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Welcome to the official website of *American Christmas*
, the holiday radio station of America. We are broadcasting every year from November 20th to December 26th
. The rest of the year we are Yimago Radio 3
, playing the best lite rock, soft pop and adult contemporary favorites of the past five decades. If you like our radio station, tell your friends, listen often, and don't forget to like us and follow us on Facebook.
Christmas music has always been an important part of the holidays at our house. *American Christmas* exists to share our favorite music with you. We feature the best North American Christmas songs from 1941 to today with a few favorites from across the pond thrown in. From old favorites like Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, Johnny Mathis, Tony Bennett, Barbra Streisand, Tennesse Ernie Ford, Andy Williams, Perry Como, June Christy, Peggy Lee, Dean Martin, Lena Horne, Jo Stafford, Gene Autry, Mel Torme, Doris Day, Burl Ives, Harry Belafonte and Nat King Cole to the rock and roll classics like Elvis Presley, Bobby Vinton, The Beach Boys and Brenda Lee to the new classics like Neil Diamond, Natalie Cole, Kenny G, Dolly Parton, Roger Whittaker, Vanessa Williams and the Carpenters. We play all the great classics of the Christmas season including songs from famous Christmas television specials and movies.
We play also great Canadian artists like Anne Murray, Celine Dion, Loreena McKennitt, Sarah McLachlan and Michelle Wright without forgetting the newer artists like Hilary Duff, Christina Aguilera, Jessica Simpson, Faith Hill, Josh Groban, Martina McBride and Mariah Carey. Another important part of our Christmas memories are songs from popular holiday specials like the Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack by the unforgettable Vince Guaraldi Trio or songs from old Rankin & Bass television shows like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, The Year Without a Santa Claus, Frosty the Snowman or Santa Claus is Comin' to Town.
Movie soundtracks are part of our program too like the wonderful John Williams score for the Home Alone movies or Alan Silvestri's Polar Express. Finally, we also feature sacred music from the Our Daily Bread ministries to complete our offering. Come and listen like you would at our house. We hope you enjoy the program!
*American Christmas* adds new recent recordings every year from mainstream artists like Michael Bublť, Bob Dylan, Jessica Simpson, Wilson Phillips, Annie Lennox, She & Him, Andrea Bocelli, Rod Stewart, Jewel, Idina Menzel, Darius Rucker, Renee Fleming, Dave Koz, and more. Every year also, independant artists submit their songs to us and after careful selection some are added to our rotation and are enjoyed as old friends by our listeners for years to come. So enjoy the program and tell your friends about us!
Give a try to our sister station Radio *Neige-Folle* that plays French Christmas songs during the holiday season. You will hear songs from the French repertoire as well as old favorites sung in French.
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Song of the Year!
Since our initial broadcast in 2004, we have counted the "thumbs-up" to award the song of the year. Which song will it be this year? Vote for your favorites now!
2018: Wham! - Last Christmas
2017: Michael Bublť - All I Want for Christmas Is You
2016: Jose Feliciano - Feliz Navidad
2015: Henry Mancini - Winter Wonderland / Silver Bells
2014: Dean Martin with Martina McBride - Baby, It's Cold Outside
2013: Shirley Booth & Mickey Rooney - The Year Without a Santa Claus
2012: John & Samantha Gracie - Baby It's Cold Outside
2011: Vince Guaraldi Trio - Linus and Lucy
2010: Mavis Staples - Christmas Vacation Theme
2009: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Chorus - We Are Santa's Elves
2008: Richard Benson - Christmas Suite for Orchestra
2007: Carpenters - Winter Wonderland Medley
2006: Brenda Lee - Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
2005: Gayla Peevey - I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas
2004: Newsong - The Christmas Shoes
Now playing on *American Christmas Radio*
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By rating our songs you help us choose the programming that you like. Vote as often as you like for your favorite (or less-favorite) songs on this home page and on our Windows Media, HTML5 and Flash players. The song with the most positive votes gets to be nominated the favorite song of the year.
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*American Christmas* is broadcasting 24 hours a day since November 24, 2004. Our streaming servers are managed by TorontoCast, a SOCAN (The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada) licensed provider. We operate in full compliance with international broadcasting laws. We are a seasonal station sharing our stream with our sister station Yimago Radio 3
This radio broadcast is a labor of love but it does cost a lot of money to acquire the music and to pay for streaming servers and performance rights. A little help from our listeners is always appreciated and you can make a small donation by clicking here right now
. The station operates on a non-for-profit basis. All sums raised are going into the broadcast. Thank you!