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DJs play most popular holiday music

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Grant Weyman reporting It's that time of year when houses are decorated with lights and displays. Inside those houses, perhaps some holiday music is being played.

It seems like every year, a pop artist comes out with new holiday song that gets a lot of requests. But the old classics stand the test of time.

A wide variety of Christmas tunes are filling the Utah airwaves this season. Wasatch Front radio stations are once again playing the most popular Christmas songs of all time.

Brian and Rebecca at FM 100 say, "I think it's gotta be Bing Crosby's 'White Christmas' and Frank Sinatra's 'Santa Claus is Coming to Town.' That's always a big one."

DJs play most popular holiday music

Brian and Rebecca know a thing or two about Christmas music. Their radio station was the first to play the all-Christmas format this season. You don't hear a lot of Burl Ives in July, but in December Burl Ives is a big-shot.

Of course within the Christmas music variety is the rock and roll genre. For that, we go to Jon Carter and the Coach on Arrow 103.5.

DJs play most popular holiday music

"Rock and Roll songs that are big, well for me it'd be Springsteen," Coach said.

Jon said, "Well, Billy Squire did a song called 'Christmas is the Time to say I Love You.'"

Joking around on the harmonica is one thing. Holiday joke songs are even more popular, like "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer," and "The 12 Pains of Christmas."

Salt Lake DJs are doing their part these days. So if you're missing something this holiday season, maybe you need to turn up your radio.

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