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Best Christmas Songs...

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Re: Best Christmas Songs...

Post by RadioDork1 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:32 am

I always loved the live 68 version of Blue Christmas by Elvis. It's never played. The original is good, but for some reason I love the 68 version.



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Re: Best Christmas Songs...

Post by ZenithCKLW » Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:23 pm

This is perhaps a goofy selection for someone of my gender and age... but ever since I was a kid, I liked "The Bell That Couldn't Jingle" by Burt Bacharach from 1968. I'm not exactly sure what the song is about as I never really paid attention to the lyrics, but I like how it sounds. Very 60's sounding song.



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Re: Best Christmas Songs...

Post by Vic Doucette » Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:47 pm

I just heard a set of novelty Xmas songs on Sirius/XM. This was one of them. I never considered it a seasonal standard, but it was perfectly in context with the other songs.

https://youtu.be/yGShQsxiy1c
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Re: Best Christmas Songs...

Post by Deleted User 14803 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:53 pm

Santa Claus and his Old Lady by Cheech and Chong.



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Re: Best Christmas Songs...

Post by stopnswop2 » Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:56 pm

stopnswop2 wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:05 am
Some of my favorites:

Elton John - Step Into Christmas
Wham! - Last Christmas
John Lennon - Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Darlene Love - "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)", "Marshmallow World", "All Alone On Christmas".
Boney M. - Mary's Boy Child / Oh My Lord
Eagles - Please Come Home For Christmas
Jimmy Buffett - Mele Kalikimaka
Bing Crosby - Christmas In Killarney
Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You
Vince Vance and the Valiants - All I Want For Christmas Is You.
Sting - I Saw Three Ships
Bob Seger - Little Drummer Boy
Kelly Clarkson - Underneath The Tree
Mavis Staples - Christmas Vacation
Barbra Streisand - It Must Have Been The Mistletoe
The Carpenters - Merry Christmas Darling
Jackson 5 - "Give Love On Christmas Day", "Up On The Housetop", "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"
Stevie Wonder - What Christmas Means To Me
Johnny Mathis - We Need A Little Christmas
Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas?
The Waitresses - Christmas Wrapping
Jim Croce - It Doesn't Have To Be That Way
Nat King Cole - The Christmas Song
Josh Groban - Oh Holy Night
Dan Fogleberg - Same Old Lang Syne
Madonna - Santa Baby
The Ronettes - Sleigh Ride
Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmastime
Luther Vandross - Every Year, Every Christmas
The Pretenders - 2000 Miles
NSYNC - Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays
*unknown artist* - 12 Pains Of Christmas
*unknown artist* - Snoopy Vs. The Red Barron
Britney Spears - My Only Wish
Faith Hill - Where Are You Christmas?
Karen Newman - Christmas Eve On Woodward Avenue
Brenda Lee - Rocking Around The Christmas Tree
Chuck Berry - Run Rudolph Run
Train - Merry Christmas Everybody
Bryan Adams - Christmas Time
Matisyahu - Miracle



I'll think of more I missed later.


But you now can see why I do not listen to WNIC and am very upset about WOMC not going all Christmas because they play just about every song I mentioned so far. 😕😕
Here are some more I love:

Beach Boys - "Merry Christmas Baby" and "Little Saint Nick"
The Roches - For Unto Us A Child Is Born
Andy Williams - Happy Holidays
Josh Groban - Believe
Shakin' Stevens - Merry Christmas Everyone
Whitney Houston - Joy To The World
The Drifters - White Christmas
Boney M. - Auld Lang Syne
Mary J. Blige - This Christmas
Stevie Nicks - Silent Night
Bruce Springsteen - Merry Christmas, Baby
Jackson 5 - Frosty The Snowman
Slade - Merry Christmas Everybody
Johnny Mathis - It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
Gloria Estefan - Christmas Through Your Eyes
The Temptations - Everything For Christmas
Chipmunks - Christmas Time Is Here
Dean Martin - Winter Wonderland
Stevie Wonder - Someday at Christmas
Lorne Greene - Must Be Santa


That's all I can think of right now, I'm not feeling too good.


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Re: Best Christmas Songs...

Post by Bobbert » Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:35 am

Run Run Rudolph sounds particularly good, as a memorial tribute to Chuck Berry. It's amazing how much music he got out of a basic set of instruments and the production techniques of the time.



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Re: Best Christmas Songs...

Post by tigersroar » Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:52 pm

GREAT lists stopnswop.

I like SOOO many Christmas songs, there are too many to think of right now. My spotify Christmas playlist is over 70 songs that I LOVE.

But my gold standard, my top 5...are....

1.) Merry Christmas, Darling - The Carpenters (both the 1970 & 1978 versions, I listen to this hundreds of times per season)
2.) Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - The Carpenters
3.) This Christmas - Donny Hathaway
4.) The Christmas Song - Nat King Cole
5.) Its the Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Andy Williams

Runner up: Happy Xmas War is Over - John Lennon



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Re: Best Christmas Songs...

Post by tigersroar » Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:48 am

Several versions of Merry Christmas, Darling posted in this thread
https://forum.amcorner.com/threads/merr ... ons.16660/



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Re: Best Christmas Songs...

Post by TomSanders » Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:45 pm

I heard "I'm Gettin Nothin For Christmas" today, on WCXI. They played the Fontane Sisters version. The one I grew up on, that I heard on Dr Demento every year, was by Stan Freberg.

Also heard was "Look Around You (It's Christmas Time)" by Bobby Goldsboro, from 1968, that I always liked.

"Last Christmas" by Wham has been a guilty pleasure of mine. Absolute Radio (UK) each year has a contest to see who can go thru an entire Christmas season without hearing it. I'd never make it.



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Re: Best Christmas Songs...

Post by bjmcdevitt » Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:30 am

"White Wine in the Sun" by Tim Minchin

https://youtu.be/7iwfLN4K1hA

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Re: Best Christmas Songs...

Post by SolarMax » Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:46 am

South Park's Mr. Garrison says it all for 2018 (NSFW).
Merry F&*#ing Christmas



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Re: Best Christmas Songs...

Post by CK-722 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:35 am

stopnswop2 wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:53 pm
TVC_DX5678 wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:10 pm
How about this lost (and smooth) gem:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tuZ89JDxOE
I had no idea Firefall recorded any Christmas songs. That sounded pretty good!
Here's a Firefall song that I always associated with Christmas, because the violins remind me of sleigh bells, and because it came out around that time of year. "Strange Way" by Firefall.

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

And another that is a Holiday/Christmas Song partly because it begins, "It was late in December, the sky turned to snow." The "Time Passages" referred to Holiday travel and reminiscing about people in our lives, old relationships, etc. "Time Passages" by Al Stewart.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pm6TsYypBpY

And this absolute tear jerker by Becky Lamb, Bill Lamb's daughter and Jeff Lamb's sister. A powerful but controversial Christmas song from 1967. "Little Becky's Christmas Wish" by Becky Lamb.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mamr3K6G_Ew


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Re: Best Christmas Songs...

Post by TomSanders » Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:47 pm

"Driving Home For Christmas" by Chris Rea. Never heard it until I started listening to UK classic hits stations. Still have never heard it on a US or Canadian station.

I delivered Bill Lamb's mail now and then. There's a mailman in "Little Becky's Christmas Wish," the bringer of bad news that made Becky not like him anymore, and he gets me through this otherwise dreadful bit of sentiment.



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Re: Best Christmas Songs...

Post by CK-722 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:24 pm

TomSanders wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:47 pm
"Driving Home For Christmas" by Chris Rea. Never heard it until I started listening to UK classic hits stations. Still have never heard it on a US or Canadian station.

I delivered Bill Lamb's mail now and then. There's a mailman in "Little Becky's Christmas Wish," the bringer of bad news that made Becky not like him anymore, and he gets me through this otherwise dreadful bit of sentiment.
Not a Christmas song, but who recorded this advertisement for the new sub?

Concord Green,
Concord Green,
The most gracious living,
You've ever seen.


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Re: Best Christmas Songs...

Post by CK-722 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:41 pm

Forgot this one. "The Twelve Gifts Of Christmas" by Allan Sherman.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UPZ09DseJ8k

Remember those early transistor radios? Our family bought our first transistor radio from Bill Lamb. Good Magvavox AM/SW, but insensitive by later standards. Cost $60.00. We weren't supposed to touch it. First thing we went for when the adults were out of the house.

Jeff Lamb and Little Becky Lamb in front of the store where we bought our first transistor radio.


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