Author Topic: Best Christmas Music  (Read 7107 times)

TimC

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Re: Best Christmas song
« Reply #50 on: December 07, 2013, 07:36:41 am »
Greg Lake, although it's a miserablilist attack on the usual Christmas stuff:

http://youtu.be/JPm6CheT6rs


Ah Christmas ! Time to get your old Jethro Tull albums out and dust them off a bil.

Ring out those solstice bells , etc.

Combining the above two, I found this gem from a couple of years ago:

http://youtu.be/U6-PAKOt7sM

Re: Best Christmas song
« Reply #51 on: December 07, 2013, 08:05:38 am »
I never thought we'd get into starting our very own quaint family traditions, but we have!

My kids love this one on the hi-fi as they sit by the tree opening their presents

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtuVBPwzstM&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Snakehips

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Re: Best Christmas song
« Reply #52 on: December 07, 2013, 08:14:35 am »

Combining the above two, I found this gem from a couple of years ago:

http://youtu.be/U6-PAKOt7sM

Nice one !
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Best Christmas song
« Reply #53 on: December 07, 2013, 10:34:56 am »
I never thought we'd get into starting our very own quaint family traditions, but we have!

My kids love this one on the hi-fi as they sit by the tree opening their presents

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/MtuVBPwzstM&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/MtuVBPwzstM&rel=1</a>
Using the word 'hi-fi' is quaint all in itself.  :thumbsup:
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Jaded

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Re: Best Christmas song
« Reply #54 on: December 07, 2013, 10:38:31 am »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/nWmJCI8LY4E&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/nWmJCI8LY4E&rel=1</a>
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Re: Best Christmas song
« Reply #55 on: December 07, 2013, 10:40:03 am »
I thought you said "Christmas snog".

Re: Best Christmas song
« Reply #56 on: December 07, 2013, 10:55:23 am »
For all of the peole that live on their own at Christmas
http://youtu.be/NL6jptOQ84A

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Best Christmas song
« Reply #57 on: December 07, 2013, 11:04:42 am »
A Winter's Tale - David Essex
December Will Be Magic Again - Kate Bush
Solstice Bells - Jethro Tull
I Believe In Father Christmas - Greg Lake
Cashing In On Christmas - Bad News
Mistletoe & Wine - Cliff Richard
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PaulF

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Re: Best Christmas song
« Reply #58 on: December 07, 2013, 11:05:39 am »
It's like asking "who is the cleverest McDonalds employee?" or "most likeable Tory?"

I used to like Low's "Just Like Christmas" which is not actually anything to do with Christmas but has ironic sleigh bell sounds on the intro... until I heard it played as part of a terrible Slade/Wizzard/Mariah Carey/Wham playlist in a shop. Not allowed!

I'd also choose something Low. Either Silent Night or Little Drummer Boy

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Best Christmas song
« Reply #59 on: December 07, 2013, 08:06:04 pm »
I Wish It Could Be A Wombling Merry Christmas Every Day by Roy Wood and the Wombles.

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Re: Best Christmas song
« Reply #60 on: December 07, 2013, 08:26:16 pm »
Every December the first I get my Christmas music out of the loft. It ranges from Oxford Book of Carols tunes (Mediaeval and modern) through Bach to Crosby and Jona Lewi.  I particularly like "My Christmas Song For You" by The Mills Brothers (tune Hoagy Carmichael).  But this is the reording that renders me immobile, every time. It's not strictly a Christmas tune, though I first heard it on a Christmas programme.  This performance is actually mimed, though the recording of the voice is genuine.  Those of you who know it will, I hope, enjoy it, while I think those coming to it for the first time will be as astonished as I was.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZpTWmwOHw0

LEE

Re: Best Christmas song
« Reply #61 on: December 08, 2013, 12:27:49 am »
What about In the Ghetto.
http://youtu.be/6am8V5KNJ4A

As it's Christmas I prefer to sing "In the Gateau".

Re: Best Christmas song
« Reply #62 on: December 08, 2013, 12:48:00 pm »
Either of Kate Rusby's Christmas albums.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Best Christmas song
« Reply #63 on: December 08, 2013, 12:57:32 pm »
http://youtu.be/IippcraBPKA

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/IippcraBPKA&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/IippcraBPKA&rel=1</a>

or http://youtu.be/mDtOByWXSzg

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clarion

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Re: Best Christmas song
« Reply #64 on: December 08, 2013, 01:06:29 pm »
Either of Kate Rusby's Christmas albums.

Kate Rusby could sing a Service Level Agreement and it would be fabulous!
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T42

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Re: Best Christmas song
« Reply #65 on: December 08, 2013, 01:20:47 pm »
I never thought we'd get into starting our very own quaint family traditions, but we have!

My kids love this one on the hi-fi as they sit by the tree opening their presents

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/MtuVBPwzstM&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/MtuVBPwzstM&rel=1</a>

The final chord of this is superb.  The rest ain't bad either, but that deep chord... fine.
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citoyen

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Re: Best Christmas song
« Reply #66 on: December 09, 2013, 10:57:40 am »
This is my pick - a classic 60s French pop song featuring a couple of Christmas-themed characters, though it's not really about Christmas, it's about shagging. I first heard it when I lived in France in the mid-90s, and I'd never heard of Le Père Fouettard before then either...

http://youtu.be/BV54SjDQ79w

citoyen

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Re: Best Christmas song
« Reply #67 on: December 09, 2013, 11:00:25 am »
I never thought we'd get into starting our very own quaint family traditions, but we have!

My kids love this one on the hi-fi as they sit by the tree opening their presents

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/MtuVBPwzstM&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/MtuVBPwzstM&rel=1</a>

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tiermat

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Re: Best Christmas song
« Reply #68 on: December 09, 2013, 11:17:35 am »
ISTR this was done last year (or maybe the year before...)

My answers are still the same:

Merry Christmas (I don't want to fight tonight) - The Ramones
I'll be Hating You for Christmas - Everclear
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Woofage

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Re: Best Christmas song
« Reply #69 on: December 09, 2013, 11:53:23 am »

http://youtu.be/mDtOByWXSzg


Thanks. Not heard that before.

My #1 is I Believe In Father Christmas by Greg Lake, but a worthy #2 goes to Christmas Wrapping by The Waitresses.
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clarion

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Re: Best Christmas song
« Reply #70 on: December 09, 2013, 12:59:27 pm »
Woofage is right.  I need to amend:

A Winter's Tale - David Essex
December Will Be Magic Again - Kate Bush
Solstice Bells - Jethro Tull
I Believe In Father Christmas - Greg Lake
Cashing In On Christmas - Bad News
Mistletoe & Wine - Cliff Richard

Christmas Wrapping - The Waitresses
Stop The Cavalry - Jona Lewie
Getting there...

citoyen

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Re: Best Christmas song
« Reply #71 on: December 09, 2013, 01:05:12 pm »
This one is just beautiful...

http://youtu.be/cxqQtUQErhQ

Woofage

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Re: Best Christmas song
« Reply #72 on: December 09, 2013, 01:06:33 pm »
Stop The Cavalry - Jona Lewie

How could I forget that one? Probably pushes The Waitresses into 3rd position.
Pen Pusher

Re: Best Christmas song
« Reply #73 on: December 09, 2013, 01:15:51 pm »
Santa Baby - The original Eartha Kitt version not dreadful covers by Madonna or Kylie.

http://youtu.be/jFMyF9fDKzE

Though surprisingly Shakira pulls off a good version using the Eartha Kitt arrangement:

http://youtu.be/9_jsHj3853U
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Best Christmas song
« Reply #74 on: December 09, 2013, 05:13:17 pm »
David Essex? That awful record? Mods pls delete n ban, thanks.

Spine-chilling:

http://youtu.be/p0vO4LDImrc