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What makes a Christmas song special?

Radio stations across the country including Door County’s Christmas Playlist 96.7 WBDK are making sure you are getting into a festive spirit. Holiday music has been creeping into the airspace earlier and earlier in recent years, with some Last.FM data showing that listeners are giving Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” heavy airplay beginning in late October. Billboard estimates holiday music is $177 billion industry as old standards get covered and become new hits for another generation of musicians. Steve March-Torme knows a little bit about the Christmas music business as the son of Mel Torme, who wrote “A Christmas Song.” Written in 1944, there were over 13,000 different versions of the holiday staple featuring chestnuts roasting on an open fire as of 2015. Torme says there is something about Christmas music that keeps it popular and in-demand year after year.

Torme will release his own holiday tune “I Remember Christmas Time” later this month in advance of his performance with Vic Ferrari’s Michael Bailey and Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s Mark Wood at Stone Harbor Resort on December 4th. 96.7 WBDK will be Door County’s Christmas Playlist through the end of the holiday season


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