holidays

Alabama’s ‘Christmas in Dixie': Song No. 7

The 1982-released country-pop track is a celebration as much of Christmas in the South as throughout the nation.

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Christmas song No. 8: ‘Santa’s Got a Semi’

Naturally for a trucking magazine's top Christmas songs list, this tune gives Santa a diesel-powered tractor pulling the biggest, bottomless dry toy van across the world.

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The No. 9 Christmas song: ‘Jingle Bell Rock’

The 1957-recorded "Jingle Bell Rock," made popular that year by singer Bobby Helms, is a classic of Christmas music and early rock 'n' roll.

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Overdrive’s Christmas songs, No. 10

"You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch," from the classic 1960s TV special based on Dr. Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," continues our countdown of Overdrive's Top Christmas Songs, voted by readers.

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Overdrive’s top Christmas songs, counting down: No. 11

No. 11 is the "Carol of the Bells" traditional song -- hear the Trans-Siberian Orchestra's modern version here. We'll be counting down to No. 1 through the next two weeks.

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10 tips to avoid holiday depression

1. Acknowledge your feelings It’s normal to feel sadness and grief if you are not with a loved one over the holidays. It’s okay to cry or express your feelings. Realize that you can’t force holiday cheer. 2. Reach out If you feel lonely or isolated, seek out community, religious or other social   events. Some truck stops have ministries (truckstopministries.org) that focus on truckers and can offer support and companionship. Volunteering your time to help others also is ...

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Christmas tree arrives at U.S. Capitol

Hauled behind a Mack by lead driver Duane Brusseau, the 80-foot Englemann Spruce was light with great fanfare on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Dec. 3.

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Trucks parade for the holidays: Times, dates where trucks are the main attraction

This season, truck owners will compete for prizes in Christmas parades where trucks are the main attraction.

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Overdrive’s top Christmas songs: Vote for your favorite!

Help us get into the holiday freight-hauling spirit this year by casting your vote for the best Christmas song of all time.

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More holidays to celebrate — or ignore

That's right, Hoodie Hoo Day is a real, copyrighted holiday, celebrated on Feb. 20. People run outside at high noon, raise their hands in the air, and yell, “Hoodie Hoo!” | more lesser-known holidays ...

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