All Countdown2.Christmas Radio Posts

Although we love the StudioPress Genesis Stretch theme we use, it does make scrolling through articles a bit difficult. So, this page is to simplify scanning through our posts…

Okay, I guess it is not “all”…but the last 50 is close…or good enough…right? 🙂

  • Thanks Gayla Peevey and Joe Bonsall
    by Alan on December 10, 2018 at 1:26 am

    We here at Countdown2.Christmas Radio could not be more thankful for two people right now: Gayla Peevey (of “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas” fame) and Joe Bonall (of…well…The Oak Ridge Boys fame :-)). We reached out to Gayla because, each week during our live […]

  • Countdown2.Christmas Supports the Atlanta Homeward Choir
    by Alan on December 8, 2017 at 4:57 am
  • Tell Alexa to Listen to Us!!!
    by Alan on December 4, 2017 at 12:47 am

    Hot off the presses!

  • Ray Durkee’s “Christmas at the Memories”
    by Alan on December 4, 2017 at 12:37 am

    An awesome addition to our playlist starting this year!:

  • We Made the (Shortwave) List!
    by Alan on June 25, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    UPDATE September 2, 2019:  We are no longer broadcasting on shortwave during our live program, at least temporarily. I am a shortwave enthusiast…although I don’t listen as much as I wish due to interference at my home. However, I was really excited when SWLing posted Alan […]

  • Hear Us On Shortwave!
    by Alan on February 18, 2017 at 12:26 am

    UPDATE September 2, 2019:  We are no longer broadcasting on shortwave during our live program, at least temporarily. We are excited to announce that as of this Sunday, February 19, our Sunday night live broadcast will not only go out over the Internet and Facebook Live…it’ll be […]

  • Three Chord Money’s Advice: Leave the Christmas Tree Up!
    by Alan on November 24, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    Countdown2.Christmas Radio is proud to announce the Thanksgiving Day addition of Three Chord Money’s “Don’t Take Down that Christmas Tree Just Yet.” We always love the opportunity to play new music, especially from groups most people may have not had an opportunity to hear. […]

  • Unspoken’s “Christmas Everyday”
    by Alan on November 17, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    We here at Countdown2.Christmas Radio believe in the Reason for the Season, so we love being able to add great music from those who have faith in the One whose birth we celebrate. As such, we are excited to add Unspoken’s “Christmas Everyday”…a catchy Christmas tune […]

  • Celebrating Christmas with the Oak Ridge Boys
    by Alan on October 23, 2016 at 12:41 am

    I have been looking forward to The Oak Ridge Boys’ “Celebrate Christmas” since it’s pending release was first announced and… I am not disappointed! Every track is a keeper, and some are just downright incredible. My three favorites: That’s Christmas to Me Santa […]

  • Must Have: “Christmas in the Air”
    by Alan on October 21, 2016 at 3:19 am

    I own a lot of Christmas music. A lot. 🙂 So, it’s not often I get really excited about a new Christmas music release or (in this case) purchase. But I am really, really excited about a two CD set we just added to our Coutdown2.Christmas Radio mix called “Christmas in the […]

  • Christmas Album “Must Haves” (2015 Version)
    by Alan on December 14, 2015 at 12:12 am

    I seem to do this post later and later each holiday season…but I did start listening to Christmas music earlier in 2015! 🙂 Either way, here is my annual “Christmas Album ‘Must Haves.'” Year-to-year it doesn’t vary much, but I’ve added a few, […]

  • Mister Sledge
    by Alan on December 4, 2015 at 12:53 am

    As I was just listening to Countdown2.Christmas Radio (what else would I be listening to, eh? :-)), I added “What do you want for Christmas?” by Mister Sledge to our mix. It is a fun, catchy family song…and Mister Sledge (AKA Paul) is one of the nicest people I’ve dealt […]

  • Happy Thanksgiving!
    by Alan on November 27, 2015 at 1:03 am

    If you go through our posts and our social media entries, you can see we err on the side of fun. However, we don’t miss the serious part of it all…that Christmas is more than stories about Santa and a bunch of secularized Christmas music. There is a reason for the season. […]

  • Is it Okay to Listen to Christmas Music?
    by Alan on November 26, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    “Is it okay to listen to Christmas music?” and “When is it okay to listen to Christmas music?” are two questions we often see on Twitter. As an important community service :-), we’ve taken our many years of research and expertise and distilled them into a simple flow […]

  • Daniel Mark Baird
    by Alan on November 14, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    Today we are also proud to announce the addition of a fun song from Daniel Mark Baird. Daniel doesn’t make a living with music (actually works in IT)…but proves…with this track…his musical talent…along with his love for Christmas. We’ve added “Hey […]

  • Dreamcasters Symphony Orchestra
    by Alan on November 14, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    We’ve been watching Twitter for people using “Christmas music” in their tweets…and…during a recent session followed a link and heard a great song by Dreamcasters Symphony Orchestra. Although there will be more to come, Countdown2.Christmas Radio is proud to announce […]

  • Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow…
    by Alan on November 5, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    In hindsight, I think maybe I should have used “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” since this is an awesome excuse to listen to Countdown2.Christmas Radio :-), but this is the awesome sight we had this morning:

  • “Fluffy Snow” by William Mckechnie
    by Alan on November 2, 2015 at 12:11 am

    Updated 12/8 & 12/9/2018 Countdown2.Christmas Radio welcomes William Mckechnie’s “Fluffy Snow” to our playlist! William is a Scot who now lives in Blackpool, UK…and who has a heart for the fun at Christmas! We like fun at Christmas! 🙂 Some other notable […]

  • November 1st and 22 Concurrent Listeners Already!
    by Alan on November 1, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    I was pleasantly surprised this morning, quickly checking Countdown2.Christmas Radio’s stats on Radionomy, that we had 22 listeners at 11AM Mountain Standard Time!: A shout out to our listeners in the U.S., Canada, Côte d’Ivoire, and Chile! It also looks like earlier in the day we […]

  • Hallmark is Countdown2.Christmas’ Favorite Store!
    by Alan on October 31, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    After our weekly Saturday breakfast together, my eight year-old Augie and I stopped by the Hallmark store. Augie found an ornament he wanted to get, and I wasn’t going to buy anything for myself until I had to have this: The lighting in my office doesn’t do it justice this time of […]

  • 3.4K Followers on TuneIn
    by Alan on October 26, 2015 at 2:22 am

    While plugging away on the site this afternoon I noticed something I didn’t realize before…we have 3.4 thousand followers on TuneIn for Countdown2.Christmas Radio: Cool! Christmas cheer to all! 🙂

  • Russ Lorenson Joins our Playlist
    by Alan on October 25, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    Every once-in-a-while we get a request from an artist to add their work and so far every submission has been worthy of our airwaves. Holiday cheer has a way of making people sound good. 🙂 However, it is not often that someone with Russ Lorenson‘s chops comes along…and not with […]

  • Wishing You a Crazy Christmas
    by Alan on December 25, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    Last night I saw some posts on Facebook where people lamented they were having trouble getting into the Christmas spirit. I cannot claim to have that issue given, this year, I created a somewhat popular Christmas radio station and…of course!…have provided my yearly […]

  • Christmas Album “Must Haves” (2014 Version)
    by Alan on December 8, 2014 at 4:25 am

    Another Thanksgiving has past, which means I can openly listen to Christmas music again! Time now for my yearly list of Christmas album “must haves”…which is alway last year’s with some tweaks. I mean, you don’t honestly expect my taste in Christmas music to change […]

  • Cloverton’s “Hallelujah”
    by Alan on December 7, 2014 at 2:33 am

    I am a traditionalist when it comes to Christmas music, but I am very proud to break that habit with the addition of five songs by Cloverton to the Countdown2.Christmas Radio playlist. I’m sure a lot of it is Lance Stafford’s unique voice, but I can’t say enough about how the […]

  • We Believe in Paula Letang
    by Alan on December 5, 2014 at 8:04 am

    Countdown2.Christmas Radio is glad to add Paula Letang’s “I Believe in You” to our playlist. Paula is a radio host, musician, and vocalist who has been fine tuning her craft for a number of years…and will be releasing her first solo CD in 2015. Welcome to […]

  • Dan Patchett’s “Jingle Jangle Christmas”
    by Alan on December 1, 2014 at 6:23 am

    Countdown2.Christmas Radio is proud to announce the addition of Dan Patchett’s “first proper release” :-), “Jingle Jangle Christmas,” to our regular mix. Dan is a talented crooner who sings in pubs and clubs and has been influenced by Elvis and The Carpenters (two of […]

  • Happy Thanksgiving!
    by Alan on November 28, 2014 at 3:06 am

    Happy Thanksgiving from Countdown2.Christmas and Countdown2.Christmas Radio! Here is hoping 2014 is your best Thanksgiving ever. Well, until next year. 🙂 And please read the Thanksgiving message on our sister site, If this is a hard year for you, God cares (and so do […]

  • Mary Did You Know?
    by Alan on November 22, 2014 at 7:22 am

    My favorite version of “Mary Did You Know?” is from Mark Lowry of the Gaither Vocal Band: But this one by Pentatonix is pretty good too!:

  • David Brit Singing “The Elf Song”
    by Alan on November 22, 2014 at 3:07 am

    A fun song from a great guy I’ve developed a Twitter friendship with… David Britt (@davidbritt) singing, “The Elf Song” (a tribute to “Elf on the Shelf”). UPDATE (November 23, 2015): Updated to David’s latest video for the song. 🙂

  • Bing Crosby & David Bowie
    by Alan on November 21, 2014 at 3:40 am

    Probably my all-time favorite Christmas music video… Bing Crosby & David Bowie singing “The Little Drummer Boy/Peace On Earth”