Man trying to get a song on the radio since the ‘50s

Back in 1965, Johnny Gondesen wrote a holiday tune, “Christmas Is Here,” which was inspired by his children, that he finally performed on radio this year.
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Finally tonight here, America strong. The Texas family that never gave up. The Christmas song finally on the radio. Johnny from Cyrus, Texas, he and his wife, high school sweethearts. Their first date was the Christmas ball. The ornament still on the tree. But there's something else they've carried all these years. A song he wrote in 1965. He played in a band. Inspired by his children, who when they saw Christmas trees always said ho, ho, ho. I stayed up to 3:00 in the morning and I wrote the song, the words to it. Reporter: His song, "Christmas is here." Ho, ho, ho hee hee hee coming down the chimney Reporter: He had records made, wanted it to be on the radio. I want something to happen to this song before, you know, I go meet my maker. Reporter: So, with help with his family, a video on YouTube, a radio station agreed it was finally time. It's been 54 years since it was recorded. "Christmas is here." The dream is coming true right now. Let's do it. Ho ho ho Reporter: And right there in the studio, Johnny. Thank you. It's happened! Thank you. How do you feel? I feel wonderful. Reporter: As the song goes, Christmas is here for Johnny. We love it, Johnny. And now millions more have heard it tonight. Good night.

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