Favorite Christmas Music

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Postby Drew Corleone on Wed Dec 01, 2004 10:54 pm

Can't forget the Nutcracker.
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Postby Mr. Peabody on Wed Dec 01, 2004 10:59 pm

I remember watching some version of the Nut Cracker Play in grade school music class.

Good times.

I hope to catch it on TV this year. I'm commited to watching every worthwhile Christmas show I can find on TV this holiday season.

Tonight, I watched Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer on CBS.
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Postby Silverado on Thu Dec 02, 2004 12:41 am

Just turned on the radio to hear Willie Nelson singing "Pretty Paper."
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Postby LMQueen on Thu Dec 02, 2004 8:51 am

In the last two days, I think I have heard the Chanukah song at least 10 times. (All 3 different versions.)

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Postby Drew Corleone on Thu Dec 02, 2004 9:15 am

That dumbass Adam Sandler song?
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Postby LMQueen on Thu Dec 02, 2004 9:27 am

Yes.
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Postby pabloknight on Thu Dec 02, 2004 9:49 am

My 4-year-old son is now officially hooked on the Boss' version of "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town"..... :D
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Postby dahorns on Thu Dec 02, 2004 9:59 am

Handel's Messiah

Bing Crosby, Johnny Mathis, Nat King Cole, Elvis, George Strait all have excellent X-Mas albums

I think from a sentimental standpoint, Little Drummer Boy.

It's my Mom's favorite. Every time I hear one version (by Bing & David Bowie, or by Robert Goulett (sp?) ) I get nostolgic and even a little melancholy thinking back to the childhood times before leaving fo go to UT. I think this year will be the hardest for me and my sisters since this will probably be out Mom's last X-mas. anyway enough of th blah blah

great continuation of an enjoyable thread from last year.
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Postby edavis3 on Thu Dec 02, 2004 10:00 am

I hate Christmas music.
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Postby pabloknight on Thu Dec 02, 2004 10:22 am

George Strait's and Harry Connick's are the 2 best individual Christmas CDs out, IMHO.

I like being able to burn my own CDs now though, that way I can have the exact songs I want to listen to, or can make the exact ones my kids want to listen to.... :D
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Postby LMQueen on Thu Dec 02, 2004 11:07 am

I bought Harry Connick's last year.
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Postby dahorns on Thu Dec 02, 2004 12:09 pm

I forgot about Harry Connick, we bought his last year, also. Another great one to add to the "maestro" list.


I really like "The Boss's" version of Santa Claus is coming to town.
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Postby MBK271 on Thu Dec 02, 2004 12:26 pm

I agree with most of you.

I like Bing Crosby and Sinatra.

Favorite song, O' Holy Night (sounds much better from a choir)


One that I'm thinking about picking up this year is James Taylor's Christmas. I'm a big fan and have never thought to pick up his Christmas album. Hell, I didn't even know he had one until I heard it on the radio yesterday.

I love his voice and I'm sure that the album would be great.
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Postby tamut98 on Thu Dec 02, 2004 1:34 pm

Christmas in Hollis - Run DMC :badgrin:

I actually got to sing on a Christmas CD last year.

Some of the songs I liked where:

Christmas is the Best Time of the Year
Home for the Holidays
(Both had a Manhatten Transfer feel to them.)

Go Tell (Go Tell it On the Mountain)
(I think The Judds did this)

Christmastime

Songs that we are doing this year for our concert that I really like:

The Night that Christ was Born
I Have Seen the Light

Also, Bethlehem Dawn by Todd Agnew is a song I heard the other day. I am prejudiced because he used to lead worship for the youth at my church. However, if you like Christian music, you will like this song.
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Postby bevoisthebomb on Wed Dec 08, 2004 4:48 pm

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Postby bevoisthebomb on Wed Dec 08, 2004 4:53 pm

Drew Corleone wrote:You know, I hate when people substitute "X" for Christ, because it seems, to me, to cheapen the entire reason for the holiday.

But then I read, maybe last year, that in the early days of Christianity, followers sometimes used an "X" in reference to Christ, in order to escape persecution. Now, I've never really checked into the validity of that, but I could see it making sense.

Still, it irks me to see "X-mas."


You are correct Drew. From "The Straight Dope" site:

Well, that letter may look like an "X" and walk like an "X" and quack like an "X," but it isn't an "X." That's the Greek letter "chi" which is pronounced about like "ch" was in Old English ... which is to say, about how it's pronounced in German today, or in a few imported words, like "Christ" or "Christmas," for example.

"X" (as in chi) was used as an abbreviation for Christ from early times, perhaps initially as a camouflage for the religion. It was the first letter of the word Christos (meaning "the anointed one," e.g., the Messiah) and fortuitously was cross-shaped, so there seemed to be some symbolism or double meaning. It's been used as a scholarly and not-so-scholarly abbreviation since.
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Postby oneputtlarry on Tue Dec 14, 2004 7:15 pm

Good Subject...Favorite Christmas Music =D>
Do You Hear What I Hear? is the first great that comes to mind...
Sleigh Bells Ring...
How about Little St. Nick by the Beach boys...a fun one!
Ave Maria
....Elvis had some wonderful Christmas songs.
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Postby Mr. Peabody on Wed Nov 29, 2006 9:33 am

Mr. Peabody wrote:Great idea for a thread.

My very very favorite..........
What Child Is This?

other favorites.........
Do You Hear What I Hear?
Little Drummer Boy
Silver Bells
White Christmas
Ukrainian Bell Carol



I have to add Christmas Island by Jimmy Buffett to my list.
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Postby oneputtlarry on Wed Nov 29, 2006 9:40 am

Recently downloaded this one from Itunes...like this one a lot!

"Last Christmas" by Wham
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Postby Drew Corleone on Wed Nov 29, 2006 10:19 am

On the Old 97s MySpace page they have their version of Holly Jolly Christmas. I really like it, and I wish I knew how to DL or purchase it.
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Postby Mr. Peabody on Thu Dec 04, 2008 3:46 pm

Today, I downloaded "Christmas Canon" by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
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Re: Favorite Christmas Music

Postby Mr. Peabody on Thu Dec 17, 2009 9:39 pm

i'm looking for the best rendition of "the little drummer boy"

traditional that is

suggestions????
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Re: Favorite Christmas Music

Postby 12ozLongneck on Thu Dec 17, 2009 9:59 pm

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Re: Favorite Christmas Music

Postby Mr. Peabody on Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:06 pm

that is really f'ing sad that 'those' people are actually letting children sing that song and hold those signs.

they all need their asses kicked except the ones holding the "God Hates Obama" signs.
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Re: Favorite Christmas Music

Postby tamut98 on Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:45 am

Only version that comes to mind for Little Drummer boy is a version that David Bowie and Bing Crosby did years ago for the Bob Hope Christmas special. Pretty good stuff. Don't know if it was ever released as a single or not though.
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