In 1984 Davis decided to try doing a Christmas album, which was a risky move at a time when Christmas music was not selling well. His electronic version of "Deck the Halls" hit the Top 40, selling over 5 million copies in short order. Not long afterwards Davis got together several friends to form Mannheim Steamroller into a band and began touring. Twenty-seven years later, "Deck the Halls" is still a popular staple on the radio every Christmas. To this day, I am hard-pressed to say whether I like Mannheim Steamroller or TSO better, but I've certainly been a fan of Mannheim longer. Plus, it's hard to resist that cute little steamroller on all of their albums.