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Re: Favourite Christmas songs
« Reply #25 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!

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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.
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Re: Favourite Christmas songs
« Reply #26 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.
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Re: Favourite Christmas songs
« Reply #27 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.

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Re: Favourite Christmas songs
« Reply #28 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.
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Re: Favourite Christmas songs
« Reply #29 on: December 24, 2018, 03:17:42 pm »
Kate and her Tunstalls cover a Bing classic:

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


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Re: Favourite Christmas songs
« Reply #30 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:
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Re: Favourite Christmas songs
« Reply #31 on: December 24, 2018, 04:00:35 pm »
Be sure to wisecrack first.
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Re: Favourite Christmas songs
« Reply #32 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.
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Re: Favourite Christmas songs
« Reply #33 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 )
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Re: Favourite Christmas songs
« Reply #34 on: December 25, 2018, 02:00:52 pm »
Never seen it, watched trailer. Had forgotten that Bruised Willy once had  :o hair :o.
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Re: Favourite Christmas songs
« Reply #35 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.
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Re: Favourite Christmas songs
« Reply #36 on: December 25, 2018, 03:06:06 pm »
Hoagy's classic "My Christmas Song For You".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0yeAVH3klc

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Re: Favourite Christmas songs
« Reply #37 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 . . .
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Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

Re: Favourite Christmas songs
« Reply #38 on: December 26, 2018, 10:53:34 am »
Not recognised as such, but River by Joni Mitchell always touches a chord.
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Re: Favourite Christmas songs
« Reply #39 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!

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Re: Favourite Christmas songs
« Reply #40 on: December 15, 2020, 09:57:57 am »
Heard this on the radio for the first time yesterday, though it's a few years old, apparently. Absolutely love it...

The Joseph & Mary Chain - 12 Days of Christmas
https://youtu.be/RG5WDXLqVDc


Another festive favourite that doesn't get nearly as much love it deserves:

Low - Just Like Christmas
https://youtu.be/IippcraBPKA
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Re: Favourite Christmas songs
« Reply #41 on: December 15, 2020, 11:19:03 am »
This Unit has a soft spot for The Poacher's Christmas by The Kipper Family.  DJ Random actually played it at a vaguely-appropriate time of the year last week.  Rather than, say, in late August on the Scorching PlainsTM of New Mexico like last time.
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Re: Favourite Christmas songs
« Reply #42 on: December 15, 2020, 11:23:15 am »
This Unit has a soft spot for The Poacher's Christmas by The Kipper Family.

I like that. And it actually makes more sense than the original!
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Re: Favourite Christmas songs
« Reply #43 on: December 15, 2020, 12:11:49 pm »
Santa never brings me a banjo - Kate Rusby

https://youtu.be/FOiIxu4WLTA

actually any Christmas song by Kate Rusby will do.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Favourite Christmas songs
« Reply #44 on: December 15, 2020, 05:00:53 pm »
Sic transit and all that..

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Re: Favourite Christmas songs
« Reply #45 on: December 17, 2020, 12:17:55 am »
Peat & Diesel, with the classic Fairytale of Stornoway.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mwgm1_UHiE

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Re: Favourite Christmas songs
« Reply #46 on: December 17, 2020, 07:02:32 am »
I'm surprised either of these haven't come up yet:

Hating You For Christmas - Everclear https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEtU-_gJDNQ

Merry Christmas (I Don't Wanna Fight Tonight) - The Ramones https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIhIBFPtnoc
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Re: Favourite Christmas songs
« Reply #47 on: December 17, 2020, 11:19:12 am »
New favourite: Chilly Gonzales - The Banister Bough (warning: unadulterated schmaltz): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moNTyMjumw8
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Re: Favourite Christmas songs
« Reply #48 on: December 17, 2020, 11:53:49 am »
This is something of a modern classic: Sufjan Stevens - Sister Winter

Re: Favourite Christmas songs
« Reply #49 on: December 17, 2020, 12:46:46 pm »
Given the current state of the world, I'm feeling a little... twisted... :demon:

https://bobrivers.com/category/twisted-christmas/
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