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Live365's 4th Annual That Christmas Channel Holiday Song Tournament Winner & Recap

Our 4th Annual That Christmas Channel Holiday Song Tournament has officially ended and the results are in!

Firstly, the winner of the tournament and the song that has officially been named Greatest Holiday Song of All Time is...

"Mary, Did You Know" by Clay Aiken

While the song has been in our tournament two times before, this is the first time "Mary, Did You Know” has ever even advanced past the first round!

This year, we started out with 32 holiday favorites submitted and voted on completely by you! Over the last two weeks, we narrowed it down to "Mary, Did You Know” by Clay Aiken and “Do You Hear What I Hear?” by Bing Crosby. The championship matchup ended up being a total landslide, with ”Mary, Did You Know” beating out “Do You Hear What I Hear?” by Bing Crosby by 38 votes.

Ultimately, this year both songs in the championship matchup saw their first time in the final four of our tournament. In fact, before this year, the closest either song had been to the championship was the Andy Williams’ version of “Do You Hear What I Hear?” coming in at number 5 for the most votes in our 2nd annual tournament back in 2019.

As for other tournament news, "Mary, Did You Know” actually beat out our former two-time champion "White Christmas" in the third round. "White Christmas" previously won our 3rd and 1st annual tournaments! It's worth noting, however, that "Mary, Did You Know” was our second top-suggested song for the tournament! So, it had a strong start from the beginning and carried that momentum throughout the tournament.

All in all, the top 8 songs in order of most votes are as follows:

  1. "Mary, Did You Know” - Clay Aiken
  2. "Do You Hear What I Hear?" - Bing Crosby
  3. "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" - Andy Williams
  4. "Carol of the Bells" - Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  5. "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" - Dean Martin
  6. "White Christmas" - Bing Crosby (our previous two-time winner!)
  7. "Sleigh Ride" - The Ronettes
  8. "O Holy Night" - Josh Groban

Prior to the tournament, we also took prediction brackets, where the closest prediction bracket will win the Bose Bundle ($330 value!) containing the SoundLink Flex Bluetooth® speaker and Sport Earbuds. So, without further ado, the closest prediction bracket is...

Cheryl (with a 74% prediction success percentage!)

A huge congratulations goes out to Cheryl for making the closest predictions! We will be reaching out to Cheryl individually via email to gather the necessary details for us to send the Bose Bundle.

With all that said, we appreciate your participation and hope that you enjoyed following along with our bigger and better tournament this year! It was an exciting tournament and we're looking forward to more holiday fun next year!

To see the full tournament, check out our official bracket. Tune in to That Christmas Channel here.

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