What is Your FAVORITE CHRISTMAS SONG?

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  1. Dec 11, 2005 #21

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    Oo, two favorites. One is the anti-war classic written by Junnel Lewie, "Stop the Cavalry", but get the version by the Cory Band with the Gualia Singers. It's more about war than Christmas but it's beautifully done with horns and bells and great voices.


    The other is a song that may have never been released commercially, but I heard it on a local public radio station last year. It is probably the most poorly constructed Xmas song ever, rhymeless, imaginationless, full of spelling mistakes and repetition and it's hilarious.

    If you want to hear it, go here:
    http://www.kuow.org/defaultProgram.asp?ID=8167
    It's buried in an hour of other stuff but I think it's worth digging out.

    Here are the lyrics:

    Merry Christmas
    by Fred Owens
    (As heard on KUOW's "The Conversation", December 17, 2004)

    C is for Kris Kringle,
    H is for the sound you make when you're outside
    in the falling snow and you want to
    see your breath.
    R is for wrapping paper,
    I is for "I'm singing this song about Christmas",
    S is for cellophane which presents that are food
    are often wrapped in,
    T isn't for anything,
    M is for Santa sliding down the chiMMMney,
    E is for everything you wanted but didn't get
    'cause they weren't listening
    when you were hinting around,
    and S is for cellophane again which I already said.

    That spells “Merry Christmas” except for the "Merry" part
    Which people always say when they want your Christmas to be good.

    Although sometimes they don't care if your Christmas will be good,
    They just say that 'cause it's an expression.
    So Merry Christmas—

    And I really mean that, I'm not just saying it 'cause it's an expression.
    And also Happy New Year, which I won't get into.

    (Okay, everybody sing! But wait! Not yet!...)
     
  2. Dec 11, 2005 #22

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    Wow. That does sound great. Thanks for putting this out there Jack. I've been looking for new Christmas CD's to add to my collection for music to play in the office.
     
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    Oh! How could I forget about this contemporary rendition of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/We Three Kings of Orient" By Bare Naked Ladies with Sara McLachlan! That has also become one of my favorites.
     
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    Traditional:Silent Night ....Funny:Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer....But lately I've been hearing a VERY touching song on the radio called The Christmas Shoes.....Unless I'm concentrating on something else when it comes on I sit here & cry like a baby!!!!!!A 5'10",#325 baby...lol:D
     
  5. Dec 11, 2005 #25

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    Bing Crosby - White Christmas
     
  6. Dec 11, 2005 #26

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    I love every song on my Muppets/John Denver Christmas album.

    :blushingfuriously


    ;)
     
  7. Dec 11, 2005 #27

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    you are so cute!
     
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    LOL...thanks, Jamie. And I'll tell you a secret, if you promise not to tell anyone else -- some of the songs even make me cry a little bit, I get so nostalgic and warm-feeling inside. :rolleyes: :)
     
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    'Music Box Blues', 'Appalachian Snowfall' and 'Christmas Eve Sarajevo 12/24' by Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Jon Oliva, Paul O'Neill and Robert Kunkell are geniuses. I have had the enormous priveledge of meeting Jon Oliva on several occaisions and he is such a wonderful man (and for all the FFA's, he's also a BHM nowadays ;) )

    Sorry, I tend to gush, but as you can see, I am a huge fan.:wubu:

    ~Donnaalicious~
     
  10. Dec 11, 2005 #30

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    How about:

    1. "Run, Rudolph Run" (by Chuck Berry)

    2. "Santa Claus is coming in a boogie-woogie choo-choo train" (by the Tractors)

    3. "Please Come Home For Christmas" (by Charles Brown - lots of other people have done this song also, but I always thought Fats Domino could probably do the best job on it)

    Those are the ones that really make me sit up and listen, but I rarely get to hear them anymore.

    Tom in California
    (formerly Tom in NC)
     
  11. Dec 12, 2005 #31

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    "A Very Scary Solstice" by the Howard Philips Lovecraft Historical Society...it is not only hi-larious, but actually makes me all teary and cozy! Then again, that is probably just me....:shocked:
    As far as individual songs...gosh...I guess the parody of Jose Feliciano...."Es Y'Golonac"...."...he has orifices in his hands.." just cracks me up! :D
     
  12. Dec 12, 2005 #32

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    I cry every time I hear this song. I love it

    Do you remember me
    I sat upon your knee
    I wrote to you with childhood fantasies

    Well I'm all grown-up now
    And still need help somehow
    I'm not a child
    But my heart still can dream

    So here's my lifelong wish
    My grown-up Christmas list
    Not for myself
    But for a world in need

    No more lives torn apart
    That wars would never start
    And time would heal all hearts
    Everyone would have a friend
    And right would always win
    And love would never end
    This is my grown-up Christmas list

    As children we believed
    The grandest sight to see
    Was something lovely
    Wrapped beneath our tree

    Well heaven surely knows
    That packages and bows
    Can never heal
    A hurting human soul

    What is this illusion called the innocence of youth
    Maybe only in our blind belief can we ever find the truth

    (c) 1992 Air Bear Music / Linda's Boys Music / Warner
    -Tamerlane Pub. Corp. (BMI
     
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    I tend to gravitate between various versions of "Carol of the Bells" and "O Holy Night." Right now, I'm really partial to the version of "O Holy Night" by Rhema Marvanne. I'd never in my life heard anyone that young sing a song that well.
     
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    "Silent Night": a really lovely waltz.
     
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    Gotta go with the dogs barking "Jingle Bells":D
     
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    "Linus and Lucy " aka The Peanuts theme song from A Charlie Brown Christmas.
     
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    The 12 Days of Christmas - Ray Conniff and the Ray Conniff Singers.
     
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    The Royal Guardsmen "Snoopy Christmas."
     
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    I'm not a big fan of a lot of Christmas music, but when I'm in the right mood I do enjoy the cover of "Winter Wonderland," by Cocteau Twins.
     

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