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Old 12-17-2012, 02:47 AM
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Favourite Christmas song?

My favourite Christmas song is White Wine In The Sun by Tim Minchin.

Funny, intelligent and sentimental.

What's yours?
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:12 AM
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Shoulda posted this in IMHO even though its more of a MPSIMS.
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:18 AM
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Silent Night and The First Noel are my two favorites.

If I had to pick just one it would be The First Noel.
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:44 AM
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Christmas Wrapping by the Waitresses. Linus & lucy by Vince Guaraldi Trio (tie)

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Old 12-17-2012, 06:53 AM
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The Promise by Michael W. Smith.
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:54 AM
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Fairytale of New York by the Pogues and Kristy MacColl www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrAwK9juhhY

I am also partial to any one of several versions of The Christmas Song www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPmLR1ZCLEk

And the Carol of the Bells www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ftld7Ohojg

And I have many Bob Rivers tunes on my seasonal playlist.
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:30 AM
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Kill the turkeys ducks and chickens
Mix the punch - drag out the Dickens
Even though the prospect sickens
Brother - here we go again

Tom Lehrer, A Christmas Carol
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:45 AM
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None of them.
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:47 AM
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Shoulda posted this in IMHO even though its more of a MPSIMS.
Actually, Cafe Society.

twicks, a "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" fan
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:03 AM
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Not really a Christmas song, but my favorite Christmas music is Handel's "Messiah".
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:19 AM
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O Come, O Come Emmanuel - Joan Baez version

Riu Chiu - as interpreted by The Monkees

Gaudete - Steeleye Span version

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Barenaked Ladies version
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:06 PM
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The 12 Pains of Christmas

Holy Shit! It's Christmas

Walking in an Essex Wonderland

You can make an ornament from a Bud Can
And then yous can hang it from the tree
'Sherry are you pregnant?', she'll say 'No man'
But I'm 13 so ain't it time to be?
We're calling Donnie up in jail
We're raising money to post his bail
Our neighbor is cranked and Uncle Jimmy is tanked
We're walking in an Essex Wonderland

Happy Holidays Hon
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:14 PM
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Actually, Cafe Society.

twicks, a "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" fan
Did you know the original was a fairly morbid song written during WWII. The lyrics were changed for Judy Garland to make it more cheery.

The lyrics were changed a second time in 1957 because Frank Sinatra still thought they weren't jolly enough.

So the feel of the song changed quite a bit from the original.
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:29 PM
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For my fellow Yinzers, "Santa Claus is Goin' Dahntahn" by Johnny Angel and the Halos
Then theres "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch by the Raleigh Ringers.
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:33 PM
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Celine Dion's version of O Holy Night. Those six Noels in the last verse often give me goosebumps.
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:03 PM
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The following are my top three favorites.

"Fall Softly Snow"-Jim Ed Brown & Helen Cornelius
"What Do You See?"-Sonya Isaacs
"Only You Can Bring Me Cheer"-Alison Krauss

God bless you and them always!!!

Holly (a fan of Alison since 1994)
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:10 PM
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The ones I personally make a point of listening to each Christmas:

Serious: This version of "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day"

Not so serious: "Satan Claus"
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:30 PM
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"Winter Wonderland" - Harry Connick, Jr.

"Winter" - The Mellomen backed by Spike Jones.

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Old 12-17-2012, 05:45 PM
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Jorma Kaukonen "Downhill Sleigh Ride"
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:13 PM
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To me no one sings "O Little Town Of Bethlehem" better than Kenny Chesney and no one sings "Silver Bells" better than Travis Tritt.

God bless you and them always!!!

Holly
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:52 PM
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Kill the turkeys ducks and chickens
Mix the punch - drag out the Dickens
Even though the prospect sickens
Brother - here we go again

Tom Lehrer, A Christmas Carol
My favourite, too!

Followed by Snoopy's Christmas.
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:25 PM
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Another vote for "Fairytale of New York".

"Father Christmas"-The Kinks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-oVPVsCqs4
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:35 PM
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Dan Hicks & The Christmas Jug Band "Somebody Stole My Santa Claus Suit"
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:50 AM
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Kill the turkeys ducks and chickens
Mix the punch - drag out the Dickens
Even though the prospect sickens
Brother - here we go again

Tom Lehrer, A Christmas Carol
On Christmas Day you can't get sore.
Your fellow man you must adore.
There's time to rob him all the more
the other three hundred and sixty four.

put me down as another Tom Lehrer fan.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:43 AM
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Christmas Cookies, by George Strait.

Quote:
Now, Christmas cookies are a special treat
The more she bakes the more I eat
And sometimes I can't get myself to stop
Sometimes she'll wait till I'm asleep
She'll take the ones I didn't eat
And put those little sprinkly things on top
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:41 AM
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Christmas in Sarajevo by Trans Siberian Orchestra.

O Holy Night by Mr. Michael Crawford.

Mary's Boy Child by Bony M.

I get goosebumps from hearing each of these. Every single year. Always.

For more mundane Christmas songs, I really like hearing Walking In A Winter Wonderland - by anybody! (Just the idea of spending a Christmas with my honey in a snowy cabin, with a fireplace, nothing to do but take a walk in the snow when we need to get some air - must be heaven!)

And God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. The Annie Lenox video is beyond awesome!

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Old 12-18-2012, 08:47 AM
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I really like Stille, Stille, Stille, by the Vienna Boys' Choir. Can't find it on YouTube.
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:47 AM
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For fun enjoyment I like Baby it's Cold Outside. Everytime I hear it, I picture a 60's style couple teasing back and forth if she should leave or stay and face the scandal! Dean Martin/Doris Day type of characters.
For sentimental enjoyment I like Silent Night. My dad had voice that could bring tears to your eyes when he sang this song (in a good way ) It's a very emotional song for me.
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:50 AM
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Holy Shit! It's Christmas
I'm not sure if you're kidding, but I actually like that one! It really captures that Xmas excitement.

More serious - O Holy Night - Pavarotti
Less serious - 12 Days of Christmas - The Yobs (On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a vibrator with a battery).
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:54 AM
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For fun enjoyment I like Baby it's Cold Outside...
Some people (okay, Cracked.com) consider that the date rape Christmas song
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:18 AM
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Some people (okay, Cracked.com) consider that the date rape Christmas song
Haha; I have a little more innocent mind, I guess. I think that she wants to stay; but knows that to be a good girl she shouldn't. He of course wants her to stay and is gently chiding her into it.

What's funny is when I clicked on your link; I honestly didn't know who sang the song. When I said Dean Martin and Doris Day; they were just who I thought of based on my watching their movies when I was a kid.
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:21 AM
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Christmas Cookies, by George Strait.
When George gets to this part, "Some disappear to who knows where, but I make sure that I get my share, and them kids just stand there waiting for the ones I miss.", I just want to smack him and say, "Those cookies are for the kids!"

God bless you and him always!!!

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Old 12-18-2012, 10:37 AM
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I'm also very fond of Carol of the Bells.
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:53 PM
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My favourite seems to change every year. One year it was Peter Warlock's "Bethlehem Down," another year it was "Gesu bambino."

I think I'll have to go with "Fairytale of New York."
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:57 PM
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"Santa Claus and His Old Lady" by Cheech and Chong
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:41 PM
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My new favourite,

The season is upon us by the Dropkick Murphy's

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTx-sdR6Yzk
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:44 PM
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I also love "White Wine in the Sun"! Minchin has an interesting perspective on things.

"O Come, O Come, Emmanuel", "The Angel Gabriel" and "Keep Christmas With You" (from the Sesame Street Christmas special) are right up there too.

Generally speaking, my likes in this regard lean heavily towards hymns and not so much towards contemporary secular music.
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:51 PM
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Walkin' 'Round in Women's Underwear. (NSFW and loud)
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:15 PM
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I Believe in Father Christmas by Greg Lake.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:28 PM
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I'll go with Darlene Love singing Baby Please Come Home

She'll be doing this Friday night on David Letterman.

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Old 12-18-2012, 11:49 PM
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I'm also very fond of Carol of the Bells.
Then I hope maybe you'll enjoy these versions, my favorite from this year by Pentatonix, and from last year by The Piano Guys.

My other favorite Christmas song is Little Drummer Boy. I can't decide on who's version, pretty much any of them, though the Crosby/Bowie Peace on Earth version is high up there.
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:34 AM
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"Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" by John & Yoko/Plastic Ono Band with the Harlem Community Choir (that is the correct title and artist designation according to Wikipedia).

I have also come to enjoy Slade's "Merry Xmas Everybody," which is played interminably, everywhere in Britain at this season. It used to annoy me, but I have now heard it so often that I have moved beyond irritation to appreciation.
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:52 AM
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"For Unto Us a Child is Born" the chorus from Handel's Messiah.
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:15 AM
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I'm fond of "Do You Hear What I Hear?" - unfortunately modern versions tend to cut out either the first verse or the last one.

Others on my "Favorites" list include:
"O Come, O Come, Emmanuel"
"O Little Town of Bethlehem" (Nat "King" Cole version)
"Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silent"
"Carol of the Bells" (the TSO instrumental version is very nice)
"Sleigh Ride" (either of the instrumental versions - Boston Pops or Leroy Anderson)
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:20 AM
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Veni, Veni, Emmanuel. (In Latin, please. The English translation is also lovely, but I think it loses something in the translation.)

I guess I'm a sucker for plainsong and Latin. And I'm not even Catholic.
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:25 AM
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A big favorite of mine is Jingle Bells - in Irish: Buala Bas by The Clancy Brothers.
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:40 AM
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Then I hope maybe you'll enjoy these versions, my favorite from this year by Pentatonix, and from last year by The Piano Guys.
The Pentatonix version is unusual and interesting, and I like it. I couldn't figure out where the second female voice was coming from. The guy in the middle is actually a guy, right?

The second one: not so much. It tends to sound like an action movie soundtrack piece, or something Chip Davis would come up with (which is pretty much the same thing).
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:14 PM
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I guess I'm a sucker for plainsong and Latin. And I'm not even Catholic.
Personally, my favorite is "Adeste Fideles". And like you, I prefer the Latin.

Among more recent songs, I'm rather fond of "Mary Did you Know".
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:27 PM
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And I have many Bob Rivers tunes on my seasonal playlist.
Bob Rivers FTW!

Jingle Hells Bells: http://youtu.be/zK3QJP78mog
Chipmunks Roasting On An Open Fire: http://youtu.be/n3M7IR6jkpc
The Restroom Door Said, 'Gentlemen: http://youtu.be/n22-Xk4MTEc
I am Santa Claus: http://youtu.be/CRW2poUfJ34
Foreigners: http://youtu.be/zoa3sZ1ax7A
Carol of the Bartenders: http://youtu.be/aqPxEoR_2TM
Walkin' 'Round In Women's Underwear: http://youtu.be/mu7Wf92mb58
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:44 PM
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Sleigh Ride, but only performed live, by an orchestra, without any singers.

If we're talking about radio Christmas music, then it's the Bearnaked Ladies' rendition of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.
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