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What Is Your Favorite Hanukkah/Christmas Song?

Mon Dec 22, 2008 4:03 am

As many of the locals know, 106.7 has been playing Holiday music for some time now.

While I can't listen to it all day long, there is one song I can listen to over and over again:

Nat King Cole's "The Christmas Song" Just a great song and timeless, IMO.


What are some of your favs?
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Mon Dec 22, 2008 4:55 am

i think o holy night. I heard a carrie underwood version today and i liked it a lot.
 
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Hanukkah/Christmas Song?

Mon Dec 22, 2008 8:44 am

Well I have two favourites, I used to spend alot of time in Hawaii before Christmas when I was young so Mele Kalikimaka is kind of stuck in my head. I also like the Wizard of Winter by the TSO.
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Hanukkah/Christmas Song?

Mon Dec 22, 2008 8:19 pm

As far as modern songs are concerned, I'd say "Last Christmas" by Wham. Otherwise, if I want to hear true christmas songs, I'd prefer "Stille Nacht", the German translation of "Silent Night", sung by a local choir.
 
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Mon Dec 22, 2008 8:50 pm

Carol Of The Bells

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oV6hYQHbzc

Favorite Christmas album;
Christmas Portrait by the Carpenters.

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Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:09 pm

Superfly, I love hearing the Carpenters too.

They weren't my time but that gal had some voice.
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Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:18 pm

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Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:22 pm



Quoting Mirrodie (Reply 5):
They weren't my time but that gal had some voice.

Well neither is Nat King Cole.
His time was before the Carpenters.


Their Christmas Portrait album is hard to top.
Karen's amazing voice with lush string arrangements is just perfect for Christmas music.
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Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:04 pm

This is my new all time favorite:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B2e5jllHnY
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Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:12 pm

 
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Tue Dec 23, 2008 1:30 am



Quoting LTU932 (Reply 3):
"Last Christmas" by Wham



Quoting OA260 (Reply 9):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZhoF9Isf0o

I have that video on LaserDisc.  Cool
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Hanukkah/Christmas Song?

Tue Dec 23, 2008 2:00 am

The Pheasant Plucking song
http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~mentor01/song.htm
Seems appropriate this year. And coming from the Barrow Poets, it could even have an a.net connection for all we know!

I'm not a pheasant plucker, I'm a pheasant plucker's son
I'm only plucking pheasants 'till the pheasant plucker comes.

Me husband is a keeper, he's a very busy man
I try to understand him and I help him all I can,
But sometimes in an evening I feel a trifle dim
All alone, I'm plucking pheasants, when I'd rather pluck with him.

I'm not a pheasant plucker, I'm a pheasant plucker's mate
I'm only plucking pheasants 'cos the pheasant plucker's late !

I'm not good at plucking pheasants, at pheasant plucking I get stuck
Though some pheasants find it pleasant I'd rather pluck a duck.
Oh plucking geese is gorgeous, I can pluck a goose with ease
But pheasant plucking's torture because they haven't any grease.

I'm not a pheasant plucker, he has gone out on the tiles
He only plucked one pheasant and I'm sitting here with piles !

You have to pluck them fresh, if it’s fresh they’re not unpleasant,
I knew a man in Dunstable who could pluck a frozen pheasant.
They say the village constable had pheasant plucking sessions
With the vicar on a Sunday ‘tween the first and second lessons.

I'm not a pheasant plucker, I'm a pheasant plucker's mum
I'm only plucking pheasants 'till the pheasant plucker's come.

My good friend Godfrey is most adept, he's really got the knack
He likes to have a pheasant plucked before he hits the sack.
I like to give a helping hand, I gather up the feathers,
It's really all our pheasant plucking keeps us pair together.

I'm not a pheasant plucker, I'm a pheasant plucker's friend
I'm only plucking pheasants as a means unto an end !

My husband's in the forest always banging with his gun
If he could hear me half the time I'm sure that he would run,
For there's fluff in all my crannies, there's feathers up my nose
And I'm itching in the kitchen from my head down to my toes.

I'm not a pheasant plucker, I'm a pheasant plucker's wife
And when we pluck together it's a pheasant plucking life !
 
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Hanukkah/Christmas Song?

Tue Dec 23, 2008 2:07 am

"Snoopy's Christmas" by the Royal Guardsmen

"Christmas in Dixie" by Alabama

"Christmas Cannon Rock" and "Christmas Eve Sarejvo" by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra

"Christmas at Ground Zero" by Weird Al

"Redneck 12 Days of Christmas" by Jeff Foxworthy
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Tue Dec 23, 2008 2:12 am

Trans-Siberian Orchestra. I'm pretty sure the song is called Christmas Cannon Rock.
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Tue Dec 23, 2008 2:21 am

One of my favorite albums of any music whether it be holiday or just normal themed is "A Christmas Gift For You from Phil Spector." Its just amazing music all around.

Perry Como's version of Home for the Holidays is probably my favorite individual Christmas song.
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Tue Dec 23, 2008 3:27 am

The one and only...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cC9o4oYMIqI

With Nat King Cole's A Christmas Song a very close second.

And when the holidays get a bit too stressful...
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Hanukkah/Christmas Song?

Tue Dec 23, 2008 3:32 am



Quoting ZBBYLW (Reply 2):
Well I have two favourites, I used to spend alot of time in Hawaii before Christmas when I was young so Mele Kalikimaka is kind of stuck in my head

That is my absolute favorite...dont know why but it has a good vibe built in
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Hanukkah/Christmas Song?

Tue Dec 23, 2008 3:51 am

ok, i have one question for you all.

Does everyone know the Boney M christmas album?
 
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Hanukkah/Christmas Song?

Tue Dec 23, 2008 4:04 am

John Lennon's

"Happy Christmas (War is Over)"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUCbZhIfQbA

I've always found this song very powerful and moving, the Harlem community choir do an excellent job with the back up vocals.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Happy_Xmas_(War_Is_Over)
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Tue Dec 23, 2008 4:13 am



Quoting ScrubbsYWG (Reply 17):
Does everyone know the Boney M christmas album?

They re-release it here EVERY YEAR!

This one is quite appropriate:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Vxhgo8ZUP0

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RE: What Is Your Favorite Hanukkah/Christmas Song?

Tue Dec 23, 2008 4:15 am

There are few Christmas songs I like....most of the "hokey" ones drive me nuts!!!

The ones I like I actually listen to all year long....

"All I Want For Christmas is You" - Mariah Carey
"O Holy Night" - Willie K.
"Carol of the Bells" - TSO
"Merry Christmas Darling" - Carpenters

The Carpenters Christmas music is fine by me because I love Karen's voice and Richard's production/arrangements....very timeless and easy to listen to.

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RE: What Is Your Favorite Hanukkah/Christmas Song?

Tue Dec 23, 2008 4:25 am

All time best - "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer"  Wink

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Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:08 am

"Silent Night" and "Jingle Bell Rock".

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Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:52 am



Quoting Af773atmsp (Reply 13):

Actually my favorite is Sarajevo by Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

I also like:
Jingle Bell Rock
Grandma Got Ran Over by a Reindeer
Feliz Navidad
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Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:53 am



Quoting LTU932 (Reply 3):
As far as modern songs are concerned, I'd say "Last Christmas" by Wham. Otherwise, if I want to hear true christmas songs, I'd prefer "Stille Nacht", the German translation of "Silent Night", sung by a local choir.



Quoting OA260 (Reply 9):
And Band Aid

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jEnT...QStGE



Quoting STT757 (Reply 18):
John Lennon's

"Happy Christmas (War is Over)"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUCbZ...IfQbA

"Oh Holy Night":

I find this to be a beautiful carol. This is actually a French Chrsitmas carol, the music was written my French composer Adolphe Adam in 1847 for the poem "Minuit Chrétien" by French poet Placide Cappeau. The carol is entitled "Cantique de Noël" in its original French version.

A version by Céline Dion (simple the first one I found), and then a version in French:

http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=7Jr-2eyRtV4

http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0_KKpCxFJQ

As LTU932 said above, "Silent Night" is "the" Christmas classic, and I agree that in in it's original German it's at its best. I went to many a Christmas mass in Switzerland, and listening to "Stille Nacht" used to always bring tears to my dad's eyes. So here it is in German:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNIFYgGTDHM

Another carol that always stuck in my head from Christmas mass in Switzerland, was another German carol, "Oh do fröhliche":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nKjUEfDSXQ

And here's Enya singing this classic in Irish: "Oíche Chúin"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AN3uPrJR7IY

I also like:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8rY0Fyws20

And how can we forget one of the most popular songs ever written:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjimSj2AvFA
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Hanukkah/Christmas Song?

Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:50 am

Snoopy's Christmas by The Royal Guardsmen
Blue Christmas by Seymour Swine
The Chanukkah Song by Adam Sandler
Run Run Rudolph by the Great Chuck Berry
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Tue Dec 23, 2008 4:00 pm

I saw momma kissing santa claus.
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silent night.
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Hanukkah/Christmas Song?

Tue Dec 23, 2008 8:13 pm

For me, it's "The First Noel." I just love hearing that song, all 6 or 7 verses of how the Maji made their journey through the desert to see Baby Jesus.

Sleigh Ride is also a close second.

I know that Adam Sandler did a few Hannukah songs, but I cannot remember them off hand. I know my fiancee would tho.  Smile
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Wed Dec 24, 2008 5:10 pm

Feliz Navidad and Mele Kalikimaka simply because those two songs are not played much. Or, rather, I do not hear them. Also, three of the songs from Charlie Brown Christmas: "Skating" (when the kids are trying to catch snowflakes on their tounge), "Christmas Time Is Here" and (of course) "Linus and Lucy." Another favorite is "12 Pains Of Christmas" by Bob Rivers.

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Wed Dec 24, 2008 6:02 pm



Quoting Seb146 (Reply 28):
Another favorite is "12 Pains Of Christmas" by Bob Rivers.

OOOoh!!

That guy rigging the lights! {ROTFL}

"NOW WHY THE HELL ARE THEY BLINKING?!!

UGH! ONE GOES OUT THEY ALL GO OUT!"

Absolutely priceless, hahaha!!  Smile
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Thu Dec 25, 2008 3:47 am

Carol: "In the Bleak Midwinter"
Secular: "Chipmunks Roasting on an Open Fire"
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Hanukkah/Christmas Song?

Thu Dec 25, 2008 4:18 am

I was just about to start this topic-glad I saw this thread first.

Quoting N6238P (Reply 14):
"A Christmas Gift For You from Phil Spector." Its just amazing music all around.

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Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 12):
"Snoopy's Christmas" by the Royal Guardsmen

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As for ones not mentioned yet I like "Some Day at Christmas" by Stevie Wonder
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZ1-duv_zNk

The Ventures' version of "Sleigh Ride"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRl63_kYwgk

The first time I heard this one I missed the whole next song because I was laughing so hard
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Hanukkah/Christmas Song?

Thu Dec 25, 2008 4:42 am

O Holy Night, Andy Williams
Do You Hear What I Hear, Andy Williams
O Little Town of Bethlehem, Richard Tucker
Hallalujah Chorus, Mormon Tabernacle Choir
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Thu Dec 25, 2008 8:31 pm



Quoting AltairF28 (Reply 31):
The Ventures' version of "Sleigh Ride"

Funny you mention this, my brother gave me for my birthday a few weeks ago the Venture's Christmas album.
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Hanukkah/Christmas Song?

Fri Dec 26, 2008 6:37 pm

it would have to be a toss-up between two great xmas classics

Kirsty MacColl and the Pogues "Fairytale of New York "

and

Tom Waits "Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis"

nothing else comes even close
 
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Sat Dec 27, 2008 8:56 pm

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"O du Fröhliche o du selige ....."
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QccrZ-E14X8
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Hanukkah/Christmas Song?

Sun Dec 28, 2008 12:12 pm

No contest for me.

'Little Drummer Boy / Peace on Earth' by Bing Crosby and David Bowie.

For a real laugh, have a listen to this one!

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=NQkF7fpw-wI - Christmas Countdown by Frank Kelly. Frank Kelly played Father Jack in Father Ted!
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Sun Dec 28, 2008 12:28 pm

Definetly "Weihnachtssong" by Sido!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QffaGL98tE

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Sun Dec 28, 2008 1:47 pm

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Mon Dec 29, 2008 5:14 pm



Quoting Ferengi80 (Reply 36):
'Little Drummer Boy / Peace on Earth' by Bing Crosby and David Bowie.

I did not hear that one this season.

Off topic, but there is a coffee commercial I did not see this season, either. The one where Peter makes home from college just in time for Christmas. The little girl is the first to see him, so they decide to wake the house up by brewing a warm, delicious pot of coffee. Everyone in the house wakes up at the smell of coffee brewing. Tears and hugs abound as everyone sees Peter home for the holidays!

However, Peter has been in college for at least 15 years, bumming a ride from his friend. Can't he get a job and move out of his friend's garage?

But, I digress....
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Hanukkah/Christmas Song?

Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:06 pm

Sleight ride for me, but nothing with lyrics, just the classic Leroy Anderson version arranged for wind band. I've played it with my different bands forever from high school all the way up to college.
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