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Your Favorite Christmas Albums

Tue Dec 14, 2004 10:46 am

Well, it's that time of year again. What are some of your favorite Christmas albums?
Christmas with Superfly means partying out with these fine gems with egg nog & brandy and fruitcake.  Smokin cool


The Carpenters - Christmas Portrait


George Winston - December


John Denver - Rocky Mountian Christmas


Chicago - 25


Salsoul Orchestra - Christmas Jollies


Snoopy - Christmas


King Diamond - No Presents For Christmas
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RE: Your Favorite Christmas Albums

Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:31 am

All of the Mariah Carey Christmas Songs.... Silent Night, Joy to the World, and ofc course her classic, "All I want for Christmas is You" Gotta love it...  Big grin

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RE: Your Favorite Christmas Albums

Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:34 am



Vince Guaraldi's "A Charlie Brown Christmas"

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RE: Your Favorite Christmas Albums

Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:56 am

>"Well, it's that time of year again. What are some of your favorite Christmas albums?
>Christmas with Superfly means partying out with these fine gems with egg nog & brandy and fruitcake. Smokin cool


Make that heavy on the brandy if we are listening to your amazing collection!

My choice:

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RE: Your Favorite Christmas Albums

Tue Dec 14, 2004 12:03 pm

Unattendedbag:
Make that heavy on the brandy if we are listening to your amazing collection!

Funny! Big grin
John Denver's album has 'Daddy Please Don't Get Drunk This Christmas'.


The Mannheim Steamroller is a good collection. If you like them, you'd certainly like the George Winston - December album.
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RE: Your Favorite Christmas Albums

Tue Dec 14, 2004 1:52 pm

Ren & Stimpy - Crock O'Christmas! Gotta love "Fleck The Walls" and "Cat Hairballs"! Big grin

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Freight Dogs Anonymous - O.O.T.S.K.  Smokin cool
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RE: Your Favorite Christmas Albums

Tue Dec 14, 2004 2:07 pm

Manheim Steamroller tops my list as well.
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RE: Your Favorite Christmas Albums

Tue Dec 14, 2004 2:08 pm

To be honest I actually like the Mariah Carey Christmas album. She has an incredible voice.

 
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RE: Your Favorite Christmas Albums

Tue Dec 14, 2004 3:46 pm

I would rather castrate myself with a rusty letter opener than listen to the Mariah Carey christmas album.


My pick: "Warten auf's Kristkind" by Die Roten Rosen (Die Toten Hosen)

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RE: Your Favorite Christmas Albums

Tue Dec 14, 2004 3:58 pm

Mariah Carey has a beautiful voice but she picks the worst song arrangers in the industry that makes her songs sound cheap and bubble gum like. That's really too bad.
I've heard her Christmas album before it was a huge disappointment.
A Christmas song should NEVER have a drum machine and digitally synthesized fake horn sounds! Leave that crap to the teenie-boppers such as Britney Spears and Ashanti.
A voice that's as beautiful as Mariah Carey should be backed by and orchestra and horn section like Nat King Cole.




LHMark:
Your quote had me laughing my a$$ off before I could type my post!  Laugh out loud
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RE: Your Favorite Christmas Albums

Tue Dec 14, 2004 4:01 pm

You best make it Merry!





And I do own both of these along with countless others, these are my two prime choices that I love to play at work during this time.
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RE: Your Favorite Christmas Albums

Tue Dec 14, 2004 4:03 pm

Hey guys,
I said I liked it. But I didn't say it was my favorite X-mas album  Big grin

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RE: Your Favorite Christmas Albums

Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:31 pm

Some classics from the early '70s......

"A Motown Christmas" (1973) .... featuring The Temptations/Stevie Wonder/The Jackson Five/The Miracles/The Supremes.

"Phil Spector's Christmas Album" (1972) ....The Crystals/The Ronettes/Darlene Love/Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans  Smile

"The Christmas Album" (1972) ...Barbra Streisand/Mahalia Jackson/Johnny Mathis/Frank Sinatra/Tony Bennett/Dean Martin/Johnny Cash etc.
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RE: Your Favorite Christmas Albums

Wed Dec 15, 2004 12:11 am

'Fly got it right for me with the first album. Carpenter's Christmas is THE best. Now, I know they are on the square side, but the joy of listening to their music is the work put into it. Richard Carpenter's mixing of their tunes is amazing. All of their albums pushed the technical ability of the THEN state of the art studio gear.
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RE: Your Favorite Christmas Albums

Wed Dec 15, 2004 12:24 am

I like, Tammy does Santa, and all the reindeer. That was also a 12"
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RE: Your Favorite Christmas Albums

Wed Dec 15, 2004 2:13 am

I'm strictly traditional in my Christmas music tastes - if Bing Crosby singing "White Christmas" does not feature, I won't buy it  Smile

I have two albums loaded in the CD player in the car at the moment, both compilations of ye olde Christmas musicke ie. Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Billie Holiday, Satchmo - gotta love "I've got my lurv to keep me warm", and "Winter Wonderland". Siggghhhh.
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RE: Your Favorite Christmas Albums

Wed Dec 15, 2004 2:28 am

Don't forget "Phil Specter's Christmas Album", which includes "Merry Christmas, Baby, Please Come Home".

Bruce Cockburn has a very nice Christmas album, half of which is sung in French.

Also, Starbucks has a nice little collection this year that includes Mahalia Jackson singing "O Holy Night", and other artists including Louis Armstrong, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and Ami Mann.

 
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RE: Your Favorite Christmas Albums

Wed Dec 15, 2004 3:36 am

For me and my immediate family, the personal favorite is the ORIGINAL VERSION of The Little Drummer Boy album circa 1962 from the Harry Simeonne (sp) Chorale.

In this album, the title song is the 2nd song on the second side. Between songs there are narrations of the Christmas story (as written in Luke Chapter 2) thoughout the whole album.

I'm not sure if a cassette or CD version of this album was ever made. Back in 1988, we were thankfully still able to purchase another vinyl album copy since our old album (my mother bought it in 1962) was getting scratchy and worn.

A number two favorite for me was the Columbia Records compilation album Great Songs of Christmas that came out in the '60s and was sold at either Goodyear or Firestone tire dealers. My father bought it back then. The album featured artists like Andy Williams, Johnny Matthis, Tony Bennett, Robert Goulett, Carol Lawrence, Sally Anne Howes (of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang fame), Percy Faith (orchestra), and so forth.

The first song on the first side of the album was Andy Williams' Most Wonderful Time of the Year. All the songs on the first side were contemporary carols; the flipside had the more traditional carols and hymns. Interestingly, 2 of the more traditional songs on the album actually focusing on Christ's birth (Oh Little Town of Bethlehem & Silent Night) are sung by Barbara Steisand. This compilation album was probably a one-year, one-shot deal.

My third favorite (my brother gave me this CD last Christmas) is Vince Guaraldi's A Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack.
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RE: Your Favorite Christmas Albums

Wed Dec 15, 2004 10:22 am

ElectraBob, I have the album "A Motown Christmas" (73) as well....it is an amazing album!  Big thumbs up

Superfly, I also have the "Chicago 25" Album and Bing Crosby's "White Christmas"....and a couple Johnny Mathis Christmas Albums!!!  Big thumbs up

Wow...I gotta start searching and listening as Christmas is coming fast!!!! LOL

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RE: Your Favorite Christmas Albums

Wed Dec 15, 2004 10:39 am

PHLBOS:
Not Christmas related but do you own the LP that Cheverolet put out called 'On The Move'?
It was for the 1970 model year and th eartist featured is Burt Bacharach, Dionne Warwick and Glen Campbell.
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RE: Your Favorite Christmas Albums

Thu Dec 16, 2004 5:03 am

PHLBOS:
Not Christmas related but do you own the LP that Cheverolet put out called 'On The Move'?
It was for the 1970 model year and th eartist featured is Burt Bacharach, Dionne Warwick and Glen Campbell.


No Superfly, I do not. however, I think there might be an old Burt Bacharach 8-track circa 1971 somewhere in my mother's basement. I'm not sure what the album title was.
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RE: Your Favorite Christmas Albums

Thu Dec 16, 2004 5:18 am

THE CHIPMUNK
CHRISTMAS SONG


All right you Chipmunks! Ready to sing your song?
I'll say we are!
Yeah!
Let's sing it now!
Okay, Simon?
Okay!
Okay, Theodore?
Okay!
Okay, Alvin? Alvin? ALVIN!
OKAY!!!
Christmas, Christmas time is near,
Time for toys and time for cheer,
We've been good, but we can't last
Hurry Christmas, hurry fast,
Want a plane that loops the loop,
Me, I want a hula hoop,
We can hardly stand the wait,
Please Christmas, don't be late.

Okay fellas, get ready.
That was very good, Simon.
Naturally.
Very good Theodore.
Ahkhkhkh.
Ah, Alvin, you were a little flat, watch it.
Ah, Alvin? Alvin. ALVIN!
OKAY!!!

Want a plane that loops the loop,
I still want a hula hoop,
We can hardly stand the wait,
Please Christmas, don't be late.
We can hardly stand the wait,
Please Christmas, don't be late.

Very good, boys.
Let's sing it again!
Yeah, let's sing it again!
No, That's enough, let's not overdo it.
What do you mean not overdo it?
Overdo it?
We want to sing it again!
Now wait a minute, boys ...
Why can't we sing it again?








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RE: Your Favorite Christmas Albums

Thu Dec 16, 2004 11:44 am

I don't remember the name of the album or who it was by, but an old friend of mine had a dubbed copy of an album full of dirty versions of Christmas songs, many of the lyrics were definitely not for the kiddies (One example is in the 12 Days of Christmas: "Four French Ticklers"). I remember going off with some friends right before Christmas listening to that tape and nearly pissing my pants from laughing so hard.
 
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RE: Your Favorite Christmas Albums

Thu Dec 16, 2004 12:38 pm

Hands down, no-doubt-about-it, the best Christmas album is "Boney M's 20 Greatest Christmas Songs".

I know, I know....

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RE: Your Favorite Christmas Albums

Wed Dec 22, 2004 5:29 pm

PHLBOS:
Well I'll be darned!  Wow!
I have two 'Goodyear' Christmas LPs which are titled "Great Songs of Christmas". Fortunatly none has 'Little Drummer Boy'. Sorry but that's one Christmas song that does nothing for me.  Sad

I have # 9 and one other. It has Lena Horne, Andre Previn Lawernce Welk and a few others.



Canuckpaxguy:
Boney M?
Is that smooth jazz or something?
We don't talk about smooth jazz in Superfly threads!  Laugh out loud
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RE: Your Favorite Christmas Albums

Thu Dec 23, 2004 12:48 am

My favorites are Mannheim Steamroller's first two Christmas albums.  Big thumbs up

Their version of Stille Nacht (Silent Night) leaves you tearry-eyed at the end of the song, and Chip Davis' original composition "Traditions of Christmas" captures the feel of Christmas morning like no other instrumental piece I've heard.  Smile
 
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RE: Your Favorite Christmas Albums

Thu Dec 23, 2004 1:34 am

Whitney Houston's - One Wish - The Holiday Album

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RE: Your Favorite Christmas Albums

Thu Dec 23, 2004 1:52 am

While I agree with most of the albums that have been listed here already, the soundtrack to my Christmas holidays has to be 'Oi To The World' by The Vandals  Big thumbs up

Gets my vote every time!


Cheers,
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RE: Your Favorite Christmas Albums

Wed Dec 29, 2004 4:41 am

Hey Superfly,
I missed your reply until just now.....Boney M ain't no smooth jazz pal. They're the disco group that brought us famous wedding reception staples like "Rasputin" and "Brown Girl in the Ring".

I'll send you some mp3s if you want.

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RE: Your Favorite Christmas Albums

Wed Dec 29, 2004 7:59 am

Manhiem Steamroller's "Christmas In The Aire" Big thumbs up
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RE: Your Favorite Christmas Albums

Wed Dec 29, 2004 8:19 am

Celine Dion -- "These Are Special Times"
Trans-Siberian Orchestra -- "Christmas Eve And Other Stories"

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