Quick trivia question: what group has sold more Christmas albums than any other in the past 30 years? That would be Mannheim Steamroller, that improbable group of classic rock/classical/baroque combo that makes music like no other.
Steamroller hung around the fringes of popular music for nearly a decade until they released their first Christmas album in 1984 titled Mannheim Steamroller Christmas. This album went platinum six times and finally launched Mannheim Steamroller into the mainstream. On this day in 1984, this single was released marking the debut of the album and consequently it causes us to declare that with just 132 days remaining until Christmas today is Mannheim Steamroller Day:
The Steamroller rolls on these days — releasing new albums every few years and touring the country every holiday season taking their Christmas shows to millions of fans.