Updated Dec. 22, 2020.
Seven years ago around this time of the year, Overdrive asked readers to name the “best Christmas song of all time.” From a big list, readers then voted on a final top list — these songs represent the results, from bottom to top. (The plaintive traveler’s lament “I’ll be home for Christmas” took the top spot.)
Play the vid playlist above to count down various versions of the songs in the full list, and find other versions of 9 of the 11 via the playlist on Overdrive‘s Soundcloud profile below, headed up by one that didn’t make the top ten but is a good one besides from singer-songwriter Erich McMann’s “Trucker Country” record of several years back.
And for good measure, I’ve included below what could well be my favorite Christmas song, period, by Heniff-leased owner-operator and singer-songwriter Bill Weaver, of Flippin, Ark., at the top of our “Music to Truck By” Spotify playlist for the week, along some other Christmas-themed trucking tunes:
Here’s to a great holiday week, whether it’s spent at home or out on the road…