During the month of December, KVI listeners were asked to vote on the greatest, worst and most definitive Christmas songs of all-time and the voting concluded with a tie for greatest Christmas song of all time. The vote was split between Nate King Cole's "The Christmas Song" and Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" with each receiving 45.4% of the vote. The song "All I Want For Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey collected the remaining 9.2%. Voters were registered by calling the KVI Genuine Auto-Glass Studio phone line and voting on the Facebook page for KVI morning show host, John Carlson.
You can listen to the voting tabulation by clicking on the image above.
The quest to determine the most definitive Christmas songs commenced on the Dec. 1st show when Carlson, asked listeners to vote on a daily match-up. On Dec. 1st, listeners overwhelmingly picked Bobby Helms' 1957 version of Jingle Bell Rock over the 1983 version by Hall and Oates. Here's the remaining list of daily song winners.
Dec. 2nd -- Its the Most Wonderful Time of the Year -- Andy Williams version demolished Amy Grant's.
Dec. 3rd -- Run Run Rudolph by Chuck Berry crushed the Lynyrd Skynyrd version (yes, Lynyrd Skynyrd actually recorded an entire Christmas album).
Dec. 4th -- Sleigh Ride -- the Motown sound carried The Ronnettes to a comfortable victory over The Carpenters.
Dec. 7th -- Little Drummer Boy -- the Harry Simeone Chorale bested the Bing Crosby/David Bowie duet
Dec. 8th -- Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas -- Frank Sinatra vanquished Judy Garland.
Dec. 9th -- Home for the Holidays -- Perry Como defeats The Carpenters in a close contest.
Dec. 10th -- Oh Come All Ye Faithful -- Nat King Cole defeats Celine Dion's version.
Dec. 11th -- Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer -- Gene Autry defeats Jimmy Durante
Dec. 14th -- Santa Claus Is Coming To Town -- Jackson 5 (65%) defeats Bruce Springsteen (1978 live)
Dec. 15th -- My Grown-up Christmas List -- Amy Grant bests Natalie Cole.
Dec. 16th -- Winter Wonderland -- Dean Martin defeats Darlene Love
Dec. 17th -- Let It Snow -- Harry Connick Jr barely beats Vaughn Monroe's 1954 version.
Dec. 18th -- Silver Bells -- Bing Crosby (and Carol Richards) edges Kirby Wilbur's favorite, Martina McBride.
KVI morning show listeners were asked to pick the worst Christmas song of all time on the Dec. 22nd show and the John Denver song "Please Daddy (Don't Get Drunk This Christmas" clinched that title over nominees "Last Christmas" by Wham! and "Wonderful Christmas Time" by Paul McCartney.