Listen to OUT ON THE ROAD FOR CHRISTMAS by Red Simpson.
Red Simpson is, Dave Dudley excepted, the voice of trucker country music. That may or may not mean much to you, but it makes Out On The Road For Christmas a quintessential trucker Christmas song.
There's a really, really great profile of Red Simpson that WFMU put up earlier this year. I highly recommend you go read it. I'll just share one anecdote from the article:
The oft-told story goes that after a gig in the early seventies a real life truck driver approached Simpson for an autograph. Expressing his admiration for Simpson's musical treatment of his daily drudgery, the trucker asked Red how long he had been trucking. The fan was shocked when Simpson explained he had never been in the cab of a rig in all his life. Feigning disbelief the trucker awkwardly stumbled as he asked Simpson "... then why would you write so many songs about trucking?" Red Simpson confidently answered, "Money."Money. Isn't that what the holidays are all about? :)
[Note that this copy of the song includes a snippet of unrelated dialog at the end. Can't remember why that is.]
Photo: Coronado Plaza on Route 66.