Best Christmas songs

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Best Christmas songs

Post by Jake » Thu Dec 06, 2007 2:07 pm

Preemptive strike: 2006, 2005, 2004, 2001.

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Post by Mixmaster Shecky » Thu Dec 06, 2007 2:28 pm

Mixmaster Shecky wrote:One last note: The best all-around Xmas cd is now officially Dean Martin's 'Making Spirits Bright', complete with an alternate version of 'Let It Snow!'. It's kooky, upbeat fun with Deano at his laid-back best. Lissen to it!

If this disc doesn't fill you with cheer, you're the fucking Grinch...
Jesus - what a difference 6 years make, because now I am the fucking Grinch. I just want to take cover until all this holiday bullshit is over with...bah.

Xmas is for Republicans only.

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Post by DJMurphy » Thu Dec 06, 2007 4:21 pm

I still stand by my original answers, which were (I believe):

Kinks - Father Christmas
Carla Thomas - Gee Whiz, It's Christmas
Carla Thomas - All I Want For Christmas Is You (alright, Lep brought that one up, but I second it)
Booker T. and the MG's - Jingle Bells

I'd add to those the following:
The Who - Christmas
The Loud Family - It Just Wouldn't Be Christmas
Alex Chilton - The Christmas Song
Big Star - Jesus Christ (also versions of same song done by Kristin Hersh and Teenage Fanclub)
What the hell was I thinking when I wrote:Rant over, back to favorites... Kenny G, anyone? Because "I like jazz" with my groovy Kenny G Xmas disc... ;-)
I must've been coming off an egg-nog induced delirium. Sven still has the best line, about Bruce's "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town":
sven wrote:For a good chunk of the last ten years I've had to listen to that every three hours from Thanksgiving to Christmas. I sometimes pretend that a retarded man is singing to deal with it, especially that part where Bruce asks Clarence about his sax.

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Post by Maarten » Thu Dec 06, 2007 5:07 pm

go katja!

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Post by Little Timmy » Sat Dec 08, 2007 1:44 am

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Post by Jake » Sat Dec 08, 2007 1:52 pm

I thought of one I don't think I've mentioned before: "So Much Wine" by the Handsome Family.

I had nothing to say on Christmas day
when you threw all your clothes in the snow.
When you burnt your hair, knocked over chairs,
I just tried to stay out of your way.

But when you fell asleep with blood on your teeth,
I got in my car and drove away.

Listen to me, Butterfly, there's only so much wine
you can drink in one life
and it will never be enough
to save you from the bottom of your glass.

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Post by poopypoopoop » Sat Dec 08, 2007 5:22 pm

i love that song, too but I never thought of it as the great xmas song it is. I will make my family sing it together this xmas.

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Post by miss carol » Sat Dec 08, 2007 5:51 pm

Good call, Jake.

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Post by Ad » Sun Dec 09, 2007 12:06 pm

"I Don't Intend to Spend Christmas Without You" by Margo Guryan.

I hadn't heard (or even heard of) Guryan until this year. Massive oversight on my part. "Take a Picture," her one real album (she's also got at least one collection of demos and outtakes), is outstanding. Gorgeous stuff.

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Post by Sven Killer Robot Spacema » Sun Dec 09, 2007 8:42 pm

What a bunch of negative nancys. There's a lot of crappy Christmas music. But that self pitying Indie music with the woe-is-me formula inserted in a Christmas setting sounds just as bad.
I went to Catholic school and got too much of it as a kid.
Then the monetary settlements to the priest's victims put the nail in the Catholicism coffin for me.
But it still doesn't ruin Bing Crosby, Andy Williams, The Phil Spector Album
Burle Ives and the classics for me.

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