Whitney Bozarth – Noel

Here’s a lovely rendition of Noel by Whitney Bozarth. It’s on BandCamp, so name your own price. Enjoy her music.

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Home Free – Full of Cheer

Here is a wonderful group, Home Free, singing “Angels We Have Heard On High” from their new album “Full of Cheer.” I bought and added this album to the acapella Christmas station.

You can buy this album at Amazon.

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10 Years Old!

Last week was the tenth anniversary of the first broadcast of Christmas Music 24/7. We’ve had millions of listeners, and played thousands of songs. We now have nine different Christmas stations, and a handful of non-holiday stations. Thanks for making this a joy to do, even when life has been tough. I hope to be here doing this in 2024!

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Pentatonix singing Mary, Did You Know?

Another great song from Pentatonix, Mark Lowry’s “Mary, Did You Know?”

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New Music on Christmas 24/7 Classical

I’ve just added about five hours of new music to Christmas 24/7 Classical. Artists, performers and groups include:

  • Larry Dalton, and the National Philharmonic Orchestra Of London
  • Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
  • Ensemble Galilei
  • Manor House String Quartet

Christmas 24/7 Classical is currently ranked as the 450th most popular station at Live365. Not bad, out of more than 6,000 stations. Thanks for listening!

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Video: Brian McKnight, The First Noel

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Video: The Piano Guys, Carol of the Bells

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Video: Exit 245 – “All I Want for Christmas Is You”

Check out the first Christmas video of Exit 245 (an all-male a cappella group from Harrisonburg, VA). Leading the song is Salem (VA) High School graduate Sam Valentine.

Learn more about Exit 245 at Exit245.com.

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Silent Night is the Favorite Christmas Song of 2013

And after a busy two weeks of voting by our listeners, we have our winner! Taking 57% of the final vote, Silent Night was declared to be the 2013 Christmas Song of the Year. A huge thank you to everyone who voted.

The two individual recordings that were favorited the most were by Mannheim Steamroller
and the Mormom Tabernacle Choir.

Now that I’ve done this once, next year we’ll be able to actually work down to which exact version of a song is our listener’s favorite. So if you’re an artist, or just a fan of a specific version of a Christmas song, let me know and I’ll start figuring out a way to mke this work in 2014.

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Vote in the Finals for Christmas Song of the Year

After two weeks of voting, and with hundreds of submitted votes, we are down to two Christmas songs. The finalists are: Do You Hear What I Hear? vs Silent Night. Please only vote once, and tell me what performer sings your favorite version of that song, and why you prefer that song over the other.

And voting is now closed.

The placements were based on your votes in the previous rounds. See the complete bracket at Vote for Christmas Song of the Year.

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