Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by MHT1138, Nov 12, 2012.
So what are peoples favourite Christmas Songs?
All Alone on Christmas
Do They Know It's Christmas
Fairytale of New York
Walking in a Winter Wonderland
And for the funny bone:
12 Days of Christmas (by Frank Kelly)
Christmas at Ground Zero
The Night Santa Went Crazy
Shall I take a guess at what will be the most played Christmas songs in the UK this year in no particular order
Fairytale of New York
All I Want for Christmas
White Wine in the Sun -Tim Minchin
Do They Know It's Christmas-Band Aid
Charlie Brown Christmas
I Believe in Father Christmas--Greg Lake
Walking in a Winter Wonderland (Eurythmics version)
White Christmas - Bing Crosby
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas--James Taylor
I'll Be Home for Christmas--various
It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas--Bing Crosby
Christmas Eve/ Sarajevo, Wizards in Winter, Christmas Cannon --Trans-Siberian Orchestra
just to name a few.
We have a local radio station that starts playing Christmas music on November 1st. I should add that the ONLY plays Christmas music from November 1st through December 25th. I can't believe that people get into that early.
Personally I don't start getting into it until early December, certainly the two weeks leading up to Christmas is fine by me, but prior to December 1st is just wrong in my opinion.
I'm not listening to any Christmas music until after Thanksgiving. The stores around here put up their trees before Halloween. How can you put up a tree to celebrate the solstice when we JUST PASSED THE EQUINOX?!
My favorite Christmas song is God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. I also really like Mary's Boy Child.
I think it's odd that winter songs, like Jingle bells or Baby Its Cold Outside, aren't played after Christmas. It is often colder and more snowy after Christmas.
Medieval and classical Christmas songs are my favourite, including Handel's Messiah. I prefer traditional carols over more modern ones. Guess I'm just an old fart.
My current favourite Christmas album is Annie Lennox's from a couple of years ago. I've always been a bit fan of Annie, and her versions of traditional carols are just stunning.
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.
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 the some of the more modern/contemporary holidays songs, especially R&B renditions or anything by Mariah Carey.
Spent all of last December in Boot Camp. Apart from a church service on the afternoon of Christmas Eve, during which I nearly bawled through every song (and I'm about totally over Christmas normally), I didn't hear any Christmas music at all, and that was just fine by me.
I did miss the f*** out of my old audiobook recording of The Polar Express, though, especially since the buildings of Great Lakes looked not entirely unlike van Allsburg's North Pole.
Yes, I loved those.
As for other great Christmas songs, you just can't beat this modern classic
Another favourite performance is this rendition of a great song by various musicians a few years ago:
The entire show was highly enjoyable.
Well, if we're listing favorites...
"White Wine in the Sun", as I posted already, is my favorite. It beautifully and perfectly encapsulates how I feel, and contrasts wildly with my next favorite:
"Oh Holy Night" -- A beautiful and powerful song whether or not one is a believer
"Charlie Brown Christmas" -- the entire album. It would actually be n my top 10 Desert Island list; it's just solid jazz all the way through.
Ahem: how has nobody yet mentioned Günther's masterpiece?!
Normally I start listening right on November 1st, but I'm not really digging it this year. Having a hard time finding the "Christmas spirit". Bah humbug.
I absolutely hate The Twelve Days of Christmas. By the end of it, I just want to kill the bird! As far as my favorite Christmas carol is, I don't have just one. I enjoy the old standards and religious carols.
^For me, it's the Chipmunk Christmas song. If I hear that one more time, I'm going to take a life. Jack Bauer could use that song to torture people.
auntiehill, I like that even though you hate The Chipmunk Christmas Song (which I do too, btw), you still provide a link to youtube
Just to prove my point, of course. I'm not suffering ALONE.
Some of my favourites:
Slade - Merry Xmas Everybody
Wizzard - I wish it could be christmas every day
Mud - Lonely this christmas
Greg lake - I believe in father christmas
Pogues ft Kirsty Mccoll - Fairytale of New York
Tom Jones - baby it's cold outside
David Bowie and Bing Crosby - little drummer boy
Bo Selecta - Proper Crimbo
Darkness - Christmas time
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