MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Do you have a favorite song this time of year? Maybe there’s one you just can’t stand? (“The Christmas Shoes,” we’re looking your way.)

If you like the tunes or not, we have 102.9 LiteFM’s list of the top 5 requested Christmas songs of 2011. Holiday music is played on LiteFM based on requests.

“Far and away, it’s the standards. It’s the songs you grew up with we get a lot of requests for,” said LiteFM air personality Paul Geiger.

However, LiteFM’s five most requested Christmas tunes this year begins with one brand new to 2011.

Number five on the list if Michael Buble’s version of Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You.”

“(Buble) is a call back to that era where real musicians were making real music,” said one listener.

At LiteFM, “The Christmas Song” from Nat King Cole is the fourth most requested Christmas tune of 2011.

“I could listen to this every. I do listen to this every day,” said Geiger.

The station’s third most requested song this season is “The Most Wonderful Time” by Andy Williams.

“Most Wonderful Time just reminds me of being stuck in a department store,” said one listener, whose friend quickly disagreed.

The second most requested Christmas song of 2011 is “Feliz Navidad” by Jose Feliciano.

“Nobody knows all the words,” one listener said.

The most requested Christmas Song of the year from LiteFM is “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby.

“How old is that tune? But it just evokes such great Christmas memories, family memories,” said Geiger.

That’s one of those songs that will be in heavy rotation on LiteFM for a few days and then the station will pull back.

The station will hold off on certain songs early in the holiday season, and play those closer to Christmas.

LiteFM 102.9’s Five Most Requested Christmas Tunes of 2011
1.         “White Christmas,” Bing Crosby
2.         “Feliz Navidad,” Jose Feliciano
3.         “The Most Wonder Time,” Andy Williams
4.         “The Christmas Song,” Nat King Cole
5.         “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” Michael Buble

Comments (13)
  1. burntoutonbingforcenturiese says:

    uh,uh…the “god rest ye merry gentleman”version by Ronnie James Dio,or that “these are a few of my favorite things ” tune that sounds like vintage ac/dc with Bon Scott, but some other band does it…

  2. The Angry Walrus says:

    My biggest request….turn this horrible music off.

    1. Bing C. says:

      I’d call the cops on whoever is breaking into your house and turning your radios to that station.

      1. The Angry Walrus says:

        Huh? Who said this was playing in my house? You can’t get away from it. Shopping, work, outside downtown. The music is everywhere.

  3. Matthew says:

    “The Christmas Shoes” aka the Dead Mom song is quite possibly the WORST song ever written. Sorry little boy, Jesus will only love your mom if she has nice things. Great message!!

    1. Tamara says:

      Matthew, you are missing the point. The song is about the true meaning of Christmas and not about the material things. The person in line realizes this as he’s standing in line behind the boy. Instead of wanting something for himself, the boy wants to buy something for his mom who is very ill. In helping the boy, the man discovers the true meaning of Christmas himself.

      Be kind to each other and be of service to others – especially this time of year.

      1. Peace says:

        I have to turn this one off whenever it come on the radio. It makes me cry! I love Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy — David Bowie & Bing Crosby.

        1. sad but true says:

          I agree. Go to youtube and watch it. Bing died 5 months afterward.

  4. Twins Win 1 says:

    Christmas Wrapping by the Waitresses is one of my very favorites but they don’t play it. Thank goodness for the Fred Claus soundtrack.

    No one knows all the words to Feliz Navidad? That song is super old. How could people not know all the words?

    Anything by the late, great Eva Cassidy.

  5. Rubin says:

    Blue Christmas by Elvis…….

  6. Winston says:

    Let’s not forget that Jose Feliciano also does the Taco Bell commercial each year for their delicious Nachos Navidad. Nothing says Christmas like a plate of Nachos. By the way, what is the difference between these and there normal Nachos?

  7. justan opinion says:

    Nothing against playing holidy music for the holidays, but…WLTE hides behind their claim that they play what their listeners want to hear. Despite having thousands of songs to choose from, they insist on playing the same 10 or 15 of them OVER AND OVER. For those of us subjected to hearing it due to lack of control over what is played in the office, this can be torture. If I hear the Christmas Shoes or Hall & Oates Jingle Bell Rock one more time…

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