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Dec 12, 2006, 02:37 AM
 
'Tis the season and I'm in the spirit. I need some more Christmas music and I need some ideas. What songs you lot like? Not necessarily the standards, although I've heard some pretty good covers of traditional Christmas carols.

My top three favorites:
Fairytale of New York- The Pogues
Father Christmas- The Kinks
Snoopy's Christmas- The Royal Guardsmen

Looking at that short list, I realize one of those songs seems a bit out of place. We'll right that one off as childhood nostalgia
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Dec 12, 2006, 03:07 AM
 
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Dec 12, 2006, 03:15 AM
 
Happy Christmas - John Lennon
Carol of the Bells
White Christmas _ Bing Crosby
Walking in a Winter Wonderland

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Dec 12, 2006, 04:18 AM
 
Charlie Brown Christmas
     
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Dec 12, 2006, 06:53 AM
 
As a rule I don't like Christmas songs. Most of the time they are just crap.

That being said I've always liked The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole.
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Dec 12, 2006, 07:03 AM
 
Jingle Bell Rock - Bill Hailey & the Comets
Do You Hear What I Hear/White Christmas - Bing Crosby
I Won't Be Home For Christmas - Blink 182
The Man With The Bag/Boogie Woogie Santa Claus - Brian Setzer Orchestra
Let it Snow - Dean Martin
2000 Miles - Pretenders
Christmas - U2
I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day - Wizzard
     
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Dec 12, 2006, 09:26 AM
 
Pretty much any of Trans-Siberian Orchestra's Christmas music.
     
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Dec 12, 2006, 09:43 AM
 
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - traditional.
Santa Baby - Eartha Kitt.
Merry Xmas Everybody - Slade.
I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day - Wizzard.
Let it Snow - Dean Martin.
Do You Hear What I Hear/White Christmas - Bing Crosby.

And just to pre-empt SWG:

What Can You Get a Wookiee for Christmas (When He Already Owns a Comb?).
R2-D2 We Wish You a Merry Christmas.

     
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Dec 12, 2006, 09:46 AM
 
Eartha Kitt. She scares me.
     
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Dec 12, 2006, 09:49 AM
 
the new twisted sister cd would be perfect for you:

A Twisted Christmas

Amazon.com: Twisted Christmas: Music: Twisted Sister
     
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Dec 12, 2006, 10:03 AM
 
Originally Posted by smacintush View Post
As a rule I don't like Christmas songs. Most of the time they are just crap.

That being said I've always liked The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole.
Nat's version of The Christmas Song is my favorite version. Mel Torme, who wrote it (and was a fantastic singer himself) asked Nat to sing it because he thought Nat's voice suited it better. When he did this, in the 1950s, it was, shall we say, "controversial." But Mel's version is wonderful too.

I like most "non-pop" Christmas songs, and I like more classical ones a lot. I just got a cheapie CD of Enya Christmas songs (on Rhino), "ONLY AT TARGET!" and it starts with Adeste Fidelis. Breathtaking!

Another big favorite of mine is Bing Crosby and David Bowie singing Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy. I bought Martha Stewart's Traditional Christmas album just to get it!

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Dec 12, 2006, 11:20 AM
 
Might I recommend an alternative Xmas song this year?

"I am Jesus (And You're Not) by ist

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Dec 12, 2006, 11:21 AM
 
Hmm... now that I think about it, I used to love an iTunes radio stream from a few years ago... XMas in San Fran or something like that. All sorts of irreverent songs. It was a joy to listen to.
     
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Dec 12, 2006, 12:52 PM
 
There's some good ones there kids. Keep 'em coming

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Dec 12, 2006, 01:06 PM
 
Christmas in Hollis!

How could I forget?!
     
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Dec 12, 2006, 01:48 PM
 
and oh yeah, forgot the best of the best...

No Presents for Christmas by King Diamond. it is on the " A Dangerous Meeting" compilation CD or the 12" Single LP.

Coven Worldwide - A Dangerous Meeting

Coven Worldwide - No Presents For Christmas

I have the song on several MP3 cds I've made, inner mixed among many types of songs and artists. Can't get enough of King Diamond!
     
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Dec 12, 2006, 01:51 PM
 
I sing Let it Snow ALL DECEMBER LONG! Actually, I get caught singing that song mid-year. I don't know why it's so stuck in my head, but I'll never be able to shake it.

Originally Posted by ghporter View Post
Nat's version of The Christmas Song is my favorite version. Mel Torme, who wrote it (and was a fantastic singer himself) asked Nat to sing it because he thought Nat's voice suited it better. When he did this, in the 1950s, it was, shall we say, "controversial." But Mel's version is wonderful too.

I like most "non-pop" Christmas songs, and I like more classical ones a lot. I just got a cheapie CD of Enya Christmas songs (on Rhino), "ONLY AT TARGET!" and it starts with Adeste Fidelis. Breathtaking!

Another big favorite of mine is Bing Crosby and David Bowie singing Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy. I bought Martha Stewart's Traditional Christmas album just to get it!
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Dec 12, 2006, 01:54 PM
 
I can't believe no one has mention this:

Grandma got run over by a reindeer.
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Dec 12, 2006, 01:58 PM
 
Originally Posted by Rumor View Post
I can't believe no one has mention this:

Grandma got run over by a reindeer.
Everyone was waiting for you.
     
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Dec 12, 2006, 02:01 PM
 
Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
Everyone was waiting for you.
You're on a roll today.
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Dec 12, 2006, 02:03 PM
 
Originally Posted by Rumor View Post
I can't believe no one has mention this:

Grandma got run over by a reindeer.
Too tacky for me.
     
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Dec 12, 2006, 02:12 PM
 
The Hanukkah song by Adam Sandler.

Hanukkah song.
     
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Dec 12, 2006, 02:14 PM
 
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Christmas - U2
Forgot about that one.
     
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Dec 12, 2006, 02:16 PM
 
Originally Posted by ghporter View Post
Nat's version of The Christmas Song is my favorite version. Mel Torme, who wrote it (and was a fantastic singer himself) asked Nat to sing it because he thought Nat's voice suited it better. When he did this, in the 1950s, it was, shall we say, "controversial." But Mel's version is wonderful too.

I like most "non-pop" Christmas songs, and I like more classical ones a lot. I just got a cheapie CD of Enya Christmas songs (on Rhino), "ONLY AT TARGET!" and it starts with Adeste Fidelis. Breathtaking!

Another big favorite of mine is Bing Crosby and David Bowie singing Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy. I bought Martha Stewart's Traditional Christmas album just to get it!

I got the Enya exclusive a few weeks ago, and we got the "Time/Life" 2 disk set last week -- the one that used to be on TV every year. Excellent stuff, with Nat King Cole and all the other favorites. The only thing I'm missing is Andy Williams singing "Most Wonderful Time of the Year."

Beware, though, that some Christmas albums actually have songs about Jebus on them.
     
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Dec 12, 2006, 02:17 PM
 
Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
I sing Let it Snow ALL DECEMBER LONG! Actually, I get caught singing that song mid-year. I don't know why it's so stuck in my head, but I'll never be able to shake it.



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Dec 12, 2006, 02:18 PM
 
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Christmas in Hollis!

How could I forget?!
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Dec 12, 2006, 02:50 PM
 
I've taken some grief for having Fairtytale of New York as my favorite Christmas song in the past, it seems that some don't find the lyrics

"You're a bum
You're a punk

You're an old slut on junk
Lying there almost dead on a drip in that bed

You scumbag, you maggot
You cheap lousy faggot
Happy Christmas your arse
I pray God it's our last"

quite appropriate to the season, but I think the song is beautiful regardless. Not everyone's Christmas dreams come true. And would anyone expect any different from Shane MacGowan, the man your dentist warned you about?

If you haven't heard the song, you can give it a listen here.
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Dec 12, 2006, 02:57 PM
 
then of course; you have the entire christmas John Valby aka Dr. Dirty cd. that is a great one too.
     
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Dec 12, 2006, 03:04 PM
 
WTTS 92.3FM - World Class Rock for a World Class City has an excellent internet stream of christmas music... i recommend it
     
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Dec 12, 2006, 03:36 PM
 
Originally Posted by ghporter View Post
Bing Crosby and David Bowie singing Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy.
this is one of my favorites too, but I don't own it. Is there anything else on that Martha thing worth getting?

Christmas Wrapping--a silly song, but somehow it gets me by the end.

I have some compilations of 40s stuff, bing, and a very special christmas 3 that I like.
     
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Dec 12, 2006, 03:44 PM
 
The Night Santa Went Crazy - Weird Al
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Originally Posted by olePigeon View Post
The Night Santa Went Crazy - Weird Al
nah; christmas at ground zero was much better.
     
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Dec 13, 2006, 03:19 AM
 
The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole
Driving Home for Christmas by Chris Rea
Little Drummer Boy by Bing Crosby and David Bowie

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Dec 13, 2006, 10:30 AM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
this is one of my favorites too, but I don't own it. Is there anything else on that Martha thing worth getting?

Christmas Wrapping--a silly song, but somehow it gets me by the end.

I have some compilations of 40s stuff, bing, and a very special christmas 3 that I like.
I got the album through iTunes, but it's apparently a Rhino release. Here's what they say about it. The track list is here:
1. The First Noel - Emmylou Harris
2. 2000 Miles - The Pretenders
3. I Believe In Father Christmas - Greg Lake
4. Silver Bells - The Roches
5. White Christmas - Melissa Manchester
6. Santa Baby - Eartha Kitt
7. Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy - David Bowie & Bing Crosby
8. Merry Christmas Baby - Charles Brown & Band
9. One Bright Star (This Is Christmas Night) - Nicolette Larson
10. Christmas Time - Ray Charles
11. What Child Is This? - Dan Fogelberg
12. Good King Wenceslas - Loreena McKennitt
13. Are You Burning, Little Candle? - Jane Siberry
14. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Judy Garland
I particularly like Ray Charles and Dan Fogelberg on this one, and the Loreena McKennitt cut is a really nice surprise.

A new favorite of mine is just about anything from Trans Siberian Orchestra, particularly Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24" and Christmas Canon. But Wizards in Winter rocks too.

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Dec 13, 2006, 10:35 AM
 
Oooo, forgot.

When A Child Is Born - Johnny Mathis.
     
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Dec 13, 2006, 03:55 PM
 
Good stuff all. My Christmas playlist is filling up nicely. What else ya'll got?
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Dec 13, 2006, 07:22 PM
 
A few of my cheesy, and not so cheesy, Christmas favs...

Saint Etienne - I Was Born On Christmas Day

Elton John - Step Into Christmas

The Pretenders - 2000 Miles

The Waitresses - Christmas Rapping

Dean Martin - Let it Snow

Greg Lake - I believe in Father Christmas

Ella Fitzgerald - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Ella Fitzgerald - Winter Wonderland

Brenda Lee - Rockin' around The Christmas Tree

U2 - Baby Please Come Home

Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You

Nat King Cole - The Christmas Song
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Dec 13, 2006, 07:27 PM
 
not forgetting...

Darlene Love - All Alone On Christmas

Chris Rea - Driving Home For Christmas
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Dec 13, 2006, 08:18 PM
 
My all time fav:

Paul Schaffer imitating Cher singing "Oh Holy Night" on Letterman.
     
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Dec 13, 2006, 08:22 PM
 
Originally Posted by cybergoober View Post
Pretty much any of Trans-Siberian Orchestra's Christmas music.
I second that emotion.
I gotta have more cowbell.
     
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Die Hard.

Also Die Hard:

http://www.heman.net/hema/dvd/kuvat/..._Vengeance.jpg

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you just did that because there's no Tookination forthcoming!
     
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Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
you just did that because there's no Tookination forthcoming!

No, because I like Die Hard and I thought it was an appropriate response, just like this one and all of my other responses to other posts.


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Dec 13, 2006, 09:12 PM
 
Christmastime - The Smashing Pumpkins
Oi To The World - No Doubt
Christmas - Blues Traveler
Christmas in Hollis Run DMC
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Dec 13, 2006, 11:01 PM
 
don't forget the Alvin and the Chipmunks christmas album, or the Muppets christmas album!!!

Those are both must haves.
     
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Dec 13, 2006, 11:45 PM
 
Originally Posted by Rumor View Post
I can't believe no one has mention this:

Grandma got run over by a reindeer.
Grandpa got runned over by a John Deere.................................

(Actual song)
Gee, I hope they're friendly..........
     
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Originally Posted by OB1 View Post
Nat King Cole - Chesnuts Roasting On An Open Fire
*cough* You mean The Christmas Song.

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Dec 14, 2006, 04:39 AM
 
Little St Nick - Beach Boys
Little Drummer Boy - Bob Seger
Santa Claus is Coming To Town - Bruce Springsteen
Run, Rudolph, Run - Chuck Berry
It's Christmas Time Pretty Baby - Elvis Presley
Christmas Tears - Eric Clapton
Christmas Waltz - Frank Sinatra
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - Jackson 5
Santa Baby - Kylie Minogue
Thank God It's Christmas - Queen
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Sarah McLachlan & Barenaked Ladies
One Little Christmas Tree - Stevie Wonder
     
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Originally Posted by - - e r i k - - View Post
*cough* You mean The Christmas Song.
Well, there you go. Hope that cough clears up before Christmas.
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