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Grandpa ‘takes it well’ in Christmas song No. 3

So Grandma had just a little too much eggnog and, on her way home from the family Christmas eve party... No tragedy here, rather the novelty Christmas song at No. 3 in our holiday-tunes countdown.

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

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.

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‘Silent Night': Christmas song No. 5

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.

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Christmas classic at No. 6 in songs countdown

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.

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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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Tony Justice: Making dreams reality with new record

The quality of the writing and production on the best tracks on Justice's new record are primed to earn wide attention – if not in the mainstream, definitely among the audience Justice knows best. That’s you.

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