Here is a list of some of Red Simpson’s hit songs: “I’m a Truck,” “Roll Truck Roll,” “Diesel Smoke, Dangerous Curves,” Country Western Truck Drivin’ Singer,” “Awful Lot to Learn About Truck Drivin’,” “Truck Driver’s Heaven” and “The Flyin’ Saucer Man and the Truck Driver.”

Sensing a theme here? While he did write about other topics from time to time – his song “Close Up The Honky Tonks” was a hit for his pal Buck Owens, for example – Red Simpson was first and foremost a writer and performer of truck driving songs. And unlike another country star named Red who wrote about trucks and trucking, Red Simpson’s songs don’t go absolutely bonkers every time the engine starts up.

“Truckin’ Trees for Christmas” is as straightforward as it gets: here’s a dude with a big rig who’s bringing Christmas trees from the top of a mountain to a bunch of happy customers, which he says is a little like being Santa’s helper. And when he’s not busy helping everybody else get into the Christmas spirit, he’s decorating the truck cab with lights and putting a tiny tree on the dashboard, because the truck seems to like it that way.