Behind The Christmas Hits with Drew Savage

Behind The Christmas Hits with Drew Savage

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! 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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December 2, 2022 7 min

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.

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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.

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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!

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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".

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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)

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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?

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December 3, 2021 9 min

You know there are some singers that are just so synonymous with Christmas music, that for a lot of people it just doesn't feel like the holidays without THEIR music!

Join Drew Savage as he takes chats with the Christmas Music Legend himself, Johnny Mathis!

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Mariah Carey is the voice of one of the biggest Christmas Hits of all time... she should have been the voice of a second!

Join Drew Savage as he takes you through the Christmas hit that is "Where Are You At Christmas"

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The first big city Christmas song should have been a hit for Bob Hope - but bad timing means Bing Crosby would get credit for creating ANOTHER classic!

Join Drew Savage as he takes you through the Christmas hit that is "Silver Bells"

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One of the most famous Christmas Duets of all time only exists because one of the singers wanted NO part of the original idea!

Join Drew Savage as he takes you through the Christmas hit that is "Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy"

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November 29, 2021 6 min

One of the most famous Christmas Songs of all wasn't even written about the season... and has an ugly history.

Join Drew Savage as he takes you through the Christmas hit that is "Jingle Bells"

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It's the song that helped Andy Williams earn the nickname "Mr. Christmas"!

Join Drew Savage as he takes you behind the Christmas hit that is "The Most Wonderful Time of The Year"

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A last minute change of plans in one of the most popular Christmas specials ever meant this throwaway song had a chance to become a classic!

Join Drew Savage as he takes you through the Christmas hit that is "Holly Jolly Christmas"

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Rolling Stone declared Darlene Love's Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) The Greatest Rock n Roll Christmas Song Ever!

And who better to walk through this song with Drew Savage than the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer herself - Darlene Love!

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A challenge to write a second Christmas as good as his first resulted in a song that achieved even more success!

Join Drew Savage as he takes you behind the Christmas hit that is "Please Come Home For Christmas"

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It's the story behind a Christmas hit by a boyband released at the very peak of their powers.

Join Drew Savage as he takes you behind the Christmas hit that is *NSYNC's Merry Christmas Happy Holidays

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It's been called a Norman Rockwell painting come to life, but did you know if was written in Canada?

Join Drew Savage as he takes you behind the Christmas hit - It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

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The only Christmas album by a male singer to debut at #1 turns 10 years old this year - and It's by a Canadian!

Join Drew Savage as he takes you behind the Christmas hit that is Justin Bieber's Mistletoe

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After having the best year of his career, Elton John wanted to say thanks to his fans and give them a Christmas classic.

Join Drew Savage as he takes you behind the Christmas hit that is Elton John's "Step into Christmas"

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What song had the longest journey ever to become #1?  It's Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas is You.

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It was 1993 and Mariah’s then husband and head of her record company, Tommy Mottola, began strategizing with his team about her next career move.  To everyone’s surprise, they decided a Christmas album was the way to go.   Mariah couldn’t understand why.  Her most recent...

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