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Default  Posted: 9:16 AM, December 4th (Wednesday)

Music is kinda my "thing." And I LOVE Christmas music. My favorite is "O Holy Night." I like a lot of different versions of this song, so I can't really point to a favorite artist; Christina Aguilera, Straight No Chaser, Josh Groban, and NSync (it's good-shut up!) all have good renditions.

Tell me yours! Extra points if you include a music video!

Bonus BONUS points if you show me more excellent renditions of my favorite song.

And, go!


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Default  Posted: 9:21 AM, December 4th (Wednesday)

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2I8EQLfA7nk

More excellent rendition of your favorite song!


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Default  Posted: 9:23 AM, December 4th (Wednesday)

Sweet Little Jesus Boy sung by Kenny Rogers.

My new favorite is My Soul Magnifies the Lord by Chris Tomlin.

And if ANYBODY mentions that Christmas Shoes song, I will send Grumpy Cat to pee in every pair of shoes they own.


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Default  Posted: 9:24 AM, December 4th (Wednesday)

Abby,

Have you seen the Carrie Underwood version of O Holy Night? Probably my favorite.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXAzt4pUr3Y

Slightly better than Cartman.


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Default  Posted: 9:24 AM, December 4th (Wednesday)

TCD- ::whispers:: I don't like South Park and never have...

HFSSC- Good choices! Sweet Little Jesus Boy is excellent. But you jumped the gun- Fun poll #3 was going to be "what is your LEAST favorite Christmas song!"


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Default  Posted: 9:25 AM, December 4th (Wednesday)

Ooooooh, Tred. I'll check that one out for sure!

BONUS POINTS!


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Default  Posted: 9:25 AM, December 4th (Wednesday)

The Little Drummer Boy/Peace On Earth duet by Bing Crosby and David Bowie, performed on Bing's Christmas TV Special.

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=bing+crosby+david+bowie+little+drummer+boy+you+tube&qpvt=bing+crosby+david+bowie+little+drummer+boy+you+tube&FORM=VDRE

This is my all time favourite Christmas song.

...and some interesting background:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/12/19/AR2006121901260.html


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Default  Posted: 9:26 AM, December 4th (Wednesday)

I don't have a favorite, but Dominic the Donkey tends to get stuck in my head.

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Default  Posted: 9:27 AM, December 4th (Wednesday)

Send Grumpy Cat my way......I've lots of kitty litter!...I'll dump it in my shoe closet.

I love The Christmas Shoes song.
I have both movie videos.

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Default  Posted: 9:35 AM, December 4th (Wednesday)

Carol of the Bells

I like any version of it but by Tran-Siberian Orchestra has become my favorite

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCabI3MdV9g


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Default  Posted: 9:40 AM, December 4th (Wednesday)

Bob Seger singing Little Drummer Boy with Trans Siberian Orchestra ... At the least, I get goosebumps, quite often, I cry. I don't know why but it just does.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdSws2foimw


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Default  Posted: 9:52 AM, December 4th (Wednesday)

The Little Drummer Boy/Peace On Earth duet by Bing Crosby and David Bowie, performed on Bing's Christmas TV Special

Extra points!

I don't have a favorite, but Dominic the Donkey tends to get stuck in my head.

I hate this song, but it does tend to get stuck in your head. Speaking of earworms...

Carol of the Bells
I like any version of it but by Tran-Siberian Orchestra has become my favorite

Good choice & extra points!

Bob Seger singing Little Drummer Boy with Trans Siberian Orchestra

Never heard this but Bob Seger is good. Extra points!

And I owe TCD bonus points even though I don't care for Cartman.

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Default  Posted: 9:53 AM, December 4th (Wednesday)

I went to a prestigious music college and every December we would have Readings and Carols in Princeton University Chapel. Here is a picture search:

https://www.google.com/search?q=princeton+university+chapel&client=safari&hl=en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=REufUtunKKazsQTi2oCIAw&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAA&biw=320&bih=416

All the choirs performed and as a freshman you had to run back and forth from the choir loft to the front of the chapel to perform. To make all the movements seamless we would go under the chapel in the crypts. It is always an amazing night. The college I went to owns the largest range of handbells in the world. At the end of the concert the lights are turned off and the choirs all have candles. A star is projected on the stone ceiling and we sing Silent Night. When the sounds finally stops, a member of the bell choir stands in the middle of the aisle with a giant bell and slowly starts chiming. One after another around the whole chapel the bell choir starts ringing their bells and the giant stone cathedral is filled with bells ringing. We call it ringing in the season...ba dum. Then we all sing Joy To The World. My favorite song of the entire night is O Come O Come O Come Emmanuel. The ending is just big and amazing. I don't believe there is a recording from our concerts on YouTube and I'm trying to find at least a video of the arrangement. So for now here is a video of our school's song. We sing it at the end of every concert (except the Xmas one), at happy and sad times (on 9/11 the entire school gathered together while things were still happening and sang this together), and at graduation. This video was taken in Princeton University Chapel.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4C9zVg5X_A


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Default  Posted: 9:55 AM, December 4th (Wednesday)

All the choirs performed and as a freshman you had to run back and forth from the choir loft to the front of the chapel to perform. To make all the movements seamless we would go under the chapel in the crypts. It is always an amazing night. The college I went to owns the largest range of handbells in the world. At the end of the concert the lights are turned off and the choirs all have candles. A star is projected on the stone ceiling and we sing Silent Night. When the sounds finally stops, a member of the bell choir stands in the middle of the aisle with a giant bell and slowly starts chiming. One after another around the whole chapel the bell choir starts ringing their bells and the giant stone cathedral is filled with bells ringing. We call it ringing in the season...ba dum. Then we all sing Joy To The World. My favorite song of the entire night is O Come O Come O Come Emmanuel.

This sounds AMAZING. I want to sing here!


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Default  Posted: 9:57 AM, December 4th (Wednesday)

For many years, my daughter and I have had our annual cookie-making weekend to the lovely sound of Harry Connick. We never fail to join in when Harry sings, "A Happy Ho Ho Ho to you"!!!! Then we replay it at least six times that weekend. So just for sheer exuberance on our part, I'd have to say that's my favourite! Second would probably be Dean Martin and someone (there are several) singing "Baby, It's Cold Outside".


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Default  Posted: 10:08 AM, December 4th (Wednesday)

I am liking the The Little Drummer Boy version by Pentatonix

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


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Default  Posted: 10:17 AM, December 4th (Wednesday)

I thought you meant "songs"; I consider the religious tunes "hymns".

I second the Pentatonix Drummer Boy. Awesome.

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Default  Posted: 10:22 AM, December 4th (Wednesday)

TattooedChinaDoll, I watched the video and had serious flashbacks to performing in my own university's choir. Our performances were highlights of my university years. How wonderful that you have these memories.

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Default  Posted: 10:25 AM, December 4th (Wednesday)

Moo- I don't typically like this song. But that Pentatonix video was FANTASTIC! Good choice and Extra Points for you!

Lynn- good choices on the Harry Connick Jr, and the "Baby It's Cold Outside." I don't consider all religious songs hymns, but this is just semantics anyway. Hymns are songs too. Anyway, not trying to be rude, but it's just a difference of interpretation/perception.

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Default  Posted: 10:35 AM, December 4th (Wednesday)

I am also a lover of O Holy Night. I find it haunting and so gentle.

At our house, Grandma gets run over by a reindeer very, very often!


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Default  Posted: 10:40 AM, December 4th (Wednesday)

Little Drummer Boy and Do You See What I see


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Default  Posted: 10:45 AM, December 4th (Wednesday)

Anyway, not trying to be rude, but it's just a difference of interpretation/perception.

I mentioned it to explain why my selections were blatantly Santa-related!

Of the religious songs/hymns, I love "O Holy Night" (I have sung it in many choirs and it never fails to move me even when I am reaching for the top soprano notes, LOL.) The Coventry Carol and Carol of the Bells are beautiful. I admit I go to the midnight carol service on Christmas Eve just so I can sing along to all the old church carol favourites. And I occasionally attend a singalong "Messiah" so I can get that university choir feeling on "Unto Us a Child is Born"!

My S/O prefers the version of "Twelve Days of Christmas" that complains about all the hassles. I can't recall who does it.

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Default  Posted: 10:51 AM, December 4th (Wednesday)

My all-time favorite is The Christmas Song sung by Nat King Cole. My second favorite is All I Want for Christmas is You sung by Vince Vaughn and the Valiants--you gotta love this cheesy video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1VkMBi9vvw


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Default  Posted: 10:55 AM, December 4th (Wednesday)

Really like "Mary Did You Know". I always got so excited the first time I heard it come on the radio for the season.

This happened yesterday followed by surprising tears. My Pastor's wife passed away unexpectedly (at age 41) and all of a sudden I had a flashback of her singing it one Christmas service. Bittersweet.


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Default  Posted: 11:40 AM, December 4th (Wednesday)

Now I'm reminiscing about my college days and singing at Readings and Carols. All the hymns like O Come All Ye Faithful had a descant part and all us altos would always sing our heart outs on the high notes.

And someone has to have the Grumpy cat pic that says I peed in your Christmas shoes. I think I stole it off here last year.


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Ding, Fries are Done.

#wouldyoulikeanapplepiewiththat?


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Default  Posted: 11:55 AM, December 4th (Wednesday)

TCD, I have it on my home PC. I'll post it tonight if no one else does.


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"I'll be home for Christmas" just about every version ever done. The first time I really heard it was the year I moved to Florida, and it was the first time any member of my (rather large) family wasn't home for Christmas. I was a hot mess, and so were all my siblings and my parents. I sobbed my way through that Christmas, and this song still makes me tear up every. single. time. (I'm actually tearing up right now just writing this!)


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O Holy Night, I always get chills and tears in my eyes just listening to it. I've heard many renditions and Celine Dion sings it incredibly beautifully.


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Default  Posted: 12:48 PM, December 4th (Wednesday)

I am also a lover of O Holy Night. I find it haunting and so gentle.
At our house, Grandma gets run over by a reindeer very, very often!

Excellent choices!

Little Drummer Boy and Do You See What I see

My DS likes these 2!

I mentioned it to explain why my selections were blatantly Santa-related

I gotcha! I hope you weren't offended by my rudeness! lol@ reaching for the top soprano notes... I know exactly what you mean!

My all-time favorite is The Christmas Song sung by Nat King Cole

Sad- GREAT choice. He has a very nice voice and is one of my all time faves too. And I'm subtracting points for the cheesy video! And subtracting points for putting Vince Vaughn and the Valiants- I was expecting a super funny parody but got THAT whatever it was, Vince VANCE and the Valiants. j/k

Really like "Mary Did You Know". I always got so excited the first time I heard it come on the radio for the season.
This happened yesterday followed by surprising tears. My Pastor's wife passed away unexpectedly (at age 41) and all of a sudden I had a flashback of her singing it one Christmas service. Bittersweet.

I like this one too. (((Evenkeel)))

"I'll be home for Christmas" just about every version ever done. The first time I really heard it was the year I moved to Florida, and it was the first time any member of my (rather large) family wasn't home for Christmas. I was a hot mess, and so were all my siblings and my parents. I sobbed my way through that Christmas, and this song still makes me tear up every. single. time. (I'm actually tearing up right now just writing this!)

I agree. It is a beautiful song. (((NIK)))

O Holy Night, I always get chills and tears in my eyes just listening to it. I've heard many renditions and Celine Dion sings it incredibly beautifully.

I'll have to check out her version- I love her!

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Ding, Fries are Done.
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Default  Posted: 1:55 PM, December 4th (Wednesday)

All the hymns like O Come All Ye Faithful had a descant part and all us altos would always sing our heart outs on the high notes.

Most of the time I sang top soprano, but I really had to hurt to sing that descant! So I was allowed to drop to second soprano or even alto.


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Default  Posted: 7:54 PM, December 4th (Wednesday)

all time favorite: The First Noel

followed by:
O Come O Come O Come Emmanuel Ė just heard an amazing version on a country music station (female vocalist) but canít figure out who is singing

Bing Crosby, White Christmas
Nat King Cole, Christmas Song

And, I donít know why I love this so much, but it just isnít the holidays without:
Surf MCs, A Surf New Year
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Default  Posted: 8:01 PM, December 4th (Wednesday)

I'm pretty much a Time-Life girl, having ripped all those Classic Christmas Songs CDs to my itunes acct so I can play them in the car all season.

My favorite is O Holy Night (Luciano Pavarotti's version does me in),but I also love Mel Torme's "Christmas Song," Bing's "White Christmas," Dean Martin's "Let It Snow," Elvis's "Blue Christmas" and every Christmas Carol that Ed Ames recorded


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Ding, Fries are Done.
#wouldyoulikeanapplepiewiththat?

#thisisclearlyabovemyhead

#googleit-it'sworththeeffort


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Default  Posted: 9:02 PM, December 4th (Wednesday)

Little Drummer Boy.... the Bob Seger version is my fave.... I posted one on my video thread of a new group singing it an it is wonderful.... have always loved this song


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Default  Posted: 9:27 PM, December 4th (Wednesday)

Okay.

I googled "ding fries are done."

Oh my GOSH! It was SO worth the effort!!! From here on out I will sing this song just.like.this.

x1,000,000


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Default  Posted: 10:10 PM, December 4th (Wednesday)

Crushed1- I looked up Celine's version. It was haunting and beautiful. Gave me chill bumps like crazy.

ISPIFFD- same with Pavarotti's. I found a version of him singing it solo and another of a duet with Placido Domingo.

All 3 versions were outstanding. Thank you both for the recommendations.


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Default  Posted: 10:17 PM, December 4th (Wednesday)

We Three Kings


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Default  Posted: 10:39 PM, December 4th (Wednesday)

Bing and David's duet is at the top of the list. I thought that was the coolest thing when I was a kid, so I taped it.......on VHS. Remember VHS?

Bob Seger's Little Drummer Boy, Elvis's Blue Christmas and Darlene Love singing Baby Please Come Home, all for nostalgic reasons. It's not Christmas without them. Also, Charlie Brown (Vince Guaraldi Trio) music.

O holy night -- The Barra MacNeils.
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I'm glad my sacrilegious answer got some laughs.

I actually love the Ukrainian Bell Carol in all its incarnations.


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Bing and David's duet is at the top of the list. I thought that was the coolest thing when I was a kid, so I taped it.......on VHS. Remember VHS?

I agree!
I play it on this laptop...YouTube.

...and I still tape my TV shows on VHS!
Not too many station varieties on my digital cable offer On Demand.


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@HFFSC:

And if ANYBODY mentions that Christmas Shoes song, I will send Grumpy Cat to pee in every pair of shoes they own.

I managed to find the pic.....but I got it here first, so I gave Grumpy Cat his Temptations treat....threat averted!!!

I love The Christmas Shoes!!!


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Default  Posted: 9:06 AM, December 5th (Thursday)

Ok,

Last Christmas by Wham! is my FAVORITE Christmas song. But ONLY by Wham! I HATE the versions done by Glee, Ashley Tisdale, Ariana Grande,etc. HATE THEM!

I also love The 12 Days of Christmas by Straight No Chaser (the Africa by Toto in the middle slays me!).

I also like Stevie Nicks version of Silent Night.

Josh Groban's O Holy Night, as well as Clay Aiken's. Though I'n not a Clay fan for anything else. Oh, except his Mary Did You Know.


There's one I have heard this season, called "All Through The Night" and I've never heard it before. I don't know who the woman is that sings it though.

And finally on my faves list is Auld Lang Syne by Dan Fogelberg.


I HATE Santa Baby. All versions. The newest Braxton Sisters version especially creeps me out. That song sounds to me like Santa is a sugar daddy and the singer is high priced call girl. Well in the Braxton version, she sounds like she's...."almost there" if you know what I mean. HATE!!!

eta: Another fave- Christmas Canon Rock by TSO. If I ever had a Christmas wedding, this is the song I'd walk down the isle to.

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Default  Posted: 10:05 AM, December 5th (Thursday)

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Good choice!

Bing and David's duet is at the top of the list.
Bob Seger's Little Drummer Boy, Elvis's Blue Christmas and Darlene Love singing Baby Please Come Home, all for nostalgic reasons. It's not Christmas without them. Also, Charlie Brown (Vince Guaraldi Trio) music.
O holy night -- The Barra MacNeils.

Love Elvis' Blue Christmas and the Vince Guaraldi Trio! I have to check out The Barra MacNeils. Bonus points!

I actually love the Ukrainian Bell Carol in all its incarnations

It is a very nice song. I remember playing it in concert band nearly every year. It was one of my favorites to play.

I also love The 12 Days of Christmas by Straight No Chaser (the Africa by Toto in the middle slays me!).

I think that's my favorite part!

There's one I have heard this season, called "All Through The Night" and I've never heard it before. I don't know who the woman is that sings it though.

And finally on my faves list is Auld Lang Syne by Dan Fogelberg.

I've heard "All Through the NIght" as well- idk who sings it either though. I used to HATE the Dan Fogelberg song, but it is now one I really enjoy.


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Default  Posted: 11:13 AM, December 5th (Thursday)

NSync (it's good-shut up!)
Hey, I ain't knocking. You're talkin' to someone who adored the boy band era.

I have more Christmas music in my house than should be legally allowed. It would probably be easier for me to just list the songs I *don't* like.

Top fav songs:
O Holy Night - by just about anyone but I love the harmony by Point of Grace
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day - current fav version by Johnny Reid

And I dunno why, but every single time I hear "Please Come Home for Christmas" by Aaron Neville, I accompany him. Doesn't matter where I'm at when it comes on, I have to sing along. Yes, I understand that Bon Jovi is supah hot and all that jazz, but there's just something about AN's version I love.

Un-favorite Christmas songs:
The entire collection of holiday songs by Dolly Parton. Please don't kill me, but I had a reeeally bad experience about 14-15 years ago and I still have nightmares and twitches.

And the friggin' Christmas Shoes song. Dear Lord have mercy. That song makes me insane.

[This message edited by Aubrie at 11:16 AM, December 5th (Thursday)]


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Default  Posted: 11:16 AM, December 5th (Thursday)

^ I just heard that Christmas Shoes song, and I emailed my co worker who LOVES it, some very unkind things about hoping the kid's mother died before he got the stupid shoes to her.

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Default  Posted: 11:28 AM, December 5th (Thursday)

I just heard that Christmas Shoes song, and I emailed my co worker who LOVES it, some very unkind things about hoping the kid's mother died before he got the stupid shoes to her.

*gasp!* Oh no you didn't!!!!

Don't get me wrong, the message in the song is all warm and fuzzy and whatever. But when the thing first came out, all other Christmas music ceased to exist for like TWO WHOLE YEARS. Christmas Shoes was alllllllll we heard. I'm sorry, but after hearing it about 8 billion freaking times, I'm starting to get really depressed.


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Default  Posted: 11:29 AM, December 5th (Thursday)

I've always liked "I Believe in Father Christmas" by Greg Lake. Also, off the A Very Special Christmas Album: Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - U2, Little Drummer Boy - Seeger, Silent Night - Stevie Nicks.

Our 15 YO DS had some friends over last weekend to play games all day (surprisingly, no video games) and he played Christmas music all day on his laptop. It was charming to say the least!


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Default  Posted: 11:41 AM, December 5th (Thursday)

Last Christmas by Wham is a favorite of mine, along with Do Do They Know It's Christmas by Band Aid.
Oh, and Christmas Wrapping by The Waitresses


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Default  Posted: 11:43 AM, December 5th (Thursday)

Aubrie, I did.
It's a good thing this co worker and I are really good friends. She said the same thing "Oh no you didn't!!"

I can't stand the song, never could. I get the message--be patient, be kind, commercialism and materialism are not the reason for the season...you never know what other people are going through...I do get it. I just hate how smarmy and cheesy it comes off.


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Default  Posted: 1:23 PM, December 5th (Thursday)

I can't stand the song, never could. I get the message--be patient, be kind, commercialism and materialism are not the reason for the season...you never know what other people are going through...I do get it. I just hate how smarmy and cheesy it comes off.

Yep! That's my issue, too.


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Default  Posted: 2:31 PM, December 5th (Thursday)

1. bowie n bing of course

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdxHSDU_6gU pavarotti n the vienna boy's choir

3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06DFATE7lBM
linus and lucy!

4. trans siberian carol of the bells
of course!


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Default  Posted: 3:03 PM, December 5th (Thursday)

Nutmeg, I was going to add Do They Know It's Christmas as well. OMG, the number of times I watched that video and paused trying to lock in on the Duran boys!


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Default  Posted: 3:09 PM, December 5th (Thursday)

Every time I read someone's post I think 'oh yeah, that's m favorite one!' I honestly can't choose. But, my mother's favorite is 'O Holy Night' and I've got a soft spot for a capella in general. So, here's the link to the Pentatonix rendition of 'O Holy Night'

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xi_6lAyH4j4&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dxi_6lAyH4j4


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Default  Posted: 3:26 PM, December 5th (Thursday)

I also LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE Transsiberian Orchestra .... Christmas in Sarajevo is one of my faves ......

Here are my links ......

Bob Seger Little Drummer Boy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSt8k1pk2TE

Little Drummer Boy - Pentatonix acapella version
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJ_MGWio-vc

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Christmas in Sarajevo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHioIlbnS_A

And my other fave by Trans-Siberian Orchestra ....

Carol of the Bells
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCabI3MdV9g


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Default  Posted: 7:22 PM, December 5th (Thursday)

O' Come All Ye Faithful is one of my favorites...

Also:

White Christmas
Deck the Halls
and
Jingle Bells

I can play quite a few of them still from my years in symphonic band.

The very first song I learned to play on my little electric organ was: Silent Night...


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Default  Posted: 7:52 PM, December 5th (Thursday)

One of my favorite Christmas songs is Silent Night sung in German. There is something bout it that I really like.

Also Mary did you know - the first time I heard it was by one of the high school girls at my church many years ago. She sang it so well it brought a tear to my eye.

Straight with no chaser is great. How they are able to do the 12 days the way they do is amazing.

And basically everything by TransSiberian Orchestra and Mannheim Steamroller.


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Default  Posted: 7:30 AM, December 6th (Friday)

My favourite song is "Silver Bells"
Loved it as a kid and love it now.

There is a version I have on my iPod that Clay Aiken and another American Idol contestant (can't remember her name Kimberly Locke!!!)
It was the only version I could find at the time.

I also love Bing Crosby and David Bowie's Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth.

Another fave is BandAid "Do they Know it's Christmas". Hearing this one on the radio a lot lately.


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Default  Posted: 7:34 AM, December 6th (Friday)

I seen grandma got run over already so I'll list some others I've enjoyed

Jingle Bells Batman Smells
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSCN48XReMU

Deck the Halls with Gasoline
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzGURH_IHSk

Fear - _ Christmas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbTULjLtKP4


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Default  Posted: 6:41 PM, December 6th (Friday)

I love O Holy Night.

My favorite version of that song is by Joey McIntyre:

http://youtu.be/mOLi3rvae3o

Actual song starts at about 1 minute into the video - he got off to a false start. Really starts to ramp up around the 2:30 mark.

I was actually at this show and the video does not do that performance justice. It was beautiful.

Oh, and sorry for all the screaming girls. Boy bands.


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