My holiday fave: "Colorado Christmas" by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band


"The closest thing to heaven on this planet anywhere, is a quiet Christmas morning in the Colorado snow." Those lyrics are by the late great Steve Goodman in his song "Colorado Christmas." I've always loved The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's version of that tune. Has special meaning for those of us living in this beautiful state whether there is snow on the ground or not! In 1997 they performed "Colorado Christmas" on a TV special and told the story behind the song. Merry Christmas! (photo: Getty Images)