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Simonono
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09 Dec 2010, 10:45 am

The title says it all, there are so many brilliant Christmas tunes that everyone can enjoy, and I am not ashamed to listen to the classics made before my time. My personal favourite of them all is Fairytale of New York by The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl. What I love most in it is the Irish instruments, string instruments and the outro. I want to go to New York one day because it sounds awesome.

What does Noddy Holder think he's doing putting this at #29 when it should be #1??
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwHyuraau4Q[/youtube]



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09 Dec 2010, 11:00 am

I like the Wassail song which is usually played at Christmas (Good King Wenceslas)
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmmgsDfmPSI[/youtube]
Actually the wassail song is different but also a favorite.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XO5Zs-qlx4[/youtube]



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09 Dec 2010, 11:15 am

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kA3EiFWrBsQ[/youtube]

I mean, really, how do you beat that? You just can't.



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09 Dec 2010, 11:32 am

So many choices... but the first to come to mind is Darlene Love's "Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)".

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UV8x7H3DD8Y[/youtube]

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09 Dec 2010, 12:01 pm

Pretenders

2000 Miles



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09 Dec 2010, 1:03 pm

"Christmas Wrapping," The Waitresses

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyEztz6nY9Q[/youtube]

"Sleigh Ride," The Ventures

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPsjRStcKcM[/youtube]

"Song for a Winter's Night," Sarah McLachlan (though I also like the original version by Gordon Lightfoot)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRm0UIa8GDg[/youtube]

"I Am Santa Claus," Bob Rivers

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRW2poUfJ34[/youtube]

"2000 Miles," Pretenders

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sa6f7CZgmZ8[/youtube]



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09 Dec 2010, 1:54 pm

DarrylZero wrote:
"Christmas Wrapping," The Waitresses

"Sleigh Ride," The Ventures

"Song for a Winter's Night," Sarah McLachlan (though I also like the original version by Gordon Lightfoot)

"I Am Santa Claus," Bob Rivers

"2000 Miles," Pretenders


Excellent choices, DarrylZero! I love the Ventures' Christmas album. And Bob Rivers is hilarious. My personal favorite of his is, "Holidaze" (Jimmy Hendrix "Purple Haze" spoof).

Edit: the brilliance of the Ventures' Xmas stuff is the way they mash up surf music with Xmas songs. "Sleigh Ride", for instance, is arranged like "Walk, Don't Run". Awesome.

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09 Dec 2010, 2:41 pm

Nightwish's cover of "Walking In The Air"

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaWPduHl_j8[/youtube]


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09 Dec 2010, 3:32 pm

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCvx8nGi788[/youtube]


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09 Dec 2010, 4:19 pm

A classic here in The Netherlands:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qek2qsvhWBo[/youtube]

Enjoy the Dutch jibberish! :wink:

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09 Dec 2010, 4:57 pm

Simonono: You've made me happy. I had Fairytale of New York in mind when I clicked this thread.



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09 Dec 2010, 6:05 pm

I hate Fairytale of New York. Really, really hate it, partly for personal reasons but mainly because it's such a f*****g terrible song. Had to listen to our childrens' choir singing it yesterday (which was better than listening to the original, thankfully; sadly, their take on Stop the Cavalry, another atrociously ear-rending Crimbo abomination, was worse *shudders* :lol: )

My favourite Christmas carol is Adeste Fidelis / O Come All Ye Faithful. It has stupid lyrics but I've fond memories of playing it yonks ago.

In Dulce Jubilo is pretty cool:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIUlEUWKloM[/youtube]


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10 Dec 2010, 3:15 am

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGvEFnZrH4o[/youtube]
Might as well be. I don't tend to listen to Christmas music for any 'serious' reason.



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10 Dec 2010, 10:44 am

I have so many favorite Christmas songs. One song in particular that I like is Gloria by Michael W. Smith.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sr98_TfCLV0[/youtube]



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10 Dec 2010, 11:14 am

I Believe in Father Christmas by Emerson Lake and Palmer

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXCEdrnaFlY[/youtube]