Dec 17, 2019
By Valerie Massie
The first modern Christmas hit was released 85 years ago, with bandleader Guy Lombardo’s ‘Winter Wonderland’. We’ve come a long way with hundreds more Christmas songs from the big bands and crooners to pop stars, rock’n’rollers and the 25 year old song that’s, by far, the most-streamed Christmas hit ever.
I’m Gene Stevens, unwrapping an early present – a special edition of ‘Vintage Favourites’ – ‘The Evolution of the Christmas Hit’ – this Sunday at 2, from Zoomer Radio.