It’s an annual tradition that has legions of fans all around the world. Starting December 24th at 6pm, it’s the annual broadcast of Mannheim Steamroller’s ‘An American Christmas’. Its 24 hours of the best Christmas music ever produced, including, of course, some of the very best Mannheim versions.
Hosted by Mannheim co-founder Chip Davis, Christmas stories, facts and tales are all a part of this annual broadcast. Mannheim Steamroller was founded in 1974 and has sold over 40 million albums to date, more than 28 million of them in the Christmas music genre.
The broadcast of ‘An American Christmas’ can be heard on 1250 WTMA from 6pm on Christmas Eve to 6pm on Christmas Day.
This year’s program is sponsored locally by Van’s Tree Service, Barry’s Jewelers, and Brian Beatty the host of the Brian Beatty Real Estate show Saturdays and Sundays on WTMA.
Here’s a scene from the Mannheim DVD Live, with Chip’s daughter performing an amazing version of ‘Greensleeves’.
Merry Christmas to one and all!