Christmas Specials Wiki

America's Top Ten Christmas Special

3,653pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

America's Top Ten Christmas Special was a Christmas-themed episode of Casey Kasem's weekly television music countdown show, "America's Top Ten", based on his long-running radio program. It aired during the early 1980's.

Songs featured on the show included:

  • "Silent Night" sung by Mahalia Jackson, in a clip from a television show in the 1960's
  • "Jingle Bell Rock" performed by Donny Osmond
  • "Wonderful Christmastime" by Paul McCartney
  • "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" by Gene Autry
  • "I'm Gettin' Nuttin' For Christmas", a novelty song
  • "White Christmas" by Bing Crosby, the number one song on this special countdown

Also profiled on the show was a kindly older gentleman, a philanthropist who dressed as Santa, who was presented as a model of the Christmas spirit and the "real Santa Claus".

Casey Kasem also tells the story of the Christmas truce of World War I. In Kasem's narrative, a German soldier leaves his foxhole to sing "Stille Nacht", the original German version of "Silent Night", and the battle ceases as all listen. Then a French soldier stands to sing "Minuit, Chrétiens", the original French version of "O Holy Night".

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki