with friends, sing along to classic songs on the radio while she puts up the tinsel and hugs her mama. 

With a year of fires, floods and pandemic, Christmas In The South came together in the studio in a joyous way as soon as travel permitted. Written and performed by Lucie (acoustic guitar, vocals), the single features Brad Kuhn (keys), Will McFarlane (electric guitar), Bob Wray (bass), and Justin Holder (percussion). Produced by John Gifford and recorded in Muscle Shoals.

We caught up with Lucie Tiger to find out what songs she’s listening to this December for this week’s Christmas edition of Front Deck Boom Box.


1. Hell of a Holiday  Pistol Annies

What's not to love about the Pistol Annies in the first place? The all-girl country supergroup with Miranda Lambert, Angeleena Presley and Ashley Monroe were already on my playlists before they released their epic Holiday record last year. The title track Hell of a Holiday gets me totally in the season and I dare anyone to listen along and not feel inspired to start putting up tinsel. 

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2. Sleigh Ride  Runaway June

Move over Bing Crosby, we got more girls coming in hot! This song is such a great classic Christmas tune and I love hearing it with all of the harmonies and country twang that Runaway June always brings. I find it impossible to listen to this song and not sing along with the girls! 

3. It's Just Not Christmas  Jessica Lynn

Jessica Lynn is actually a friend of mine, an incredibly talented country artist from New York state and this song is so beautiful and touching. It picks up where Elvis Presley's Blue Christmas left off in that sometimes the season can remind us of those who aren't there, and this song does just that in a heartfelt, bittersweet way. 

4. Driving Home For Christmas  Chris Rea

This is the song that I grew up listening to at Christmas time and nothing makes me start dreaming of turkey and tinsel like hearing this song and the tinkling ivories that start it off. I think everyone can identify with that feeling - you've just finished your last day of work before the holidays, you're driving home feeling excited and the driver’s next to you are all doing the same thing. You're all just driving home for Christmas with a good song on stereo to get you there.

5. Christmas In The South  Lucie Tiger

What's a little self-promotion among friends, right? I had such a good time writing and recording this song in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. The lyrics speak to all the things we love about Christmas – getting the family together, having a cold one with friends and the possible appearance of Santa, plus I can't get enough of the jam we all have at the end. I love this song so much, I was dying to release it as soon as we cut it, but of course, you can't release a Christmas song in July! 

Honourable mentions: How To Make Gravy by Paul Kelly, Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree by Julia Cole and Hannah Dasher, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Frank Sinatra and Christmas Cookies by Lainey Wilson.


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