Merry Christmas, drivers!


Here’s hoping the holiday is treating you right, whether you’re at home with or on the road making money. Here’s a little background music for you, a recap of the songs you voted on as Overdrive‘s Top Christmas songs, in descending order. Follow the song-title links for more about each tune’s history, shared during the last couple weeks’ countdown.

1. “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” originally recorded by Bing Crosby

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2. “O Holy Night,” the classic carol with roots in 1800s Europe

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3. “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer,” by Randy Brook and performed by Elmo & Patsy 

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4. “Mary, did you know?” written originally in the 1980s, later performed by Kenny Rogers/Wynonna Judd, among others

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5. “Silent Night,” the timeless Christmas carol written and first performed in early 1800s Austria

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6. “White Christmas” pop classic performed by Bing Crosby and written by Irving Berlin

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7. “Christmas in Dixie,” Alabama’s 1982 country-pop hit

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8. “Santa’s Got a Semi,” by Keith Harling

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9. “Jingle Bell Rock,” the early rock ‘n’ roll classic made popular by performer Bobby Helms in 1957

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10. “You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch,” written for the 1966 “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” TV special by Albert Hague and performed by Thurl Ravenscroft 

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11. “Carol of the Bells” traditional. Version below by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra

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