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Favorite Christmas Song

OK we all know what we hate, but what do you love.

My favorite is "That spirt of Christmas" by Ray Charles

by Anonymousreply 11612/26/2014

"Please Come Home For Christmas."

by Anonymousreply 111/27/2012

Oh Cum oh Cum Emmanuel, Rejoice, rejoice, cuming on my face

by Anonymousreply 211/27/2012

Have Yourself a Marry Little Christmas

by Anonymousreply 311/27/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 411/27/2012

God help me, but I love that stupid barking dog Jingle Bells.

by Anonymousreply 511/27/2012

"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

by Anonymousreply 611/27/2012

One of my favorites is "Merry Christmas Darling" by Karen Carpenter.

by Anonymousreply 711/27/2012

Santa Claus is a Black Man.

by Anonymousreply 811/27/2012

or... Little Mary Christmas from a John Waters Christmas

by Anonymousreply 911/27/2012

I saw Daddy Blowing Santa Clause, underneath the Christmas tree last night.

by Anonymousreply 1011/27/2012

Christmas Wrapping by the Waitresses.

by Anonymousreply 1111/27/2012

We Need a Little Christmas from Mame...

by Anonymousreply 1211/27/2012

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.


by Anonymousreply 1311/27/2012

I despise Christmas and almost all "holiday" music, except "When My Heart Finds Christmas" by Harry Connick, Jr.

by Anonymousreply 1411/27/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 1511/27/2012

A Christmas to Remember - Amy Grant

by Anonymousreply 1611/27/2012

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 Anonymousreply 1711/27/2012

to hear: The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole

to sing: Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day

by Anonymousreply 1811/27/2012

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 Anonymousreply 1911/27/2012

The Christians and the Pagans by Dar Williams

"now when Christians sit with Pagans, only pumpkin pies are burning"

by Anonymousreply 2011/27/2012

[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.

by Anonymousreply 2111/27/2012

Good one, R11.

Classic: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Modern: All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey

by Anonymousreply 2211/27/2012

Peggy Lee's Little Drummer Boy.

She turns it into something great.

by Anonymousreply 2311/27/2012

Mariah's version of "Baby Please Come Home" is essential.

by Anonymousreply 2411/27/2012

Annie Lennox-Winter Wonderland is really good.

by Anonymousreply 2511/27/2012

Classic - O Holy Night Modern - Do You Hear What I Hear? (der Bingle's version, of course)

by Anonymousreply 2611/27/2012

Whitney's "Do You Hear What I Hear"

by Anonymousreply 2711/27/2012

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 Anonymousreply 2811/27/2012

"Lo How a Rose 'Ere Blooming"

"Still, Still, Still"

"In the Bleak Midwinter"

by Anonymousreply 2911/27/2012

Barbra Streisand's version of "My Favorite Things" is the oddest, most moving Christmas carol I've ever heard.

by Anonymousreply 3011/27/2012

The Supremes

by Anonymousreply 3111/27/2012

Everybody's Waitin' for the Man with the Bag - Kay Starr. Makes Santa sound like a drug dealer.

by Anonymousreply 3211/27/2012

Drunk 12 Days of Christmas

by Anonymousreply 3311/27/2012

"Somewhere in my memory" from Home Alone.

by Anonymousreply 3411/27/2012

Bing Crosby duet with David Bowie: "Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy."

by Anonymousreply 3511/27/2012

Cher & Rosie O'Donnell's "BabY Please Come Home"

by Anonymousreply 3611/27/2012

"Christmas Is A Feeling In Your Heart" by Johnny Mathis

by Anonymousreply 3711/27/2012

Marshmallow World by Dean Martin

by Anonymousreply 3811/28/2012

God help me, "All I Want for Christmas is You" by Mariah

by Anonymousreply 3911/28/2012

The Twelve Gays of Christmas,of course...

by Anonymousreply 4011/28/2012

Vanessa William's version of Go Tell It On the Mountain

by Anonymousreply 4111/28/2012

Toyland..doris day...makes me a kid again

by Anonymousreply 4211/28/2012

What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?

by Anonymousreply 4311/28/2012

Hugo Largo's "Angels We Have Heard on High/Gloria" with a little nod to patti smith at the end. Brilliant.

by Anonymousreply 4411/28/2012

Frank's "Have Yourself..." because it starts out a capella, and it gives you goosebumps.

by Anonymousreply 4511/28/2012

Kay Starr's "December"

The depression-era chorus in the background is very soothing.

by Anonymousreply 4611/28/2012

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!"

by Anonymousreply 4711/28/2012

"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 Anonymousreply 4811/28/2012

The truth about Christmas

by Anonymousreply 4911/28/2012

R35, R44, I agree, and will add "Oh Holy Night" perhaps Nathalie Cole's version.

by Anonymousreply 5011/28/2012

Steve and Eydie! Let it Snow!

by Anonymousreply 5111/28/2012

r50, the version Rickie Lee Jones does with the Chieftains is really good too.

by Anonymousreply 5211/28/2012

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 Anonymousreply 5311/28/2012

R30 R31 I've never understood how that song became associated with Christmas.

by Anonymousreply 5411/28/2012

One more for "Fairytale of New York"

by Anonymousreply 5511/28/2012

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 Anonymousreply 5611/28/2012

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 Anonymousreply 5711/28/2012

Jingle Bell Rock by Randi Travis

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

by Anonymousreply 5811/28/2012

December Will Be Magic Again - Kate Bush and the video is hilarious, with Bush gyrating all over Santa's chair.

by Anonymousreply 5911/28/2012

"Merry Christmas Darling"--live version by Karen, proving she wouldn't have needed Autotune unlike certain skank "singers" polluting the airwaves of today.

by Anonymousreply 6011/28/2012

"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 Anonymousreply 6111/28/2012

The only version of "Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)" is Darlene Love's.

by Anonymousreply 6211/28/2012

'Where Can I Find Christmas' from "The Bear That Slept Through Christmas" and the standard 'Little Altar Boy'.

by Anonymousreply 6311/28/2012

Little Jackie (Imani Coppola) singing 'Mrs Clause Ain't Got Nothin' On Me"

by Anonymousreply 6411/28/2012

"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 Anonymousreply 6511/28/2012

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!

by Anonymousreply 6611/28/2012

that's tough to watch r66. She died 6 months later. I can't believe she's only 46 there.

by Anonymousreply 6711/28/2012

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 Anonymousreply 6811/28/2012

"The Christmas Song" Nat (King) Cole "Have Yourself a Merry" Judy

by Anonymousreply 6911/28/2012

R66 -- that's just heartbreaking. Beautiful at the same time. No one could "feel" a song like she could.

by Anonymousreply 7011/28/2012

Whitney's 'Do You Hear What I Hear'

Stevie Wonder's 'Some Day At Christmas'

'O Holy Night' by almost anybody.

by Anonymousreply 7111/28/2012

Linda Eder's "The Little Drummer Boy" Harry Simeone Chorale - "The Little Drummer Boy"

O Holy Night Silent Night Winter Wonderland

by Anonymousreply 7211/28/2012

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 Anonymousreply 7311/28/2012

Darlene Love with the E Street Band is the only acceptable version of that song.

by Anonymousreply 7411/28/2012

Ian Anderson's lovely and to the point Christmas Song. Arranged by Dee Palmer, Tull's later to be transgender member, btw.

by Anonymousreply 7511/28/2012

"(I Believe In)Father Christmas" by Greg Lake.

by Anonymousreply 7611/28/2012

Carol of the Bells, hands down.

by Anonymousreply 7711/28/2012

Fuck Christmas, Fuck it right up the ass! is my personal fave.

by Anonymousreply 7811/28/2012


by Anonymousreply 7911/28/2012

No love for The Pretenders' "2000 Miles" (30 years old this year)?

by Anonymousreply 8011/28/2012

r73 Ever heard Wham's Last Christmas? A modern classic before Mariah's.

by Anonymousreply 8111/28/2012

And don't forget Do They Know It's Christmas r81, another modern classic.

by Anonymousreply 8211/28/2012

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 Anonymousreply 8311/28/2012

My Grown Up Christmas Wish

sung by many artists

by Anonymousreply 8411/28/2012

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 Anonymousreply 8511/29/2012

[quote]Hear the Sledges with the Bells

Would that be Sister Sledge, or an actual sledge hammer?

by Anonymousreply 8611/29/2012

My Simple Christmas Wish - funniest, bitchiest, GAYEST Christmas song ever written...

by Anonymousreply 8711/29/2012

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 Anonymousreply 8811/29/2012

Christmastime for the Jews by Darlene Love.

by Anonymousreply 8911/29/2012

And while I'm on SNL--

D*ck in a Box, of course.

by Anonymousreply 9011/29/2012

Xmas Song by Rash of Stabbings. Reminds me of being a punky brat in the 80s.

by Anonymousreply 9112/01/2012

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 Anonymousreply 9212/01/2012

"Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies" with Beavis and Butthead.

by Anonymousreply 9312/02/2012

Christmas Wrapping by The Waitresses

who also brought us "I Know What Boys Like"

by Anonymousreply 9412/02/2012

Baby it's Cold Outside.

by Anonymousreply 9512/03/2012

All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth

by Anonymousreply 9612/04/2012

Christmas Wrapping ~ The Waitresses

by Anonymousreply 9712/04/2012

My favorite version of "We Need a Little Christmas":

by Anonymousreply 9812/04/2012

Did Ed Sullivan really say that the stock market crashed in 1959?

by Anonymousreply 9912/04/2012

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 Anonymousreply 10012/04/2012

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 Anonymousreply 10112/07/2012

The hauntingly sad 'Toyland'.

by Anonymousreply 10212/07/2012

"Bring A Torch, Jeanette Isabella"

by Anonymousreply 10312/08/2012

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 Anonymousreply 10412/09/2012

Bob Seger's Little Drummer Boy.

by Anonymousreply 10512/09/2012

ANYTHING by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra or the Four Canadian Tenors.

by Anonymousreply 10612/09/2012

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 Anonymousreply 10712/09/2012

Wsród Nocnej Ciszy (Wondrous Child), a Polish carol.

by Anonymousreply 10812/10/2012

I've got a great arrangement of Wondrous Child.

by Anonymousreply 10912/13/2014

Mavis Staples - Christmas Vacation

by Anonymousreply 11012/13/2014

Anything by Boney M.

by Anonymousreply 11112/14/2014

I got their Christmas CD several years ago, R111. It's one of my favorites.

by Anonymousreply 11212/14/2014

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 Anonymousreply 11312/14/2014

[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 Anonymousreply 11412/15/2014

O Come Immanuel performed by Enya

by Anonymousreply 11512/20/2014

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.

by Anonymousreply 11612/26/2014
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