The Twelve Essential Tracks of Christmas, Day 3: Mannheim Steamroller’s “Good King Wenceslas”

Happy St. Stephen’s Day, and Day 3 of our 12 Essential Tracks of Christmas! Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without this next group. Today we are climbing into our Delorean and going back to the 1984 debut of (drum roll) Mannheim Steamroller! Although they gradually ran out of, er, steam and became essentially a parody of themselves, Mannheim Steamroller Christmas remains a classic. Truth be told, I could have put half of that album into the essentials kit, but I didn’t want the list to slant too heavily towards one artist. However, this group is still the only one who will be featured twice. They had several hot contenders, but their “Good King Wenceslas” is unquestionably a must. Cranking this at full blast in a loop while doing dorky dance moves around the CD player has become something of a tradition in my family. That’s just a sign of how timeless it is. Or maybe it’s just a sign of how weird my family is. Anyhoo, here is…

Mannheim Steamroller’s “Good King Wenceslas”

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3 responses to “The Twelve Essential Tracks of Christmas, Day 3: Mannheim Steamroller’s “Good King Wenceslas”

  1. Pingback: The Twelve Essential Tracks of Christmas, Day 10: Mannheim Steamroller’s “Silent Night” | Southern Gospel Yankee

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