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Title: Favourite Christmas songs
Post by: hubner on December 21, 2018, 11:51:05 pm
There loads of crap Christmas songs but there are some good ones, ie:

David Bowie and Bing Crosby - Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy (actually I only really like the part that Bowie sings)

Jona Louie - Stop the Calvary

The Farm - All Together Now
Title: Re: Favourite Christmas songs
Post by: Séamas M. on December 22, 2018, 12:02:44 am
Arthur Mc Bride - Paul Brady
Title: Re: Favourite Christmas songs
Post by: T42 on December 22, 2018, 10:23:04 am
https://youtu.be/FOg7aPNLLG0
Title: Re: Favourite Christmas songs
Post by: Mr Larrington on December 22, 2018, 11:48:12 am
Bzzzt!  "Stop The Cavalry" not a Christmas song, says Jona Lewie, who ought to know.
Title: Re: Favourite Christmas songs
Post by: rogerzilla on December 22, 2018, 11:49:51 am
The Farm record is never played as a Xmas song, probably because it doesn't have bells in it.

My guilty pleasure is Johnny Mathis' "When A Child Is Born", even with the kitsch spoken bit.  "Black...white...yellow"  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Favourite Christmas songs
Post by: Andrij on December 22, 2018, 11:58:16 am
Pretty much everything on this recording (https://oytotheworld.com/).
Title: Re: Favourite Christmas songs
Post by: Jaded on December 22, 2018, 12:04:37 pm
Fairy tale of New York
Title: Re: Favourite Christmas songs
Post by: canny colin on December 22, 2018, 12:38:59 pm
Sleigh Ride ~ Leroy Anderson & His Pop Concert Orchestra ( 1948 version )

Billy May ~ Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer Mambo

Dean Martin ~ I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm     
Title: Re: Favourite Christmas songs
Post by: mattc on December 22, 2018, 12:48:43 pm
Bzzzt!  "Stop The Cavalry" not a Christmas song, says Jona Lewie, who ought to know.
Yebbut Bruce Willis says Die Hard isn't a Christmas movie.

Actually I probably agree with Bruce on that one ... but Stop the Cavalry clearly IS a christmas song, and I'd like to see what %age of his royalties Mr Lewie would see without December being counted.

(It's my favourite, so I'm hardly going to reclassify it.)

The Bowie/Crosby thing is pretty fucking good too.
Title: Re: Favourite Christmas songs
Post by: EllysH on December 22, 2018, 01:08:50 pm
Bzzzt!  "Stop The Cavalry" not a Christmas song, says Jona Lewie, who ought to know.
Yebbut Bruce Willis says Die Hard isn't a Christmas movie.

Actually I probably agree with Bruce on that one ... but Stop the Cavalry clearly IS a christmas song, and I'd like to see what %age of his royalties Mr Lewie would see without December being counted.

(It's my favourite, so I'm hardly going to reclassify it.)

The Bowie/Crosby thing is pretty fucking good too.
Die Hard takes place on Christmas Eve and includes smultz - it's a Christmas movie!

(And the best one)

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Title: Re: Favourite Christmas songs
Post by: T42 on December 22, 2018, 03:40:30 pm
Fairy tale of New York

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Favourite Christmas songs
Post by: Redlight on December 22, 2018, 07:43:04 pm
Probably Stop the Apartheid Fascists by Rory McLeod.  I known the title doesn't sound very  Christmassy but it does contain this great chorus:

And I'm dreaming of a black Christmas
With black snow blowing outdoors
'Cos a black kid asked me why
She's never seen a black Santa Claus

Title: Re: Favourite Christmas songs
Post by: fuaran on December 22, 2018, 08:53:28 pm
Malcolm Middleton - We're All Going To Die
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbL9Vsobx8I
Title: Re: Favourite Christmas songs
Post by: bobb on December 22, 2018, 09:08:49 pm
FFS, the best Christmas song ever is Hey Santa (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=af7LwnA913g) by Kevin Bloody Wilson.
Title: Re: Favourite Christmas songs
Post by: spesh on December 22, 2018, 09:18:17 pm
http://www.thisiscabaret.com/rudest-christmas-song-ever-fascinating-aida/
Title: Re: Favourite Christmas songs
Post by: Torslanda on December 22, 2018, 11:15:33 pm
FFS, the best Christmas song ever is Hey Santa (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=af7LwnA913g) by Kevin Bloody Wilson.

Not the best KBW song (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4RcSa2mm14) thobut . . .
Title: Re: Favourite Christmas songs
Post by: bobb on December 23, 2018, 10:50:30 pm
Christmas Wrapping by The Waitresses (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nud2TQNahaU&list=RDnud2TQNahaU&start_radio=1) is a great chrimbo choon. The bass line is insane...
Title: Re: Favourite Christmas songs
Post by: Peter on December 23, 2018, 10:51:40 pm
Came up in the pub quiz last week!
Title: Re: Favourite Christmas songs
Post by: Pingu on December 23, 2018, 10:54:53 pm
Bzzzt!  "Stop The Cavalry" not a Christmas song, says Jona Lewie, who ought to know.

And it's shite.
Title: Re: Favourite Christmas songs
Post by: fuaran on December 23, 2018, 11:01:40 pm
The Killers have done a few nice things.
Don't Shoot Me Santa. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cglLJJ0Czo8
Title: Re: Favourite Christmas songs
Post by: Pingu on December 23, 2018, 11:15:20 pm
There loads of crap Christmas songs but there are some good ones, ie:

David Bowie and Bing Crosby - Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy (actually I only really like the part that Bowie sings)

Jona Louie - Stop the Calvary

The Farm - All Together Now

Two out of three ain't bad :-)

https://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/arts-entertainment/christmas-songs-ranked-from-the-worst-to-fking-unbearable-20181222180847
Title: Re: Favourite Christmas songs
Post by: Gus on December 24, 2018, 07:00:52 am
Tom Waits "Christmas card from a hooker in Minneapolis"

PRETTY MAIDS  "A Merry Jingle"

Dropkick Murphys  "The Season's Upon Us"
Title: Re: Favourite Christmas songs
Post by: Mrs Pingu on December 24, 2018, 10:44:13 am
Christmas Wrapping by The Waitresses (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nud2TQNahaU&list=RDnud2TQNahaU&start_radio=1) is a great chrimbo choon. The bass line is insane...
I concur!
Title: Re: Favourite Christmas songs
Post by: ian on December 24, 2018, 11:02:49 am
Bzzzt!  "Stop The Cavalry" not a Christmas song, says Jona Lewie, who ought to know.
Yebbut Bruce Willis says Die Hard isn't a Christmas movie.

Actually I probably agree with Bruce on that one ... but Stop the Cavalry clearly IS a christmas song, and I'd like to see what %age of his royalties Mr Lewie would see without December being counted.

(It's my favourite, so I'm hardly going to reclassify it.)

The Bowie/Crosby thing is pretty fucking good too.
Die Hard takes place on Christmas Eve and includes smultz - it's a Christmas movie!

(And the best one)

DH is the Christmas movie. I'm sure we'll work through the boxset over the hols (minus number five on account of the fact that it is shit), but DH1&2 are Christmas Eve traditions.
Title: Re: Favourite Christmas songs
Post by: Efrogwr on December 24, 2018, 11:51:59 am
FFS, the best Christmas song ever is Hey Santa (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=af7LwnA913g) by Kevin Bloody Wilson.


 :thumbsup: spot on!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Favourite Christmas songs
Post by: rogerzilla on December 24, 2018, 12:18:09 pm
Bzzzt!  "Stop The Cavalry" not a Christmas song, says Jona Lewie, who ought to know.
Yebbut Bruce Willis says Die Hard isn't a Christmas movie.

Actually I probably agree with Bruce on that one ... but Stop the Cavalry clearly IS a christmas song, and I'd like to see what %age of his royalties Mr Lewie would see without December being counted.

(It's my favourite, so I'm hardly going to reclassify it.)

The Bowie/Crosby thing is pretty fucking good too.
Die Hard takes place on Christmas Eve and includes smultz - it's a Christmas movie!

(And the best one)

DH is the Christmas movie. I'm sure we'll work through the boxset over the hols (minus number five on account of the fact that it is shit), but DH1&2 are Christmas Eve traditions.
4.0 is shit too.
Title: Re: Favourite Christmas songs
Post by: ian on December 24, 2018, 02:26:26 pm
Come on, it has Mary Elizabeth Winstead in it, which means it can't actually be bad.

Besides, it's brilliant. Signature bad guy and badass henchperson. Wisecracks. Unwilling sidekick. Gradual accumulation of injuries. And a bonus boot-up of movieOS. Everything you need from a DH film.

It's the last one which, tbh, the erasure of which from history ought to be the prime motivation for inventing a time machine (and evidence that time travel can't exist, because that's the first thing anyone would have removed from history, then Hitler and stuff). They should do all the Terminators other than 1 and 2 also.
Title: Re: Favourite Christmas songs
Post by: Legs on December 24, 2018, 02:31:31 pm
A Spaceman Came Travelling by Ol' Monobrow is awesome.

Keeping The Dream Alive by Freiheit isn't explicitly about Christmas but it's a choon, especially the extended version with extra brass.

All Alone At Christmas by Darlene Love.  Normally I can't stand Phil Spector's sound, but this just works.
Title: Re: Favourite Christmas songs
Post by: ian on December 24, 2018, 02:39:41 pm
I had to turn off the radio. I reached the threshold. If I hear another repeat play Fairytale of New York (and worse, the sanitized version), I'll go postal.
Title: Re: Favourite Christmas songs
Post by: spindrift on December 24, 2018, 03:17:42 pm
Kate and her Tunstalls cover a Bing classic:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAg-F8lWjac

Title: Re: Favourite Christmas songs
Post by: mattc on December 24, 2018, 03:24:23 pm
I had to turn off the radio. I reached the threshold. If I hear another
bloody Die Hard discussion on bloody YACF at bloody Christmas,

.. oh shit. I started this, didn't I. I'll have to shoot myself  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Favourite Christmas songs
Post by: ian on December 24, 2018, 04:00:35 pm
Be sure to wisecrack first.
Title: Re: Favourite Christmas songs
Post by: Kim on December 24, 2018, 05:59:14 pm
I had to turn off the radio. I reached the threshold. If I hear another
bloody Die Hard discussion on bloody YACF at bloody Christmas

Welcome to the party, pal.
Title: Re: Favourite Christmas songs
Post by: mattc on December 24, 2018, 06:15:13 pm
What no-one seems to mention is what a crappy title it is. People wasted no time leaping on "Die Harder" for not making grammatical sense yada yada ... but "Die Hard" was an appalling title in the first place!

(Sorry Bruce - I still love you. x )
Title: Re: Favourite Christmas songs
Post by: T42 on December 25, 2018, 02:00:52 pm
Never seen it, watched trailer. Had forgotten that Bruised Willy once had  :o hair :o.
Title: Re: Favourite Christmas songs
Post by: ian on December 25, 2018, 02:14:54 pm
It's an awesome title. Says all it needs to.

Fired it up on the DVD last night to supercharge our Christmas mood. Blimey, that was a different time. Smoking everywhere. Electrified poodle perms big enough to bang on the underbelly of the stratosphere (honestly, we don't even have smell-o-vision, but you could smell the hairspray). Car phones the size of impracticality. Shoulder pads that could stop a round. From a tank.

Anyway, it's a fucking A.

Tonight it's Die Harder. If there's one thing we can be sure of, John McClane wouldn't be letting any drone close his airport.
Title: Re: Favourite Christmas songs
Post by: Peter on December 25, 2018, 03:06:06 pm
Hoagy's classic "My Christmas Song For You".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0yeAVH3klc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0yeAVH3klc)
Title: Re: Favourite Christmas songs
Post by: Torslanda on December 26, 2018, 10:34:12 am
It's an awesome title. Says all it needs to.

Fired it up on the DVD last night to supercharge our Christmas mood. Blimey, that was a different time. Smoking everywhere. Electrified poodle perms big enough to bang on the underbelly of the stratosphere (honestly, we don't even have smell-o-vision, but you could smell the hairspray). Car phones the size of impracticality. Shoulder pads that could stop a round. From a tank.

Anyway, it's a fucking A.

Tonight it's Die Harder. If there's one thing we can be sure of, John McClane wouldn't be letting any drone close his airport.

If you think that is embarassing just take a look at 'The Running Man'. Nuclear teeth!

And they didn't even have the excuse that it was Christmas . . .
Title: Re: Favourite Christmas songs
Post by: hatler on December 26, 2018, 10:53:34 am
Not recognised as such, but River by Joni Mitchell always touches a chord.
Title: Re: Favourite Christmas songs
Post by: Peter on December 26, 2018, 10:23:19 pm
A fabulous song.  The whole LP ("Blue") is marvellous.  The juxtaposition of Christmas coming and your child going (for adoption) is heartbreaking but made bearable by the sheer artistry of the writing and the performance.  Thanks, Joni - and Hatler!