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 from all our offerings. Which song will it be this year? Vote for your favorites now!
2015: Winter Wonderland / Silver Bells
by Henry Mancini
2014: Baby, It's Cold Outside
by Dean Martin with Martina McBride
2013: The Year Without a Santa Claus
by Shirley Booth and Mickey Rooney
2012: Baby It's Cold Outside
by John and Samantha Gracie
2011: Linus and Lucy
by the Vince Guaraldi Trio
2010: Christmas Vacation Theme
by Mavis Staples
2009: We Are Santa's Elves
from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
2008: Christmas Suite for Orchestra
by Richard Benson
2007: Winter Wonderland Medley
2006: Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
by Brenda Lee
2005: I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas
by Gayla Peevey
2004: The Christmas Shoes
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*American Christmas* is broadcasting 24 hours a day since November 24, 2004. Our streaming servers are located in Brussels, Belgium and are managed by Radionomy SA, a SABAM (Belgian Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers) licensed provider. We operate in full compliance with European internet broadcasting laws and regulations. We are a seasonal station sharing our stream with our sister station Yimago Radio 3
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