We love our Cowboys here in Texas, and I don’t necessarily mean the perennially disappointing football team. What I mean is those extraordinary gentleman that have forged the Texas spirit in all of its wild and independent ways. So, its no surprise when we celebrate our holidays with a flair that fits our roots.
I don’t know if you’ve ever heard about it, but in Anson, TX they hold what they call the “Cowboys’ Christmas Ball.” This special occasion takes it name after a poem by William Lawrence Chittenden called the same name. With true Texas flair, the ball takes place in Pioneer Hall for three days prior to Christmas every year. Music, dancing, and a heck of a good time accompanies this event.
For the past 30 years, the Ball has received special recognition due to the performances of country singer Michael Martin Murphey for past 30 years or so. He even wrote a song in honor of the event. More recently, the country band “The Killers” has covered the song.
With this Texas tradition going strong for 75 years now, it seems that more Texans should think about making this a bucket list item. However, you have to be quick in the saddle to make sure you get your tickets!