12/15/14


In somewhat of a countdown fashion, HERC will be featuring a different Casey Kasem Christmas show or countdown each day from now until December 25th, in reverse chronological order, starting with the most recent and ending with the very first American Top 40 Christmas countdown from 1971.
Near the end of his long and illustrious broadcasting career, Casey Kasem recorded several Christmas music themed shows for his latter day countdowns American Top 20 and American Top 10.  We continue the 12 Days Of Casey with the top half of Casey's 60 Top Christmas Songs, originally broadcast across two weekends in 2005 on American Top 10




The show was originally broadcast across two consecutive weekends back in 2005 and has since been re-aired that way nearly every year via the Premiere Radio Network.  The countdown is somewhat dated by the inclusion of Extras, more current songs that were interspersed within the countdown as well as Casey's noticeably aged voice.  Still, the program is very nearly wall-to-wall Christmas music and a favorite around The Hideaway.  Casey introduces himself as both Casey Kringle and Casey Claus throughout the show as he name checks Christmas-y sounding cities and towns across the U.S. such as Pasco, Detroit, Pineville, Navasota and Nacogdoches.  The charts below countdown the songs including those featured Extras (most of which are repeated from the first half of the countdown, including one which somehow ends up at #7) as well as the song's position on the December 20, 2014 Billboard Holiday 100 chart.




#titleartistyearHoliday 100
30Home For The HolidaysCarpenters1984
29Feliz NavidadJose Feliciano19708
BelieveJosh Groban2004
28Winter WonderlandDarlene Love1963
27Rockin' Around The Christmas TreeBrenda Lee19583
26Same Old Lang SyneDan Fogelberg1980
25Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!Frank Sinatra194853
24Happy Holiday / The Holiday SeasonAndy Williams196328
23God Rest Ye Merry, GentlemenManheim Steamroller1984
22Sleigh RideThe Ronnettes196341
21Rudolph The Red-Nosed ReindeerGene Autry194912
Joy To The World / When Love Came DownPoint Of Grace1999
Christmas Through Your EyesGloria Estefan1993



#titleartistyearHoliday 100
20Winter WonderlandDean Martin1966
19I'll Be Home For ChristmasBing Crosby1943
18O TannenbaumVince Guaraldi Trio1965
Up On The HousetopKimberley Locke2005
17Jingle Bell RockHall & Oates198363
16Hark! The Herald Angels SingNat "King" Cole1960
Silver And GoldVanessa Williams2004
15Winter WonderlandEurythmics1987
14Jingle Bell RockBobby Helms195711
13Merry Christmas DarlingCarpenters197060
What Christmas Means To MeJessica Simpson2004
12Winter WonderlandJohnny Mathis195873
11Happy Xmas (War Is Over)John & Yoko with the Plastic Ono Band197119
Carol Of The BellsDavid Foster199584


#titleartistyearHoliday 100
Where Are You, Christmas?Faith Hill200035
10Sleigh RideLeroy Anderson194869
9It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like ChristmasJohnny Mathis198636
8The Little Drummer BoyThe Harry Simeone Chorale195878
7The First NoelKarla Bonoff1995
6A Holly Jolly ChristmasBurl Ives196414
Because It's ChristmasBarry Manilow1990
5White ChristmasBing Crosby19429
4O Holy NightCeline Dion1998
3It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The YearAndy Williams196310
The Christmas ShoesNewsong200033
Christmas TimeBackstreet Boys1997
2Do You Hear What I Hear?Whitney Houston1987
1The Christmas SongNat "King" Cole19464
Here We Come A Caroling / We Wish You A Merry ChristmasPerry Como1960

grayed out songs are the Extras in the sequence they were broadcast and are not included in the playlist below 
while the green title is the one currently unavailable via Spotify





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