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Favorite Christmas songs

Postby rufustfirefly » Wed Dec 24, 2008 4:58 pm

Father Christmas by the Kinks
A Christmas Song by Jethro Tull

"Classic" - Winter Wonderland

and for a "Christian" one - Silent Night
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Re: Favorite Christmas songs

Postby StewartP » Wed Dec 24, 2008 5:20 pm

The Holly & The Ivy

good pagan song.


off topic:

Hear what the LORD says to you, O house of Israel.
This is what the LORD says:
"Do not learn the ways of the nations
or be terrified by signs in the sky,
though the nations are terrified by them.

For the customs of the peoples are worthless;
they cut a tree out of the forest,
and a craftsman shapes it with his chisel.

They adorn it with silver and gold;
they fasten it with hammer and nails
so it will not totter.

jeremiah 10:1-3

Seem familiar anyone?
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Re: Favorite Christmas songs

Postby nonmagic » Wed Dec 24, 2008 5:22 pm

I like the old traditional carols if they are sung by Bing Crosby et al.

I also like the Adam Sandler Hanukkah song, the Kinks one that you mentioned and some other modern ones that aren't coming to me at the moment.

Oh!!! The Mckenzie Brothers 12 days of Christmas !!
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Re: Favorite Christmas songs

Postby rufustfirefly » Wed Dec 24, 2008 5:38 pm

Oh, man. I forgot Bob and Doug MacKenzie's 12 Days. Beauty, eh?
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Re: Favorite Christmas songs

Postby Benjamin Franklin » Wed Dec 24, 2008 5:42 pm

Thats easy,

The Christmas Song, as sung by Nat King Cole.


Newer one, My Grown Up Christmas List.
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Re: Favorite Christmas songs

Postby Weemaryanne » Wed Dec 24, 2008 5:44 pm

I love "The Holly and The Ivy." The version that I grew up with included this chorus:

And the rising of the sun,
And the running of the deer,
The playing of the merry organ,
Sweet singing in the choir.


Imagine that being sung, ever-so-slightly off-key, in a lovely little country church on a winter morning and you'll have glimpsed one of my clearest and dearest childhood memories.

Then there's "In the Bleak Midwinter." The lyric is kind of overdone, but the tune lends itself to beautiful arrangements.
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Re: Favorite Christmas songs

Postby Whateverman » Wed Dec 24, 2008 10:28 pm

The entire Charlie Brown Christmas album by Vince Guaraldi.
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Re: Favorite Christmas songs

Postby Benjamin Franklin » Thu Dec 25, 2008 12:57 am

Whateverman wrote:The entire Charlie Brown Christmas album by Vince Guaraldi.


I recently separated from my wife. In going through the cd's, I let her keep all the Christmas music (quite a large collection as she is a big-time Christmas gal), except for that Vince Guaraldi album. Though, depending on my mood, I sometimes scan past some of the cuts, and put Linus & Lucy on repeat.

That song never fails to put a smile on my face.

I did end up eventually snagging back my GRP Christmas collection cd as well, for variety.

But the Manheim Steamroller is lost. Oh Noes!
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Re: Favorite Christmas songs

Postby Whateverman » Thu Dec 25, 2008 6:03 am

Benjamin Franklin wrote:That song never fails to put a smile on my face.


First, sorry to hear about the separation, Ben.

Second, most of that album causes me to break into smile :)

Did you ever hear the 1 hour NPR segment (I think) about the making of that cartoon? It's simply amazing - almost entirely at Schultz' direction, a Christmas cartoon was made for adults and kids, and it was predicted to fail the entire time.
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