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2001 Inductees (Inaugural Year):

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FRED ASTAIRE: Narrated the Bass/Rankin
Production of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" and sang the Title Christmas Folk
Song.

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GENE AUTRY: Famous for performing Carols such as "Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer" and "Santa's Coming in a Whirlybird."

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BARKING DOGS: Trained Dogs which barked out the Tune of "Jingle Bells," and it became a Holiday Favorite.

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BING CROSBY: Famous for his performance of "White Christmas." He had one of the best selling Christmas Albums of all time.

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JOHN DENVER: Was famous for his "Rocky Mountain Christmas Specials" during the Holiday Season.

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JIMMY DURANTE: Narated the Bass/Rankin Production of "Frosty the Snowman" and sang the title song.

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ELMO & PATSY" Performed "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" which became a #1 Hit.

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BURL IVES: Narrated the Bass/Rankin Production of "Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer," and sang two other Holiday Favorites: "Silver and Gold" and "Holly Jolly Christmas."

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MITCH MILLER & COMPANY: Made two Christmas Sing-a-long Albums. Two "Sing along with Mitch" Favorites included Twelve Days of Christmas and "Must Be Santa."

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ROYAL GUARDSMAN: Made the Christmas Hit entitled Snoopy's Christmas.

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DAVID SEVILLE AND THE THREE CHIPMUNKS: The Chipmunk Song was a Number One Hit back in December of 1958.

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2002 Inductees:

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TENNESEE ERNIE FORD: A 1950's Pop Singer who made a Christmas Record Album which showcased a lot of Alfred Burt Carols.

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ALBERT FINNEY: Movie actor who played the leading role of Ebenezer Scrooge in the Motion Picture Musical, Scrooge.

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THE MUPPETS: These Jim Henson Creations include Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie Bear, Rizzo the Rat, and others who appeared in various TV Christmas Specials, and Walt Disney's Muppet Christmas Carol."

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HARRY SIMEONE CHORALE: Famous Choral Group which performed Holiday Classic Songs such as "The Little Drummer Boy."

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ANDY WILLIAMS: Was a Pop Singer of the 1950's who has had a lot of Christmas Specials over the years.

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2003 Inductees:


TONY BENNETT: He made a popular hristmas Record Albums, and lended his singing talents in the Christmas Movie, "Rudolph, The Island of Misfit Toys."

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MICHAEL CAINE: Lent his acting talents and singing to the role of "Scrooge" in Walt Disney's Muppet's Christmas Carol.

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NAT KING COLE: He made popular Christmas Albums including Christmas with Nat King Cole, and sang The Christmas Song. He also made a record album with Dean Martin. He performed other Christmas Favorites such as Caroling Caroling and Adeste Fideles.

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ALFRED DRAKE: Old Broadway Baritone who lent his voice talents in the Animated Christmas Special, Life and Times of Santa Claus.

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DEAN MARTIN: He made a Popular Christmas Album with Nat King Cole. Some of the songs he performed included The Christmas Blues. and Marshmellow World.

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2004 Inductees:


PERRY COMO: His Christmas Hit was Home for the Holidays.

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JOSE FELICIANO: Famous for "Feliz Navidad."

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BOBBY HELMS: Famous for his Rendition of "Jingle Bells Rock."

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SPIKE JONES: Famous for "All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth."

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BRENDA LEE: Famous for her rendition of "Rocking Around the Christmas Tree."

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2005 Inductees:


THE BEACH BOYS: Sang The Man With All the Toys.

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BOBBY "BORIS" PICKETT: Performed "Monster's Holiday," which was a "Christmas Sequel" to his smash hit,
Monster Mash.

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RAY STEVENS: Humorist Country Singer (best know for The Streak) who sang
(and recorded) a Holiday Favorite,
Santa Claus is Watching You.

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BARBARA STREISAND: She turned the Rogers and Hammerstein Song, Favorite Things, into a Holiday Favorite on her
Christmas Album.

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WILLIAM WARFIELD: Famous Opera Singer, best known for his performance of Ol' Man River, was the Baritone Soloist for The Morman Tabernacle Choir's Performance (and Recording) of Handel's Messiah.

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2006 Inductees:


PAT BOONE: Pat Boone Family Christmas Album was produced in 1979.

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THE CARPENTERS: Wrote and performed the Christmas Hit entitled "Merry Christmas Darling.

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AMY GRANT: One of her most popular Christmas Songs is "Breath of Heaven."

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EARTHA KITT: Performed "Santa Baby."

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ELVIS PRESLEY: The King of Rock and Roll came out with his "Elvis Presley Christmas" Album which is enjoyed by many every Holday Season. He also performed "Blue Christmas."

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JIM CARREY: While starring in Ron Howards big screen version of Dr. Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," he sang "The Grinch Song."
 
HILLARY DUFF: Her most famous Christmas Hit is "Santa Claus Lane."
 
MAHALIA JACKSON: American Gospel Singer who recorded one of the more famous renditions of "Silent Night, Holy Night."
 
SANDY PATTI: Famous Gospel Soprano who did a medley combining two Christmas Favorites: "Gesu Bambino" and "O Holy Night."
 
THURL RAVENSCROFT: While Boris Karloff provided his voice for the Narrative of th 1966 Classic, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," Ravenscroft lent his singing voice in the singing of "You're a Mean One..."

2001 to 2006 Inductees.

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