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You probably know every word to your favourite Christmas Songs, but what about where they came from? Join Drew Savage every week for a new story behind the song as he goes Behind The Christmas Hits!

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Brenda Lee is a member of the Rock N Roll, Country Music, and Rockabilly Halls of Fame and has sold over 100 Million records worldwide - and Drew had the immense pleasure of talking to her! Behind The Christmas Hits is Presented by Tylenol Arthritis, fast and long-lasting pain relief. This product may not be right for you. Always read and follow the label.  
Who does a young punk-rocker from Orange County want to grow up and be just like? If you're Gwen Stefani, it's Mariah Carey! ... At least for part of the year. This is the story behind Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton's Christmas Hit 'You Make it Feel Like Christmas' 
One of the biggest duets of the 80s lead to one of the most successful country Christmas albums ever!  This is the story behind Once Upon a Christmas by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton! Behind The Christmas Hits is Presented by Tylenol Arthritis, fast and long-lasting pain relief. This product may not be right for you. Always read and follow the label.
Christmas can, and probably should be a very simple time... but things always seem to spiral out of control. The feeling of what Christmas could be, and was - at least for one year inspired Katy Perry to write her platinum Christmas hit 'Cozy Little Christmas'. This is the story of Katy Perry's 'Cozy Little Christmas' Join Drew Savage for Behind The Christmas Hits - Season 4 every Monday throughout the Holiday Season. Behind The Christmas Hits is Presented by Tylenol Arthritis, fast and long-lasting pain relief. This product may not be right for you. Always read and follow the label.
How is this even possible? There hasn't been a Christmas song named after the greeting we all share every year at Christmas time!? Well there wasn't! Until Ed Sheeran and Elton John gave us one. This is the story behind the Christmas Hit 'Merry Christmas' Behind The Christmas Hits is Presented by Tylenol Arthritis, fast and long-lasting pain relief. This product may not be right for you. Always read and follow the label.    
1966. Stevie Wonder was still so young in his career and his life. He'd just turned 16 in May, and was shedding his 'little' moniker. Stevie hadn't recorded a Christmas Song before - and this one is credited as one of the first Christmas songs with a social and political message; An anti-war song. This is the story behind the Christmas Hit 'Someday at Christmas'. Behind The Christmas Hits is presented by Tylenol Arthritis, fast & long-lasting pain relief to help you MOVE.
Recording a Christmas Album was something Kelly Clarkson always wanted to do! Her first effort produced the biggest Holiday hit of the 21st Century! This is the story of Kelly Clarkson's Underneath The Tree! Join Drew Savage for Behind The Christmas Hits - Season 4 every Monday throughout the Holiday Season. Behind The Christmas Hits is Presented by Tylenol Arthritis, fast and long-lasting pain relief. This product may not be right for you. Always read and follow the label.
One of the Most Beloved Christmas Specials gave us one of the Most Beloved Christmas Songs... but for years, nobody knew who actually sang it!  This is the story of the Christmas Hit "You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch" Join Drew Savage for Behind The Christmas Hits - Season 4 every Monday throughout the Holiday Season. Behind The Christmas Hits is Presented by Tylenol Arthritis, fast and long-lasting pain relief. This product may not be right for you. Always read and follow the label.
There probably isn't a singer on earth who has a more natural connection to the Christmas Holiday - and then one day - she wrote a song about it! This is the story of Taylor Swift's Christmas Tree Farm! Join Drew Savage for Behind The Christmas Hits - Season 4 every Monday throughout the Holiday Season. Behind The Christmas Hits is Presented by Tylenol Arthritis, fast and long-lasting pain relief. This product may not be right for you. Always read and follow the label.
Drew is joined by Clifton Murray of the Tenors to talk about their new Christmas Album 'Christmas with The Tenors' and their Canada-wide tour! Join Drew Savage for Behind The Christmas Hits - Season 4 everywhere you get your podcasts! Behind The Christmas Hits is Presented by Tylenol Arthritis, fast and long-lasting pain relief. This product may not be right for you. Always read and follow the label.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra came out of nowhere in 1996 with a song called 'Christmas Eve, Sarajevo, 12-24'. And it just sounded so different than any other Christmas song at the time. The band was formed by Paul O'Neill, a composer, lyricist, producer and guitar player who literally did everything in the music business, everything from producing albums from Aerosmith to promoting tours for Madonna.  Paul passed away in 2017, but the band is carrying on his legacy and continues to tour at Christmas time every year. Al Pitrelli is another founding member and acts as the musical director for Trans-Siberian Orchestra.  Al joins Drew to tell the story of TSO, rock operas, and how Christmas became so important to the band! Join Drew Savage for Behind The Christmas Hits - Season 3!  Behind the Christmas Hits is Brought to you by the AIR MILES Reward Program. Get to your next reward faster with the AIR MILES app.
It's a contemporary Holiday classic, but like so many songs that become classics... it happened quite by accident! This is the story behind the Christmas Hit 'Driving Home for Christmas' by Chris Rea. Join Drew Savage for Behind The Christmas Hits - Season 3!  Behind the Christmas Hits is Brought to you by the AIR MILES Reward Program. Get to your next reward faster with the AIR MILES app.
Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20 has released Christmas music before, but last year he put out his first FULL Christmas album titled "Something About Christmas Time". Usually making a Christmas album means you've got to get in to that Christmas spirit in May or June to record the songs - that might be tough for some... but not for Rob Thomas! Join Drew Savage for Behind The Christmas Hits - Season 3!  Behind the Christmas Hits is Brought to you by the AIR MILES Reward Program. Get to your next reward faster with the AIR MILES app.
There are lots of Christmas Hits that endured for 60, 70 - even 80 years or more, but only one of those was sung by a ten year old! Gayla Peevey's "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas" We sit with Gayla for the story behind the song! Join Drew Savage for Behind The Christmas Hits - Season 3!  Behind the Christmas Hits is Brought to you by the AIR MILES Reward Program. Get to your next reward faster with the AIR MILES app.
It's the series of albums that gave us some of the most recognizable versions of our favourite Christmas songs and became the most successful charitable music project in history. This is the story behind the Hit Christmas album, A Very Special Christmas. Join Drew Savage for Behind The Christmas Hits - Season 3!  Behind the Christmas Hits is Brought to you by the AIR MILES Reward Program. Get to your next reward faster with the AIR MILES app.
The networks thought it was trash. The creators worried that they had ruined one of the most popular comic strips in the world, but instead a legendary special was born, and with it came one of the most iconic jazz albums ever recorded. This is the story behind the album A Charlie Brown Christmas. Join Drew Savage for Behind The Christmas Hits - Season 3!  Behind the Christmas Hits is Brought to you by the AIR MILES Reward Program. Get to your next reward faster with the AIR MILES app.
It's the most successful Christmas album of the 21st Century - and it's from a Canadian who credits another Christmas album for introducing him to a style of music that would make him a superstar. This is the story behind the album Michael Bublé - Christmas, with words from Michael Bublé himself! Join Drew Savage for Behind The Christmas Hits - Season 3!  Behind the Christmas Hits is Brought to you by the AIR MILES Reward Program. Get to your next reward faster with the AIR MILES app.
It's a modern day Christmas classic that hit the top 10 in over 20 countries - including Canada! It's recently been named one of the best Christmas songs of all time. This is the story behind Ariana Grande's "Santa Tell Me". Join Drew Savage for Behind The Christmas Hits - Season 3!  Behind the Christmas Hits is Brought to you by the AIR MILES Reward Program. Get to your next reward faster with the AIR MILES app.
Darlene Love is a Rock n Roll Hall of Famer - but her most famous song is a Christmas song! Christmas (Baby Please Come Home). That's not her only Christmas hit though! In this episode, Darlene Love joins us to tell us the story of All Alone on Christmas (From Home Alone 2) Behind the Christmas Hits is Brought to you by the AIR MILES Reward Program. Get to your next reward faster with the AIR MILES app. Stay tuned next week for two new episodes of Behind the Christmas Hits!
Many of the songs we feature have largely unknown origins - but that is not the case with this song! Still, do you know which singer was still in New York when the recording session began? And who is the one American band featured on this song? Join Drew Savage for Behind The Christmas Hits - Season 3!  Behind the Christmas Hits is Brought to you by the AIR MILES Reward Program. Get to your next reward faster with the AIR MILES app.
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Mark Winkelmans

Just goes to show that top executives, who are only concerned about profits often make blunders because they don't anticipate the humanity side of things and peoples' hearts.

Dec 13th
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