Just like that, Thanksgiving has come and gone here in the U.S., and we're suddenly about one month away from Christmas!
Thanks so much for listening to the Sounds of Christmas! We've been back on for three weeks, now, and we've reached listeners in 48 states, Washington DC and 70 other countries!
Next week will be a big week for the Sounds of Christmas, as we bring back many of our listeners favorites!
The All-Request Hour will be back this Monday. If you click on REQUESTS at the top of this page, you'll find a new blog posted each week, so you can comment with your requests and find out when they'll be on! This is the first year I've tried to do it this way, and hopefully it will work and be a little easier for everyone. It will go active this weekend, so check back if it isn't already up.
The All Request Hour will run from 12:00pm to 1:00pm (Eastern) each weekday.
The New Music Hour will also be back on Monday. From 8:00pm to 9:00pm (Eastern) each weeknight, you'll get an entire hour of the latest Christmas music! I'm still adding lots of new music, so you'll always get to hear something new!
We'll also be shining the spotlight on the singers and bands that are sponsoring us this season, as well as those who have been a big part of the Sounds of Christmas in years past. The Stars of the Sounds of Christmas will air four times a day, at 1:00am and 7:00am, and 1:00pm and 7:00pm. You'll hear from Richard Kincaid, Scotty McCreery, the Prog World Orchestra, Judy Pancoast and the Polyphonic Spree, as well as Tommy James, Shelby Lynne and Mannheim Steamroller (just to name a few).
Speaking of Scotty McCreery, a week from this Monday (December 3), we'll be launching the Scotty McCreery Song of the Day, which will be your chance to win a CD Prize Pack including Scotty's new CD "Christmas With Scotty McCreery"! You can get the details on that RIGHT HERE!
Also coming in December, the return of Two For Tuesday! Each Tuesday in December, you'll hear two songs in row, all day long, from all your favorite Christmas music artists!
That's the news for now, so let's move on to this week's top ten. Since the Sounds of Christmas plays thousands of songs, all the top ten's for the rest of the season will have at least twenty songs. It just seems hard to limit it to only ten, when we play so many!
Anyway, here's this week's list of the highest-rated songs on the Sounds of Christmas....
1) Paul Carrack "Thinking About You (This Christmas)"
2) Elvin Bishop "Silent Night"
3) Clarence Clemons "The Christmas Song"
4) Richard Marx "I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day"
5) Dido "Christmas Day"
6) Colbie Caillat with Jason Reeves "Every Day It's Christmas"
7) Cyndi Lauper "Home On Christmas Day"
8) The Honeydrippers "Santa Claus Is Back In Town"
9) Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly "Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy"
10) Andy Williams "Sleigh Ride"
11) Bruce Springsteen "Merry Christmas Baby"
12) We Shot The Moon "Up On The House Top"
13) The Beatles "Third Christmas Record 1965"
14) Fabulous Thunderbirds "Rockin') Winter Wonderland"
15) Richard Kincaid "This Christmas (Mistletoe)"
16) T-Rex "Christmas Bop"
17) Annie Lennox and Al Green "Put A Little Love In Your Heart"
18) Randy Bachman "Takin' Care Of Christmas"
19) Tommy James "It's Christmas Again"
20) Chris Rea "Driving Home For Christmas"
By the way, if you want your voice to be heard, rating the music we play, you can find the details on how to do that RIGHT HERE!
Thanks again for listening, and sharing the season with us! If you know someone who loves Christmas music, please send them my way! Especially if they live in Wyoming or Alaska!
And may you always believe in Santa Claus!