OK we all know what we hate, but what do you love.
My favorite is "That spirt of Christmas" by Ray Charles
OK we all know what we hate, but what do you love.
My favorite is "That spirt of Christmas" by Ray Charles
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"Please Come Home For Christmas."
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Oh Cum oh Cum Emmanuel, Rejoice, rejoice, cuming on my face
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Have Yourself a Marry Little Christmas
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Probably Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, but only Judy's version.
Can't stand White Christmas. Or Bing Crosby at all actually.
Favourite 'holidays' song is 'What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?'- Bette Midler's version.
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God help me, but I love that stupid barking dog Jingle Bells.
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"Christmas Must be Tonight" The Band
"Yulesville" some 1960s groovy dude (have a cool Yule, and man, later like...dig)
"The Christmas Song" Jack Teagarden
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One of my favorites is "Merry Christmas Darling" by Karen Carpenter.
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Santa Claus is a Black Man.
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or... Little Mary Christmas from a John Waters Christmas
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I saw Daddy Blowing Santa Clause, underneath the Christmas tree last night.
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Christmas Wrapping by the Waitresses.
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We Need a Little Christmas from Mame...
|by Anonymous||reply 12||11/27/2012|
The arrangement,the harmonizing background vocals,the slight change in tempo towards the conclusion, and most of all, the joyful mood (and I'm a non-believer!)evoked by The Impressions make this version of "Silent Night" among my favorites.
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I despise Christmas and almost all "holiday" music, except "When My Heart Finds Christmas" by Harry Connick, Jr.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||11/27/2012|
A toss-up between The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl's "Fairy Tale of New York" and Fay Lovsky's "Christmas was a Friend of Mine." She's a fairly obscure Dutch singer and I think this was her biggest (or only) hit.
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A Christmas to Remember - Amy Grant
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Carol of the Bells. I also like Have Yourself A Merry Little Xmas, but it has to be a really sad and depressing version. I know that sounds weird, but that's the way I like it.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||11/27/2012|
to hear: The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole
to sing: Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day
|by Anonymous||reply 18||11/27/2012|
That makes sense. Have Yourself A Merry is a sad and depressing song. I much prefer the versions that use the original lyrics ("until then, we'll have to muddle through somehow...) to Sinatra's happified version ("Hang a shining star upon the highest bough"...)
|by Anonymous||reply 19||11/27/2012|
The Christians and the Pagans by Dar Williams
"now when Christians sit with Pagans, only pumpkin pies are burning"
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[quote] I also like Have Yourself A Merry Little Xmas, but it has to be a really sad and depressing version. I know that sounds weird, but that's the way I like it.
I concur. The Karen Carpenter "hang a shining star..." version makes me feel rage.
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Good one, R11.
Classic: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Modern: All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey
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Peggy Lee's Little Drummer Boy.
She turns it into something great.
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Mariah's version of "Baby Please Come Home" is essential.
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Annie Lennox-Winter Wonderland is really good.
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Classic - O Holy Night Modern - Do You Hear What I Hear? (der Bingle's version, of course)
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Whitney's "Do You Hear What I Hear"
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Definitely not for everyone, but the Squirrel Nut Zippers "Gift of the Magi" is my favorite newish Christmas song. I love Big Maybelle's "Silent Night" as far as classic carols go.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||11/27/2012|
"Lo How a Rose 'Ere Blooming"
"Still, Still, Still"
"In the Bleak Midwinter"
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Barbra Streisand's version of "My Favorite Things" is the oddest, most moving Christmas carol I've ever heard.
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Everybody's Waitin' for the Man with the Bag - Kay Starr. Makes Santa sound like a drug dealer.
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Drunk 12 Days of Christmas
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"Somewhere in my memory" from Home Alone.
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Bing Crosby duet with David Bowie: "Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy."
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Cher & Rosie O'Donnell's "BabY Please Come Home"
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"Christmas Is A Feeling In Your Heart" by Johnny Mathis
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Marshmallow World by Dean Martin
|by Anonymous||reply 38||11/28/2012|
God help me, "All I Want for Christmas is You" by Mariah
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The Twelve Gays of Christmas,of course...
|by Anonymous||reply 40||11/28/2012|
Vanessa William's version of Go Tell It On the Mountain
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Toyland..doris day...makes me a kid again
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What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?
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Hugo Largo's "Angels We Have Heard on High/Gloria" with a little nod to patti smith at the end. Brilliant.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||11/28/2012|
Frank's "Have Yourself..." because it starts out a capella, and it gives you goosebumps.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||11/28/2012|
Kay Starr's "December"
The depression-era chorus in the background is very soothing.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||11/28/2012|
Judy Garland's "Merry Christmas". I don't know why Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas gets all the attention, I think this one far superior.
"Have a holiday as gay as holly!"
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"White Christmas." Rosemary's version.
Honorable mention to a melody of "We Three Kings of Orient Are/O Little Town of Bethlehem" on the album Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||11/28/2012|
The truth about Christmas
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R35, R44, I agree, and will add "Oh Holy Night" perhaps Nathalie Cole's version.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||11/28/2012|
Steve and Eydie! Let it Snow!
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r50, the version Rickie Lee Jones does with the Chieftains is really good too.
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Pearl Bailey's "A Five Pound Box of Money" (linked below - brilliant and hilarious)
Peggy Lee's "I Like A Sleigh Ride (Jingle Bells)"
Kay Starr's "Everybody's Waitin' for the Man With the Bag"
|by Anonymous||reply 53||11/28/2012|
R30 R31 I've never understood how that song became associated with Christmas.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||11/28/2012|
One more for "Fairytale of New York"
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Judy's Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Whitney's Do You Hear What I Hear
Darlene Love - Christmas Please Come Home
Wham - Last Christmas
Supremes - My Favorite Things
|by Anonymous||reply 56||11/28/2012|
Nat King Cole's "The Christmas Song" It's timeless and perfect. My favorite.
In the past 15 years there have been few great new Christmas songs. Cher and Rosie O'Donnell's "Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)" is the best. Other favorites of mine include "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" by Brenda Lee, "All I Want For Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey, "O Holy Night" by John Williams, "Sleigh Ride" by Boston Pops Orchestra, "A Holly Jolly Christmas" by Burl Ives, "It's Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas" by Perry Como, "Carol Of The Bells" by John Williams, "Last Christmas" by Wham!, "Where are You Christmas?" by Faith Hill, and "Step into Christmas" by Elton John.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||11/28/2012|
Jingle Bell Rock by Randi Travis
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
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December Will Be Magic Again - Kate Bush and the video is hilarious, with Bush gyrating all over Santa's chair.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||11/28/2012|
"Merry Christmas Darling"--live version by Karen, proving she wouldn't have needed Autotune unlike certain skank "singers" polluting the airwaves of today.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||11/28/2012|
"Santa Claus Is A Black Man" is a total ripoff of "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus," but it's very cute (though I had to hear it about twenty times before I could figure out everything the little girl is saying.)
|by Anonymous||reply 61||11/28/2012|
The only version of "Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)" is Darlene Love's.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||11/28/2012|
'Where Can I Find Christmas' from "The Bear That Slept Through Christmas" and the standard 'Little Altar Boy'.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||11/28/2012|
Little Jackie (Imani Coppola) singing 'Mrs Clause Ain't Got Nothin' On Me"
|by Anonymous||reply 64||11/28/2012|
"The Christmas Song" Nat "King" Cole, it's not really Christmas without it.
"Home for the Holidays" Perry Como
"Gee Whiz, It's Christmas" Carla Thomas
"Santa Claus, Go Straight to the Ghetto" The Godfather of Soul - James Brown!
|by Anonymous||reply 65||11/28/2012|
I love Judy Garland singing "After the Holidays"- it's the most depressing song ever, and only worth listening if you're in that mood any want to wallow.
But it's so heartbreaking!
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that's tough to watch r66. She died 6 months later. I can't believe she's only 46 there.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||11/28/2012|
omg,R66. I've never heard or seen that before, and, quite frankly, I've mixed feelings about whether I'd have preferred not to.
Garland perfectly captures the pain and bittersweet feelings of the holidays.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||11/28/2012|
"The Christmas Song" Nat (King) Cole "Have Yourself a Merry" Judy
|by Anonymous||reply 69||11/28/2012|
R66 -- that's just heartbreaking. Beautiful at the same time. No one could "feel" a song like she could.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||11/28/2012|
Whitney's 'Do You Hear What I Hear'
Stevie Wonder's 'Some Day At Christmas'
'O Holy Night' by almost anybody.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||11/28/2012|
Linda Eder's "The Little Drummer Boy" Harry Simeone Chorale - "The Little Drummer Boy"
O Holy Night Silent Night Winter Wonderland
|by Anonymous||reply 72||11/28/2012|
Mariah wrote "All I Want For Christmas Is You" and it truly is the only modern-day classic, although it's now 18 years old.
This is also a must see
|by Anonymous||reply 73||11/28/2012|
Darlene Love with the E Street Band is the only acceptable version of that song.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||11/28/2012|
Ian Anderson's lovely and to the point Christmas Song. Arranged by Dee Palmer, Tull's later to be transgender member, btw.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||11/28/2012|
"(I Believe In)Father Christmas" by Greg Lake.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||11/28/2012|
Carol of the Bells, hands down.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||11/28/2012|
Fuck Christmas, Fuck it right up the ass! is my personal fave.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||11/28/2012|
THIS, FOR SURE
|by Anonymous||reply 79||11/28/2012|
No love for The Pretenders' "2000 Miles" (30 years old this year)?
|by Anonymous||reply 80||11/28/2012|
r73 Ever heard Wham's Last Christmas? A modern classic before Mariah's.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||11/28/2012|
And don't forget Do They Know It's Christmas r81, another modern classic.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||11/28/2012|
Can someone please explain how "My Favorite Things" came to be considered a Christmas song? I can understand other songs that at least have a winter theme even though they don't mention Christmas (Winter Wonderland, Frosty the Snowman, Jingle Bells, etc.) but MFT doesn't even have that going for it.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||11/28/2012|
My Grown Up Christmas Wish
sung by many artists
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Star of the East - Judy Garland
Calypso Noel - Johnny Mathis
Ave Marie zu Stille Nacht - Lolita
Christmas Choir - Patti Page
Ring Those Christmas Bells - Peggy Lee
Hear the Sledges with the Bells - King Family
The Blessed Dawn of Christmas Day - Harry Connick Jr.
Fir Tree Dark - Bing Crosby
Mama Mary - Roger Whittaker
|by Anonymous||reply 85||11/29/2012|
[quote]Hear the Sledges with the Bells
Would that be Sister Sledge, or an actual sledge hammer?
|by Anonymous||reply 86||11/29/2012|
My Simple Christmas Wish - funniest, bitchiest, GAYEST Christmas song ever written...
|by Anonymous||reply 87||11/29/2012|
And then there's Ella Fitzgerald getting down and dirty - and I mean SMUTTY - singing "Santa Claus Got Stuck in My Chimney" - pure filth!
|by Anonymous||reply 88||11/29/2012|
Christmastime for the Jews by Darlene Love.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||11/29/2012|
And while I'm on SNL--
D*ck in a Box, of course.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||11/29/2012|
Xmas Song by Rash of Stabbings. Reminds me of being a punky brat in the 80s.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||12/01/2012|
The Ukrainian Carol of the Bells is one of the few pieces of overused Christmas music that I can never get enough of, it's just a gorgeous composition, especially in jazz and symphonic renditions.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||12/01/2012|
"Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies" with Beavis and Butthead.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||12/02/2012|
Christmas Wrapping by The Waitresses
who also brought us "I Know What Boys Like"
|by Anonymous||reply 94||12/02/2012|
Baby it's Cold Outside.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||12/03/2012|
All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth
|by Anonymous||reply 96||12/04/2012|
Christmas Wrapping ~ The Waitresses
|by Anonymous||reply 97||12/04/2012|
My favorite version of "We Need a Little Christmas":
|by Anonymous||reply 98||12/04/2012|
Did Ed Sullivan really say that the stock market crashed in 1959?
|by Anonymous||reply 99||12/04/2012|
Religious: "O Holy Night"
Pop Standard: "Winter Wonderland"
50s-60s era: "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" has become one of my favorite TV holiday traditions
"Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" - Brenda Lee
70s: "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" - John Lennon
"Father Christmas" - The Kinks
"I Believe in Father Christmas" - Greg Lake
80s: "Christmas Wrapping" - The Waitresses
"Put A Little Love In Your Heart" - Al Green & Annie Lennox (from "Scrooged")
|by Anonymous||reply 100||12/04/2012|
I am in [bold]love[/bold] with this hot wannabe rocker. I'm raping the replay button. It's certainly getting me into the Christmas spirit! :-)
|by Anonymous||reply 101||12/07/2012|
The hauntingly sad 'Toyland'.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||12/07/2012|
"Bring A Torch, Jeanette Isabella"
|by Anonymous||reply 103||12/08/2012|
Mariah featuring The Roots and Jimmy Fallon on classroom instruments!
(Dont listen unless you want this song stuck in your head until New Years)
|by Anonymous||reply 104||12/09/2012|
Bob Seger's Little Drummer Boy.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||12/09/2012|
ANYTHING by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra or the Four Canadian Tenors.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||12/09/2012|
Breath of Heaven / Grover Washington Jr. feat. Lisa Fischer
and, not to forget my younger days:
Christmastime is here / Vince Guaraldi
Have a Holly Jolly Christmas / Burl Ives
|by Anonymous||reply 107||12/09/2012|
Wsród Nocnej Ciszy (Wondrous Child), a Polish carol.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||12/10/2012|
I've got a great arrangement of Wondrous Child.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||12/13/2014|
Mavis Staples - Christmas Vacation
|by Anonymous||reply 110||12/13/2014|
Anything by Boney M.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||12/14/2014|
I got their Christmas CD several years ago, R111. It's one of my favorites.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||12/14/2014|
R112 I discovered them while waiting in line at Dunkin Donuts a few years ago when Mary's Boy Child was playing. Then I went on youtube and listened some of their other stuff. They're amazing.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||12/14/2014|
[quote]"Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" - Brenda Lee
In some other thread that I didn't bother to save, someone claimed that one of her lines where she sings "Deck the halls with bought of ha-holly..." was Brenda Lee's secret tribute to the recently deceased Buddy Holly.
Today, while listening to her recording of "Winter Wonderland," I noted her singing "wa-hawking in a winner wonderland" and "la-hater on we'll conspire..." I wonder what DL's secret tribute genius will come up with for those tributes.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||12/15/2014|
O Come Immanuel performed by Enya
|by Anonymous||reply 115||12/20/2014|
Carol of the Bells (the version from Home Alone...not sure who sings it) is my all-time fav. It's somewhat haunting but I love it.
"Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" by Brenda Lee and "Merry Christmas, Darling" by the Carpenters are other faves.
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