Amy Grant - Tennessee Christmas Lyrics



Come on weatherman
Give us a forecast snowy white
Can't you hear the prayers
Of every childlike heart tonight
Rockies are callin', Denver snow fallin'
Somebody said it's four feet deep
But it doesn't matter
Give me the laughter
I'm gonna choose to keep

Another tender Tennessee Christmas
The only Christmas for me
Where the love circles around us
Like the gifts around our tree
Well I know there's more snow up in Colorado
Than my roof will ever see
But a tender Tennessee Christmas
Is the only Christmas for me

Every now and then
I get a wanderin' urge to see
Maybe California, maybe tinsel town's for me
There's a parade there
We'd have it made there
Bring home a tan for New Year's Eve
Sure sounds exciting, awfully inviting
Still I think I'm gonna keep

Another tender Tennessee Christmas
The only Christmas for me
Where the love circles around us
Like the gifts around our tree
Well they say in L.A.
It's a warm holiday
It's the only place to be
But a tender Tennessee Christmas
Is the only Christmas for me.

Well I know there's more snow up in Colorado
Than my roof will ever see
But a tender Tennessee Christmas
Is the only Christmas for me

A tender Tennessee Christmas
Is the only Christmas for me




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Amy Grant Tennessee Christmas Comments
  1. Trela Anderson

    As a native Tennessean, I concur! Headed there from DC in three days!

  2. Mary B. Macke, CNA

    So blessed to meet and kiss Amy Grant on the cheek and of course to meet Michael W. Smith! #blessed

  3. Joe Mama

    Reminds me of my childhood. My mom always played this.

  4. Patrick Ho

    Great Christmas song!

  5. That Random Kid

    Every year my school has a little program where everyone in grades above kindergarten sing a song picked out by the teachers. Every year, one grade always sings the same songs; 8th grade. This is the main song they'll sing. I'm in 8th grade, and we are singing this song. It's the last one I'll sing at my school before going to high school, which I've been at my school since 1st grade, so I've done this every year. I guess this song will be my goodbye to my school.

  6. Emma Smith

    I get to sing this for my Christmas voice recital. I’m so super excited!!

  7. Marli Fontes

    👍👍👍🔔Boa noite Linda

  8. Alyssa

    I am telling you, I didn’t know the words for about 13 years now.
    I always thought it was “Ten to Tennessee Christmas” or “Tenor Tennessee Christmas” ! I was always so confused.
    I was just randomly singing it, I know, in June, and I realized “It’s TENDER Tennessee Christmas!!!!”

  9. Richard Hutchison

    We love you Amy Leigh!

  10. Al Damian

    Hi i Madison i really like your song i just want to tell you about me I was practicing a dance so can i use your song?

  11. Andréa Duarte

    Come on weatherman,
    Give us a forecast snowy white.
    Can't you hear the prayers
    Of every childlike heart tonight?
    Rockies are calling,
    Denver snow falling,
    Somebody said it's four feet deep.
    But it doesn't matter,
    Give me the laughter;
    I'm gonna choose to keep
    Another tender Tennessee Christmas,
    The only Christmas for me.
    Where the love circles around us,
    Like the gifts beneath our tree.
    Well I know there's more snow
    Up in Colorado
    Than my roof will ever see,
    But a tender Tennessee Christmas
    Is the only Christmas for me.
    Every now and then,
    I got a wanderin' urge to see
    Maybe California,
    Maybe tinsel town's for me.
    There's a parade there;
    We'd have it made there;
    Bring home a tan for new year's eve.
    Sure sounds exciting,
    Awfully inviting,
    Still I think I'll gonna keep
    Another tender Tennessee Christmas,
    The only Christmas for me.
    Where the love circles around us,
    Like the gifts beneath our tree.
    Well they say in l.a.,
    It's a warm holiday;
    It's the only place to be.
    But a tender Tennessee Christmas
    Is the only Christmas for me.
    Well I know there's more snow
    Up in Colorado
    Than my roof will ever see,
    But a tender Tennessee Christmas
    Is the only Christmas for me.
    A tender Tennessee Christmas
    Is the only christmas for me.
    Compositores: Amy Grant / Gary Chapman

  12. myll gibzhond

    2018 watch

  13. Mary Ellen Leach

    My family’s Christmas since forever. THANK YOU AMY...from another TN GAL!!!💕

  14. Jenn E

    One of my all time Favs. Miss you mama...miss HOME. ❤

  15. Josip Jesus Christus

    Wonderful Christmas song

  16. Bread, Wine and Song

    This was a great album during the artist's best days. Amy never had the power and energy of a Twila Paris, but her music during this era was beautiful reflective and just great easy listening music for its genre. There is nothing like this in the Christian music scene anymore. We flower and fade.

  17. Glynna Schmehl

    This song is why I started the country ( primitive ) Christmas look.

  18. Connie Estrada

    I choke up when she sings "I know there's more snow, up in Colorado than my roof will ever see. But a Tender Tennessee Christmas is the only one for me." My daddy who has passed away 8 years ago grew up in Colorado and I use to visit there in the summer. Merry Christmas daddy. A lot of my relatives that live in Colorado, I miss them dearly.

    Trish Skidmore

    They do this song at Dollywood in their Smokey Mountain Christmas show. It's incredible. I start to cry as soon as the first note plays.

  19. Slaphappy one

    I am sure she is nice. I lost respect for her after she and her husband divorced. A Christian out of convience.

    Lucinda Radford

    Divorce happens. Don't Judge.

    debbi wilt

    What an ignornant comment.

  20. Deborah Bonney

    My all time favorite Christmas album

  21. Lisa Pearson

    Tennessee Christmas is home!

  22. Richard Thornton

    I just returned from Amy & Vince's Christmas Show at the Ryman !!! If ya'll get a chance, it's one of those can't miss shows that should be on your bucket list. She performed this song, among others * i wanted to hear it again. Ty Amy & Vince !!! Merry Christmas

  23. Florence Parker

    Classic & very stellar!!!!! Great job, Amy!!!!!!

  24. NeutronStar JulyGirl

    Omg! My childhood Christmas memories all flooding back.... 😄 😘
    A beautiful song for a beautiful season.
    ❤ Im going to send it to my older sister who love this song since we were kids. She's gonna be very emotional.

  25. Tom Altenburg

    One of my annual Christmas favorites! This entire album is so beautiful.

  26. Marissa Trodglen

    Im from Tennessee!❤

  27. Patsy Stewart

    My favorite Christmas album.

  28. Kelly Swan

    I have lived in Florida, Iowa,Wyoming, Tennessee is the best Christmas in the world!! There is no place like home!!!

  29. Andrea West

    I susceptible

  30. Christian Middleton

    This is so true, I live in TN

  31. carolyn thompson

    Very pretty song. I saw Amy in concert 30 years ago with 6 other girls. We were all in our 20's. We had a wonderful time and Amy put on a super show.

  32. Douglas Dever

    Brings back great memories of living in TN. Even now living in the beautiful Rockies in Idaho (yes with more snow than I ever had on my roof in TN), I can honestly say I miss TN. But my Malamutes sure do love the snow!

  33. Cynthia Ann Barnhill

    This has never hit more home for me than the last year and this year I'm from Tennessee but one of my twin sons joined the Air force and lives in Washington state and he hasn't been home for Christmas in 3 yrs I miss that young man!!! Ugh makes me cry to listen to this but I've all ways loved it

  34. Gato Carrillo

    This song make me cry when my sister went to a other 🗽 i am cry when that song just start this song 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

  35. Juan Barillas

    There's no better season than Christmas, Jesus birthday. Even better to celebrate it with a lot of country style. Keep your heart warm and joyful. Nice song!

  36. Bryant C

    My home state of Tennessee is a great place to live race a family and work. Go vols!! Go predators!! Go titans!!

    jensmom604

    You got it! I'm proud to be from the Volunteer State! We just got a new outhouse, a two-seater. My daddy runs moonshine and I married my first cousin.

  37. Joe Mama

    Reminds me of my childhood, before the weight of the world had fallen on my family. Oh to go back to those days....

  38. DeeAnna Edens

    My very favorite !!!

  39. Rachel Lellis

    This was the first cassette I ever loved, mostly because my mom played it all the time around Christmas. The album will always have a special place in my heart! <3

  40. David Thomas

    One of my favorite Christmas albums of all times. I remember the year it came out, I was attending Oral Roberts University. I was walking across campus listening to it on my walkman and one of my best friends started telling me about this great Christmas album she had just bought...it was Amy's album. I never fail to get misty eyed when I hear Tennessee Christmas.

  41. George Martin

    This song almost makes me miss home. Almost. God bless Amy Grant.

  42. Amanda Hanes

    This is my first Christmas away from home as an adult. Time to start my own traditions with my own family... this album has been my favorite since I was like 3. 20+ years now and will continue. Happy Holidays!

  43. carlos fernandez

    I've been an Amy Grant and an Iron Maiden Fan for Decades !!!

    Kell Varnssen

    👍 \m/

  44. Connor Jones

    my mom likes amy grant

  45. Connor Jones

    thats rude 65 dislike

  46. Sue Curtis

    love this song
    sue!

    Nice learning even for Adults and Kids

    that is so true
    am i right, guys?

  47. Hannah Banana

    I love this Christmas album by Amy Grant. I'm American...never been to Tennessee. I'm from the west coast...however I adore this song.

  48. Larry Reid

    There is another version which is the "official" Amy Grant video. I like this better because this is the way I remember hearing it on the radio. Love this.

  49. Heather Smith

    Got this the year it came out and it became the anthems for my children growing up. Jesus never sees His birthday celebrated in our home without Amy.

  50. Danny 199

    This is such a nice song. I like the version of Grant&Forsyth better though.

  51. sara olsen

    love the song it bring out Christmas in all of us

  52. Lynnette Davis

    I Love. This song reminds me. Of my daughter Wendy

  53. ickng456

    i heard this song in a store and liked it, made me feel loke i was in tenesse even tho i never been there, bit of a sad song but it is good still

  54. okayytoria

    I literally just moved to Tennessee from Colorado and this hits me in the feels

    Sterling TransKinetic

    Welcome home to TN!

    April Bradley

    Welcome to TN!!

  55. Ruben Salazar

    I feel the same way

  56. james robinson

    There is something special about Amy Grant.  There always has been.  Her songs are true gifts. Amy and her songs have certainly helped me through some tough times. She is a treasured blessing.

  57. Brandon McDonald

    I like the the song but the people who made all west chorus at my school is doing this and I like their way a little bit more

    Brandon McDonald

    And I from Tennessee

    jolene daniel

    +Brandon McDonald I'm in Tennessee . I even had to sing this in a Christmas play which my mom made me be in and I really didn't want to but I did it.

  58. Jeff B

    I completely agree Addi.. Certain CD'S just have a place in our Christmas hearts.. Enjoy the Holidays.. I live in Arizona so send some snow :)

  59. Kevin Small

    I just love Amy Grant she does a good job on this song.

  60. Andi Pratt

    Love this album...Amy and Gary harmonize so good together

  61. Addi Forras

    This album has been a Christmas tradition in my family for as long as I can remember. It's not Christmas until I listen to it!

    Angela Lopez

    Addi Forras me too! !!

    andyoushouldfeelbad

    Same here! I love it.

    lil' death bear

    Agreed! My all-time fave Xmas album. So very reminiscent of childhood Christmas-time

    Tyler Clarkson

    Addi Forras yesss!

    Matt Snow

    Same with my family listening at Christmas time and in the car during the holidays

  62. Briauna Westphalen

    This is the song that is the reason I can't wait to move to Tennessee

  63. Christina L

    My whole family loves this song <3

  64. Katie Gooch

    My first Christmas without my Momma! She loved this song and played it every year! I was out Christmas shopping with my husband yesterday and this song came on in a store, I completely lost it right there in the store! I needed to come home and listen to it again! I'm not looking forward to Christmas this year or any year to come! This one's for you Mom! I love you!

    Ben Woolston

    God bless you, this is my mother's favorite too. I can't imagine Christmas without her.  Thank you for reminding me how much I am thankful to have her around.  But please know, a mother's spirit never leaves us.  Merry Christmas!

    Jere Kibler

    Im sorry for your loss Katie. This is my first year living in Tenn and where my dad passed away this past July. Play this often and keep the memories of your mom alive.

    Cindy Daigle

    Oh, Katie. All peace with you. Your Mom WOULD want you to remember her, and look forward each year to remembering the love you shared together. "The love circles around us", and she reached out to you to let you know she's here for you, still in that circle. May you find her today in a special way.

    Kelly Cardinal

    You get it...maybe this is the last Christmas without the gifts around our tree is our family. So much deeper than Amy ever intended it to be.

  65. Walter Johnson

    Our Family has enjoyed these songs every Christmas for nearly 20
    years.  I remember seeing the Christmas special from which the
    album comes.

  66. John McClune

    Amy's song brings back nice memories of my time in Johnson City, TN at ETSU during the 80's. Thanks, Amy.

  67. Katie R.

    Favorite Christmas song EVER

  68. Stan McGuire

    This album is part of our family Christmas tradition. Every year, on Friday or Saturday after Thanksgiving, we all gather and setup our Christmas tree, lights and decorations. I make my famous batch of good hot cocoa, and we blare this album through the house, everyone singing along at the top of our lungs. This album is the ABSOLUTE BEST EVER!

  69. Pete Cirignani

    Christmas is over but I'm already looking forward to the next one

    George Martin

    Its back. enjoy and God bless.

    Pete Cirignani

    I planted pines in my backyard (Afghan pines grow in AZ) so with a little fake snow my kids are going to get Christmas Story in the desert.

  70. Samual Iam

    I don't live in TN, but I have listened to this song every year since I was a child. It never gets old nor dull. I start with this then move onto to Emmanuel. Childhood memories are what get me through Christmas.

  71. Jenn McMurtry

    This is my favorite Christmas song still to this day!

  72. MEL29

    Yay! East TN, born & bred...UT Grad...Christmas theme song...and Amy Grant's from here too. BAM!! Magic! :O

    Chas N.

    Go Big Orange !

  73. marie brooke

    I sang this for my chorus winter Christmas concert

  74. reparata11

     When will we see "Log Cabin Christmas" by Charlene Gordon from 1986?  I'd love to see the video that was shown on CMT, and TNN, back in 1986.

  75. Matt

    Why must we dispute bible verses @ each other? cant we just enjoy the song?

    Bread, Wine and Song

    Seriously.

    Joanne Jaworski

    You tell em, Matt!!

  76. Stevan Ruutana

    Religion or faith is something personal. It relates ourself and God in a particular relationship. No one can bother who should be someone's trust to be his guidance.

  77. axab43

    I do not want to come to the light? I follow Jesus, I am saved. Are you? You dont seem to take much notice of what Jesus said? I know you can quote the Bible but have you been born again ?

  78. premed Oeighty

    cathmay62 does not want to come to the Light! Why? Christ tells us why: John3:19.

  79. premed Oeighty

    There you go again!!! Substituting your frail, vain, carnal, worldly opinion for God's Word. Why? Why do you do that? Is it out of pure ignorance (1Cor7:10-11, Mark10:12, Rom7:3, Luke16:18, John7:24, 1Cor6:3), or something more malicious, like some of the reasons He gives for your failure to hear/believe/heed?

  80. premed Oeighty

    You are too full of yourself to have any room for God's Word. The reasons He gives for your failure to hear or heed Him are not good! (John 14:24, 8:47, 3:20, 12:40; 2Tim 4:3; 2Thes 2:11-12; Rom 1:28, 11:8; Heb6:4-6; 1John 3:8)

  81. premed Oeighty

    You didn't even read the referenced Scripture! You know more know God's Word than you know my address.

  82. premed Oeighty

    Wow how you like to replace God's Word with yourself! Why? Why do you mouth the sodomite mantra about God's Word being "hateful" when He says unrepentant adulteresses are His enemies (James4:4), when He promises to kill their children (Rev:23), when He calls them satan's (1John3:8) and promises His wrath (Eph5:6, Matt7:23) and says sodomites will join them in hell (1Cor6:9)?
    All have sinned, but not all go to hell. Surely, the unrepentant do! (Heb10:26-27)
    Believers believe God, why don't you?

  83. axab43

    And how do you know she is unrepentant. She got out of a horrible, abusive marriage. You don't know the whole story so you have no right to judge and you will be judged in return. That is what GOD'S WORD said. He has not given you the right to judge.

  84. axab43

    How dare you tell me I call God's Word rubbish. I'm just saying you don't get it. Go and look at what Jesus thought of the Pharisees, because you are sounding very much like them!

  85. axab43

    I am totally serious. To know Jesus Christ, you have the character of Jesus Christ. You with your hateful, judgemental attitude do not. God's Word is intended for our instruction. Jesus knew we would never be able to obey all of it, which is why He died. You have not grasped that concept. But I am saved, so it doesn't bother me. What does bother me is you possibly turning other people from Jesus with your vile attitude. I would say that bothers Him too.

  86. premed Oeighty

    You are full of yourself, and devoid of God's Word. (Mark8:38, Rev21:8)

  87. premed Oeighty

    Your obvious problem is that, like Eve and Jezebel, you don't take God's Word seriously. (1Cor6:9, Eph5:6)

  88. premed Oeighty

    How judgmental you are!!!!
    Have you no better answer to God's question at Luke6:46 than Amy has? (1Cor7:10-11, Mark10:12, John14:24)

  89. premed Oeighty

    I would be very careful when you start calling God's Word "rubbish," and deeming to substitute your own carnal worldly opinion for God's Word!
    That is the sin of satan.
    God's Word is the Judge (John12:48) who tells us that unrepentant adulteresses like Amy go to hell with sodomites (1Cor6:9). Christ even promised to kill Jezebel's children for Amy's same refusal to repent of her adultery (Rev2:23)

    Lucinda Radford

    Hush and enjoy the song.

  90. premed Oeighty

    Are you serious? (John1:1-14)

  91. axab43

    Wow, I really am scared for you. If you understood anything about the Gospel message, it is the ones who judge everyone else that Jesus gets most angry at. Read the Gospels again. And as I said in another comment, if you haven't sinned, feel free to keep posting your hatred. If you have, you are on very dangerous ground. (I do know the scripture, by the way. We are all sinners, I was being sarcastic. You have no right to judge anyone, we are ALL sinners.

  92. axab43

    Item72, I believe in Jesus Christ, His death on the cross is what will get me to heaven, not what I do or don't do. I would go and read the Scriptures again if I were you, especially Jesus' attitude toward the Pharisees who were very good at spouting judgement at everyone else and couldn't see the sin in themselves.

  93. axab43

    You are the one in a dicey place! Get to know Jesus Christ, come back and maybe I will take you seriously.

  94. axab43

    I don't worship Amy, I'm not even a fan. I do worship Jesus Christ, and believe me, you do not know Him. I know Him and the same Christ I know is not in you. (Have you actually understood the Gospel message? Amy Grant got out of a horrible situation the only way she could. You are the one who will be judged for your vile and unrepentant attitude, spouting hatred. Believe me, it is you I feel sorry for on Judgement Day.

  95. axab43

    Are you serious? You may know God's Word but you do not know Jesus Christ! Anyone who really knew Him could not write such rubbish. Spouting scripture will not get you into heaven and you have sinned as much as or more than Amy in your judgemental and hyprocritical attitude.

  96. don cubitt

    this guy is not a godly person he dose evil stuff to his church home he fucks the wifes that he can and loves hate and eating my stuff out of my wifes ass! he is so so sick

  97. Aaron Meyer

    ....even as Christians we do and will fall short, but 1 John says that if we confess our sins, God is faithful to forgives us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. The gospel is good news my friend of Gods great love not rules and regulations. Do I believe there are consequences for sins? Yes. God may not use Amy musically anymore, but He longs to still be in her life and who are you to say that He isn't in hers....or mine?

  98. Aaron Meyer

    Item72....Well sure I do believe in Christ and I am a believer. How can you so quickly judge someone's walk with God? I've listened to Amy Grant growing up and loved her music. I believe she loves The Lord and was greatly used by God at that time to reach people. I never said that I dismissed her sin, on the contrary I was hurt by it and it effected me. I do not however believe that she is damned to hell because of her mistake. We all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

  99. Aaron Meyer

    Item72...Gods word says that they will know we are Christians by our love. I'm not suggesting that we accept sin, but I don't hear love in your comments.

  100. pavman1000

    She did a awesome job on this song....to bad she is a sellout to sorry pop music of today....people with no talent...no real bands like in the "80's