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2011-11-23 7:57 PM

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I realize it's Thanksgiving weekend in America (never mind the "real" Thanksgiving was weeks ago Surprised) ... but if you can please kindly move your thoughts forward to Christmas.

Every year I put together a mix CD of Xmas music for my peeps at work as my Secret Santa gift, and after several years I'm starting to run out of good ideas. So my question to the unendingly wise and experienced CoJ: What  are YOUR favourite Christmas songs, and who performs them?

For me, my Top 5 are:
Baby It's Cold Outside - Colin James & Roxanne Potvin
O Holy Night - Martina McBride
Christmas Convoy - Paul Brandt
Takin' Care of Christmas - Randy Bachman
Santa Baby -  Madonna

ADD TO THE LIST, PLEASE!

 



2011-11-23 8:10 PM
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Adam Sandler The Hanukkah Song
2011-11-23 9:43 PM
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Shirley Temple - I want a hippopotomus for Christmas

I can tap dance and sing it for you if you wish.

2011-11-23 10:20 PM
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The Hallelujah Chorus (by any talented choir).  It's a very powerful and beautiful song in music, even though I don't get into the "meaning" of the words, but the musical movement of it just hits me.
2011-11-24 12:48 AM
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Subject: RE: Favourite Christmas Songs
bodhi_girl - 2011-11-24 9:57 AM

I realize it's Thanksgiving weekend in America (never mind the "real" Thanksgiving was weeks ago Surprised) ... but if you can please kindly move your thoughts forward to Christmas.

Every year I put together a mix CD of Xmas music for my peeps at work as my Secret Santa gift, and after several years I'm starting to run out of good ideas. So my question to the unendingly wise and experienced CoJ: What  are YOUR favourite Christmas songs, and who performs them?

For me, my Top 5 are:
Baby It's Cold Outside - Colin James & Roxanne Potvin
O Holy Night - Martina McBride
Christmas Convoy - Paul Brandt
Takin' Care of Christmas - Randy Bachman
Santa Baby -  Madonna

ADD TO THE LIST, PLEASE!

 

I'll Be Home For Christmas - Bing Crosby.  Classic sound, great song.  Always at the top of the playlist especially when I was deployed over the holiday seasons.

2011-11-24 4:25 AM
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Anything by Mariah Carrey. She has the best voice for Christmas music, IMO.


2011-11-24 5:24 AM
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Bing Crosby and David Bowie   The Little Drummer Boy
2011-11-24 5:36 AM
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Blame Canada.
2011-11-24 5:38 AM
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SWIM2LIVE - 2011-11-23 10:43 PM

Shirley Temple - I want a hippopotomus for Christmas

I can tap dance and sing it for you if you wish.



I love that song but it's not Shirley Temple. It's Gayla Peevey. One of the radio stations gave her one, real hippo, that she donated to a local zoo.

2011-11-24 5:55 AM
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About two years ago, my husband got the Sufjan Stevens Christmas album, and it is actually really good. Some classics, some original songs, but all just earnestly sung.


"Come thou Font of Every Blessing"
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"Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming"

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2011-11-24 7:07 AM
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I Believe In Father Christmas by Greg Lake

 

The Holly and the Ivy  by the Mediaeval Baebes.

 

Aimee Mann's version of God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman

 

Could go on a bit more but you get the drift.   The Mediaeval Baebes have a Christmas album out that I would recommend.

 



2011-11-24 8:00 AM
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Don't know if this classifies as a Christmas song but I like it. Wizards of Winter
2011-11-24 7:04 PM
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Oh Come Emmanuel has always been my favorite.
2011-11-24 8:05 PM
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peby - 2011-11-24 9:00 AM Don't know if this classifies as a Christmas song but I like it. Wizards of Winter

 

Christmas or not I'll second that one.

2011-11-24 10:32 PM
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I'd like to second MadMathemagician's I Believe in Father Christmas by Greg Lake.

You could check out Christmas songs by Stompin' Tom Connors.  Can't get more Canuck than Stompin' Tom.  Or, Bare Naked Ladies have a few as well.

2011-11-25 10:16 AM
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wenceslasz - 2011-11-24 11:32 PM

I'd like to second MadMathemagician's I Believe in Father Christmas by Greg Lake.

You could check out Christmas songs by Stompin' Tom Connors.  Can't get more Canuck than Stompin' Tom.  Or, Bare Naked Ladies have a few as well.

Bare Naked for the Holidays is on repeat for me over the month of December. And Straight No Chaser. Those are my go-tos. 



2011-11-25 10:29 AM
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LockOut - 2011-11-25 11:16 AM

  • .. And Straight No Chaser. Those are my go-tos. 



  • Straight No Chaser has some nice stuff. As do Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Buffett, Amy Grant, and George Strait. And who can resist Bing Crosby.
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    LockOut - 2011-11-25 10:16 AM
    wenceslasz - 2011-11-24 11:32 PM

    I'd like to second MadMathemagician's I Believe in Father Christmas by Greg Lake.

    You could check out Christmas songs by Stompin' Tom Connors.  Can't get more Canuck than Stompin' Tom.  Or, Bare Naked Ladies have a few as well.

    Bare Naked for the Holidays is on repeat for me over the month of December. And Straight No Chaser. Those are my go-tos. 

    This one for me too... must be a Canadian thing! 

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    There's no place like home for the Holidays - the Carpenters

    And I LOVE the Hippopottomus song!  Makes me smile every time.

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    1. Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer

    2. "Jingle Bells" but it has to be from the Jingle Cats album (Meow meow meow, meow meow meow ... )



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    Christmas in Hollis
    2011-11-26 9:55 AM
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    ScudRunner - 2011-11-26 11:52 PM Christmas in Hollis

    For real? I can't say it's one of my favorites, but I really really like it.

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    TriAya - 2011-11-26 9:55 AM

    ScudRunner - 2011-11-26 11:52 PM Christmas in Hollis

    For real? I can't say it's one of my favorites, but I really really like it.


    I like to rhyme. I like my beats funky.
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    Silent Night - Actually love the version on Disney's sing along (we play the vhs every year while decorating the tree)
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