Music/radio

‘Mary, did you know?’: Christmas song No. 4

| December 19, 2013

Written by Mark Lowry, this tune offers a retelling of the birth of Jesus of sorts, with special emphasis on mother Mary and her baby boy's future.

‘Silent Night’: Christmas song No. 5

| December 18, 2013

This famous carol, originally written in the early 1800s (the original German version's lyrics composed by a Parish priest) in part retells the tale of the virgin birth.

Christmas classic at No. 6 in songs countdown

| December 17, 2013

Bing Crosby's classic version of the Irving Berlin-written "White Christmas," according to the Guinness Book of World Records, holds the title of the top-selling single of all time.

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

| December 16, 2013

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

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

| December 13, 2013

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.

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

| December 12, 2013

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.

Overdrive’s Christmas songs, No. 10

| December 11, 2013

"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.

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

| December 10, 2013

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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