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Post by JayKitty76 » December 20th, 2019, 3:41 pm

Hi everybody,
I know it's still 5 days till Christmas but since I (in all likelihood) will not be online for the 24th or 25th (OK, maybe later on Christmas Day, but I'm not entirely sure of that) I decided to start a thread here.
Just for fun, what are all your favorite Christmas songs? My top three this year (nonreligious) are probably (1) Baby, It's Cold Outside, (2) I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas, and (3) Porky Pig's version of Blue Christmas. I know the last two are very odd but they're fun songs. I also like Silent Night.
Merry Christmas everybody!!

God Bless,
Rachel
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Post by lymiewithpurpose » December 20th, 2019, 3:46 pm

Domenick the Donkey! It is just such a ridiculous song.
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Post by TriciaG » December 20th, 2019, 6:50 pm

I don't know if it's my favorite, but I am partial to "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day."

And here's a good write-up of its story: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justin-taylor/the-story-of-pain-and-hope-behind-i-heard-the-bells-on-christmas-day/
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Post by KevinS » December 20th, 2019, 8:33 pm

The Cherry Tree Carol is a favorite.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOTM_ZLPfDM

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Post by ej400 » December 21st, 2019, 10:20 am

I like carol of bells and other nice pieces similar to that.

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Post by DACSoft » December 21st, 2019, 10:53 am

The Twelve Pains of Christmas (Bob Rivers) always gives me a laugh.
https://www.bing.com/search?q=the+twelve+pains+of+christmas+song

The Christmas Shoes (NewSong) is one that most touches my heart.
https://www.bing.com/search?q=The%20Christmas%20Shoes%20song

Silent Night is one of my favorites.

Merry Christmas,
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Post by LikeManyWaters » December 22nd, 2019, 10:15 am

Merry Christmas Everyone...

"Hark! the Herald Angels Sing" is my favorite.

These make me :D and are nostalgic for me:
"Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer"
"Merry Texas Christmas, You All"

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The First Christmas by Tenth Avenue North
TriciaG wrote:
December 20th, 2019, 6:50 pm
I don't know if it's my favorite, but I am partial to "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day."

And here's a good write-up of its story: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justin-taylor/the-story-of-pain-and-hope-behind-i-heard-the-bells-on-christmas-day/
Thanks Tricia, I liked that song but didn't know the story behind it...
April

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Post by CSCO » December 22nd, 2019, 10:30 am

My favorites:

1) Mary's Boy Child (Boney M)
2) Silver Bells (Vonda Shepard in Ally McBeal)
3) Everyone's a Kid at Christmas (Stevie Wonder)
4) Fairytale Of New York (The Pogues)
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Post by k5hsj » December 22nd, 2019, 1:46 pm

I Wonder as I Wander by John Jacob Niles (here performed by Niles, himself):
https://youtu.be/qRMSmaA-1-I

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Post by CSCO » December 23rd, 2019, 9:50 am

(Continued)


5) I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (Jackson 5)

6) チキンライス (Chikenrice), J-pop, [浜田 雅功 (Masatoshi Hamada) and
槇原 敬之 (Noriyuki Makihara)]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQuou6pV0hE
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Post by JayKitty76 » December 23rd, 2019, 12:24 pm

Funny thing, a lot of these are unconventional songs... that's really interesting, actually! It's probably at least partly because two of my favorite songs are pretty unconventional as well.
I also do like Carol of the Bells (without lyrics though). Also (since, for some weird reason my Alexa is playing new pop carols today) I'm liking "Like It's Christmas" by the Jonas brothers... (I don't know why, I really like pop music and this is a fun one!) https://youtu.be/VXxyVYA1Iko
I like some of the Jackson 5 Christmas covers as well. And (this is a new one on my radio station) I like "Mamacita, Donde Esta Santa Claus?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2OwSqbSnP4 (I think that's the right link.)
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Post by CSCO » December 24th, 2019, 9:38 am

I tried Like It's Christmas. It's cool and urbane.
But my PC can't communicate well with YouTube so that
I can't feel the tune. The voice quality is worth than toad's.
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Post by thestorygirl » December 25th, 2019, 8:58 pm

Hark! the Hearld Angles Sing
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
We Three Kings
O Come, All Ye Faithful
:)

I used to like Carol of the Bells, but now I just feel anxious. :cry:

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Post by msfry » December 26th, 2019, 12:24 pm

My all time favorite Christmas Album, played every year since it came out when my son was small (he played it last night at our party), is John Denver and the Muppets Christmas Album, and my favorite song is . . . . I can't decide. Some make me laugh. Others make me cry, or tap my feet. The all put me "in the holiday mood".
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Post by mightyfelix » December 26th, 2019, 6:11 pm

msfry wrote:
December 26th, 2019, 12:24 pm
My all time favorite Christmas Album, played every year since it came out when my son was small (he played it last night at our party), is John Denver and the Muppets Christmas Album, and my favorite song is . . . . I can't decide. Some make me laugh. Others make me cry, or tap my feet. The all put me "in the holiday mood".
My absolute favorite Christmas movie is A Muppet Christmas Carol. For a bunch of puppets, they really know how to do it right, don't they? :D

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