ENTERTAINMENT THE 100 GREATEST CHRISTMAS HITS OF ALL TIMEwith Wink Martindale

100 GREATEST CHRISTMAS HITS OF ALL TIME

WITH WINK MARTINDALE

The 100 Greatest Christmas Hits Of All Time, hosted by Wink Martindale is an award-winning ten-hour radio countdown of the 100 best-loved Yuletide classics! Featuring insightful story-behind-the-song interviews with the stars plus bonus tracks, The 100 Greatest Christmas Hits Of All Time is now broadcast annually in more than 75 countries around the world!

What are the all-time greatest hits of Christmas? What inspired them, who made them famous and why has hearing them every Yuletide season become a best-loved American tradition? This ten-hour special counts down from 100 to 1, playing every single one of your favorite Yuletide hits – based on data compiled by Billboard Magazine and listings of the Christmas tracks most played on radio over the past decade. Our listings include not just hit singles but key tracks from the best-loved (and best-selling) Christmas albums of all time.

Every form of Yuletide evergreen is here, from the goodtime gold (Burl Ives’ “Holly Jolly Christmas”) to the sentimental songs (Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas”) … the deeply romantic (The Carpenters’ “Merry Christmas Darling”) to the beloved carols (The Temptations’ “Silent Night”) and the Santa/Rudolph/Frosty fantasy favorites (Bruce Springsteen’s “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”). There are million-sellers and more galore – a portrait in sound of YOUR favorite music, magic and memories.

Some of the stories you’ll hear will be funny, some moving, some outrageous but all unforgettable. And once you learn how your favorite music came to be, you’ll never hear that track quite the same way again – because, as Paul Harvey used to say, “now you know the REST of the story.” (And yes – Paul Harvey’s in here, too.)

The 100 Greatest Christmas Hits Of All Time runs for 10 hours (minus 12 minutes of commercial avails per hour). Each hour showcases the next ten ranked hits, with Hour 1 starting off with #100 to #91, Hour 2 covering #90 to #81, etc. on down to the final hour which presents the Top 10 Christmas hits of all time. Augmenting each hour are a handful of “bonus tracks” – other beloved Yuletide gems guaranteed to make you laugh, touch your heart and rekindle your life’s fondest memories.

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LENGTH: 10-Hour Countdown Show

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FEATURES | SERVICES: Christmas music as a compelling, captivating COUNTDOWN gives stations a leg up on competition. Carefully crafted for UPFRONT listening – where each member of your audience hears and hangs on to every word. Music Driven. Insightful Interviews. Legendary Host.
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