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View Poll Results: When do people start listening to Christmas music?
Christmas Eve 6 10.53%
Thanksgiving weekend 22 38.60%
Sometime in November 12 21.05%
I listen to Christmas music all year round 6 10.53%
I don't listen to Christmas music 11 19.30%
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Old November 15 2012, 11:38 PM   #61
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Re: Listening to Christmas Music

As late as possible.
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Old November 22 2012, 09:00 PM   #62
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Re: Listening to Christmas Music

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So what are peoples favourite Christmas Songs?
Anything by Trans Siberoan Orchestra and Send Me An Angel by the Scorpions (didn't even know this one was a Christmas song until I heard it being played in a local store last year during the holidays).
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Old November 22 2012, 09:07 PM   #63
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The first Sunday in Advent.
me too.

I like the old classical songs. Particularly the British ones as they have such pretty melodies and are so joyful. Most German ones are too thoughtful and serious for my taste. Some sound downright sad.
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Old November 22 2012, 09:35 PM   #64
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I'm loving every Christmas song by The Carpenters. Classics. Thinking of doing one of them for Christmas karaoke a couple weeks from now.
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Old November 23 2012, 09:37 PM   #65
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^Yup, that whole album is a great Christmas classic. When you do it, record it and post it. I have been listening - repeatedly - to Vince Guaraldi's "A Charlie Brown Christmas" CD.
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Old November 24 2012, 01:28 AM   #66
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We have a radio station in the Bay Area (96.5 KOIT) that plays holiday songs earlier and earlier each year. They used to play Christmas songs only on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Then one year, starting from Thanksgiving Eve all day the way through December 25, it was Christmas songs 24/7. Last year they started on the weekend before Thanksgiving. I actually tune in whenever I'm in my car or in the office.

My favorites:

Nat King Cole: The Christmas Song
The Ray Conniff Singers: Twelve Days of Christmas, What Child Is This
Bing Crosby: White Christmas
The Drifters: White Christmas
Dean Martin: Winter Wonderland
Percy Faith & His Orchestra: We Need a Little Christmas
Elvis Presley: Blue Christmas
Brenda Lee: Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
Elmo & Patty: Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer
Perry Como: Home for the Holidays
The Eagles: Please Come Home for Christmas
Jose Feliciano: Feliz Navidad
Boston Pops Orchestra: Sleigh Ride
Burl Ives: A Holly Jolly Christmas
Bobby Helms: Jingle Bell Rock
Andy Williams: It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Josh Groban: Oh, Holy Night
Celine Dion: Oh, Holy Night
John Williams (Home Alone Theme): Somewhere in My Memory

I dislike some of the more modern/contemporary holidays songs, especially R&B renditions or anything by Mariah Carey.
I forgot to mention:

Ms. Earrrrrrtha Kitt: Santa Baby
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Old November 24 2012, 01:29 AM   #67
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Anybody remember the Crypt Keeper's Christmas album?

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Old November 24 2012, 02:58 AM   #68
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Sometime in November for me, usually closer than not to Thanksgiving. This year I started earlier in the month.
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Old November 24 2012, 09:36 PM   #69
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^Yup, that whole album is a great Christmas classic. When you do it, record it and post it. I have been listening - repeatedly - to Vince Guaraldi's "A Charlie Brown Christmas" CD.
Oh god. I've been recorded singing karaoke before, and I destroyed that evidence! Don't think I could ever post it. But... I'll try... to attempt to... maybe.
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Old November 24 2012, 09:46 PM   #70
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Not sure what's it like elsewhere but lot of shops in London start playing really bad christmas muzak pretty much from early Dec. Ghastly.

I've got a CD of classical Christmas stuff which makes 4 nice ring the changes. Stuff like Lt Kije. As for 'classic' xmas tunes, I'll second Kitt's Santa Baby, Garland or Nat King Cole's 'Have Yourself...' (am I the only one who finds that tune really melancholy and sad? - not good for depressives) and Let It Snow/Jingle Bell Rock, which always make me think of Die Hard
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Old November 25 2012, 05:43 AM   #71
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Re: Listening to Christmas Music

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My favorite Christmas song is God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. I also really like Mary's Boy Child.
I like these two, as well.

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"Oh Holy Night" -- A beautiful and powerful song whether or not one is a believer
Agreed. It's odd - I'm atheist, but I love Christmas music. I play the organ, and back when I lived in a house, I'd play this one, Do You Hear What I Hear?, and a whole bunch of others. I'd really crank up the volume and lose myself in it. My family never minded, which was fortunate.

These days I live in an apartment, so I can't do this anymore.

But I still write a lot of Star Trek filksongs to Christmas tunes.
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Old November 26 2012, 03:47 AM   #72
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One of my all-time favorite Holiday songs, as I'm sure at least a couple of you know by now:



It got an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song of 1970.
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Old November 26 2012, 04:21 AM   #73
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I've got a Christmas music playlist on my iPod that I tried listening to the other day.... it didn't feel quite right. I don't think I'm in the holiday spirit at the moment. Maybe it'll come to me a little later, but I dunno. It's difficult for me to really get into the holiday mood, particularly right now when I'm somewhat irritated with life.
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Old November 26 2012, 05:38 AM   #74
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I usually start on my wedding anniversary, Dec 21. Anything earlier is too much.
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Old November 26 2012, 03:52 PM   #75
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I hate Christmas music.
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