Top Ten @ Ten: Holiday Hits


For the Christmas holiday edition of “The Grooveyard”, Alan Seltzer played the Top 30 Holiday Hits of the Grooveyard era.  Before we get to the videos of the Top Ten, here’s numbers 30 through 11…

30 Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)  Darlene Love
29 Pretty Paper  Roy Orbison
28 Christmas Dragnet  Stan Freberg & Daws Butler
27 Gee Whiz, It’s Christmas  Carla Thomas
26 It’s Christmas Everywhere  Paul Anka
25 White Christmas  The Drifters
24 Dominick, The Italian Christmas Donkey  Lou Monte
23 Monsters’ Holiday  Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett
22 The Christmas Waltz  Frank Sinatra
21 Nuttin’ for Christmas  Barry Gordon
20 Run Rudolph Run  Chuck Berry
19 Blue Christmas  Elvis Presley
18 Do You Hear What I Hear  Bing Crosby
17 Santa Baby  Eartha Kitt
16 Please Come Home For Christmas  Charles Brown
15 Little St. Nick  The Beach Boys
14 Jingle Bells  Singing Dogs
13 Jingle Bell Rock  Chubby Checker & Bobby Rydell
12 May You Always  Harry Harrison
11 Santa Claus Is Coming To Town  Four Seasons

Now here’s the Top Ten holiday hits, as heard on “The Grooveyard” with Alan Seltzer…

#10 “Home for the Holidays” by Perry Como

#9 “Baby’s First Christmas” by Connie Francis

#8 “You’re All I Want for Christmas” by Caro Emerald and Brook Benton

#7 “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” by Brenda Lee

#6 “Donde Esta Santa Claus” by Augie Rios

#5 “Little Drummer Boy” by The Harry Simeone Chorale

#4 “The Christmas Song” by Nat King Cole

#3 “Jingle Bell Rock” by Bobby Helms

#2 “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” by Jimmy Boyd

#1 “The Chipmunk Song” by David Seville and the Chipmunks

Next week’s “Grooveyard Greats” countdown will be presented in that section of our site rather than a traditional post.  Look for the Top 50 to be posted as follows:

  • Number 50 to 41 – Tuesday at 9 PM
  • Number 41 to 30 – Wednesday at 9 PM
  • Numbers 30 to 1 – Added 10 at a time as that section of the survey is completed on”The Grooveyard”

We hope you get to join us, both on the air and online.  We’re on 88.1 FM on Long Island, and online on the 88.1 FM button on wcwp,org.  Don’t forget to send your holiday wishes, song requests, questions, comments and suggestions on the form below.  And Happy Holidays from everyone at. . .

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