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DJ Sessions: Christmas Edition

(Jacob Whittaker/Flickr)
(Jacob Whittaker/Flickr)

This week, we bring you a special installment of the DJ Sessions: Christmas oldies.

This week, Mike Haile, who is more commonly known by his DJ moniker, “Mike in the Morning” at WHMS in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson to share his favorite Christmas music and reflect on his many decades as a DJ.

This is a special session for Jeremy, who hails from Champaign-Urbana, and grew up listening to Mike in the morning.

Mike’s Picks for Christmas

  • “White Christmas,” The Drifters


  • “Winter Wonderland,” Darlene Love
  • “Little Drummer Boy,” Bing Crosby and David Bowie


  • “Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy,” Buck Owens and the Buckaroos
  • “Some Day at Christmas,” Stevie Wonder
  • “Santa Baby,” Michael Bublé


  • “Happiest Christmas Tree,” Nat King Cole
  • “May you always” Harry Harrison
  • “Merry Christmas,” Judy Garland



  • Mike Haile, General Manager and DJ at WHMS in Champaign-Urbana, Ill. He is more commonly known as “Mike in the Morning”

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