As we close in on Christmas day, I thought it might be a good idea leading up to the day, to highlight some of the classic Christmas rock songs that we play this time of year on 99.1 The Whale.

This weekend and Christmas Day, we will be featuring hourly double-shots of Classic Rock Christmas songs for you to enjoy. For today's Classic Rock Christmas song, I've chosen The Eagles Please Come Home For Christmas. 

It's a cover that the band recorded in 1978, and did very well on the U.S. singles chart that year. The original came out in 1960 from Charles Brown (no, not the cartoon character.)

All of us at 99.1 The Whale wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday. Thanks for letting us be a part of your every day.

From Aerosmith to ZZ Top and everything in between, we've got the best music on the planet all weekend. As you enjoy your weekend, party with 99.1 The Whale! Take us wherever you go. You can hear us on your radio at 99.1 FM, online at 991thewhale.com, on your mobile phone with the new Whale App – search for 99.1 The Whale in your app store, and now on Amazon Alexa enabled devices!