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2011/12/21 13:05:41 (permalink)

Least/ most favorite Christmas song

Least, 12 days of Christmas, Grandma got run over by a Reindeer, to name 2
Most, O Holy Night, Silent Night...many more, but I love the traditional.
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    jman
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    Re:Least/ most favorite Christmas song 2011/12/21 13:09:05 (permalink)
    "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer" would be at the top of my least favorite list.
     
    My favorite:

    post edited by jman - 2011/12/21 13:13:07
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    Re:Least/ most favorite Christmas song 2011/12/21 14:47:37 (permalink)
    Least Favorite - The Chipmunk Song, Rudolph the Red Nosed, Frosty the Snowman, Jingle Bell Rock.
    Most Favorite - (No particular order)
    Mannheim Steamroller version of Joy to the World.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68j6Ceof8QQ
    Silver Bells
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=_q_DCI81cjE&NR=1
    Anything by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. 
    Oh Tannebaum,
    We 3 Kings,
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    Re:Least/ most favorite Christmas song 2011/12/21 14:57:33 (permalink)
    Least favourite...pretty much all of them. I'm not a fan.
     
    Most favourite, however...Woody Phillips Toolbox Christmas. Particularly this one:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkwsS6Ty4mc&feature=related
     
    I can't figure out how to make it link. Whatever.
    post edited by felix4067 - 2011/12/21 15:00:25
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    Re:Least/ most favorite Christmas song 2011/12/21 15:34:19 (permalink)
    Even though I haven't heard it in years and don't want to bother searching Youtube, Snoopy's Christmas by the the Royal Guardsman. Cheech and Chong did one back in the 70's that was an one-off and not on their albums about Santa in the projects that they must have gotten 15-20 years worth of airplay ad nauseum during the holidays. Glad they finally put that one to bed. It wasn't even music.
     
    Living in Miami, you know it's Christmas when you hear Jose Feliciano's "I want to wish you a Merry Christmas". Can't say I don't like it, it's part of the tapestry.
     
    Surprising this year, I haven't heard a single airplay of anything from the Trans Siberian Orchestra on local or XM. Maybe I'm just missing it.
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    Re:Least/ most favorite Christmas song 2011/12/21 15:46:45 (permalink)
    I'm not a fan of Christmas tunes either (or Christmas in general), but I have a hard time not singing along with Jose Feliciano.
     
    I do like TSO also, but I think I liked them better when they were an 80's-90's metal band with a different name. Can't begrudge them their success though.
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    Re:Least/ most favorite Christmas song 2011/12/21 16:04:01 (permalink)
    Least: All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth.
     
    Most: How about a redemption for "all I want for Christmas" in Mariah Carey's All I want for Christmas is you? That one might be the last Christmas new hit and it is 17 years old.
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    Re:Least/ most favorite Christmas song 2011/12/21 17:18:31 (permalink)
    jman

    "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer" would be at the top of my least favorite list.

    My favorite:


    Thanks jman, beautiful song, amazing voices!

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    Re:Least/ most favorite Christmas song 2011/12/21 19:12:08 (permalink)
    I am not on the road to having very much season spirit this year, yet when I had brunch on Sunday, the soundtrack was Vince Guaraldi ... to me it i a cornerstone of the season.
     
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    Re:Least/ most favorite Christmas song 2011/12/21 19:44:16 (permalink)
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    Even though I haven't heard it in years and don't want to bother searching Youtube, Snoopy's Christmas by the the Royal Guardsman. Cheech and Chong did one back in the 70's that was an one-off and not on their albums about Santa in the projects that they must have gotten 15-20 years worth of airplay ad nauseum during the holidays. Glad they finally put that one to bed. It wasn't even music.

    Living in Miami, you know it's Christmas when you hear Jose Feliciano's "I want to wish you a Merry Christmas". Can't say I don't like it, it's part of the tapestry.

    Surprising this year, I haven't heard a single airplay of anything from the Trans Siberian Orchestra on local or XM. Maybe I'm just missing it.

     
    I hear TSO several times a day on XM Channel 17.  I really enjoy their music.  They are coming to Knoxville but the tickets are outta sight for this retired guy.
     
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    Re:Least/ most favorite Christmas song 2011/12/21 20:03:52 (permalink)
    For the fans of Trans-Siberian Orchestra, attached is "Wizards of Winter".  When my Miata was in the Christmas parade in Knoxville, it was cold and I had the top down blasting thousands of folks with this tune for about a hour.
     
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkAhmH40kiM
     
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    Re:Least/ most favorite Christmas song 2011/12/21 20:38:50 (permalink)
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    For the fans of Trans-Siberian Orchestra, attached is "Wizards of Winter".  When my Miata was in the Christmas parade in Knoxville, it was cold and I had the top down blasting thousands of folks with this tune for about a hour.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkAhmH40kiM

    Paul E. Smith
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    Re:Least/ most favorite Christmas song 2011/12/21 20:49:25 (permalink)
    jman:  I first saw that video several years ago and that turned me on to TSO and I have been a fan ever since.  They are going to be in Knoxville this coming March but the cheapest tieket is $108 and they go up from there.  I will settle for their CD but I understand their concerts double rock with a pyro show, lotsa lights and I understand, a huge orchestra??
     
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    Re:Least/ most favorite Christmas song 2011/12/22 03:31:56 (permalink)
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    jman:  I first saw that video several years ago and that turned me on to TSO and I have been a fan ever since.  They are going to be in Knoxville this coming March but the cheapest tieket is $108 and they go up from there.  I will settle for their CD but I understand their concerts double rock with a pyro show, lotsa lights and I understand, a huge orchestra??

    Paul E. Smith
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    I can help you with this, as they were just here on Friday. Their live show is not to be missed...once. Every year it changes slightly, and to be perfectly honest this year was pretty lame compared to last year. They still have the pyro, they still have the light show, they still have the content for the 360 LED ribbon board...but it's not as good as last year. Still, if you get the chance to see them, you should. The orchestra is about eight people, with something like ten singers. The main band is two electric guitars, bass, two keyboards, one drummer, and one of the best violin players I've had the great good fortune to see.
     
    $108 for the cheap seats?!? Ours went for $27.50!!!! Floor seats were only $85.00.  On the other hand, they make a point of donating a portion of each ticket sale to a local food bank. The two shows they did here on Friday donated over $17,000.00 to ours.
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    Re:Least/ most favorite Christmas song 2011/12/22 05:13:55 (permalink)
    SeamusD: I have to agree with you, Savatage is/was one of my favorite bands.
     
    AS for favorites Little Drummer boy, especially the version the version by Bing Crosby and David Bowie. Odd combination, but it works.
     
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    Re:Least/ most favorite Christmas song 2011/12/22 10:08:06 (permalink)
    DawnT

    Even though I haven't heard it in years and don't want to bother searching Youtube, Snoopy's Christmas by the the Royal Guardsman. Cheech and Chong did one back in the 70's that was an one-off and not on their albums about Santa in the projects that they must have gotten 15-20 years worth of airplay ad nauseum during the holidays. Glad they finally put that one to bed. It wasn't even music.


    I think you're referring to "Santa Claus and His Old Lady", which I have on one of my CDs somewhere.  With no snow on the ground I haven't gotten much into the season this year, and as such haven't listened to much Christmas music.  However, I changed the Muzak here at work to play nonstop holiday tunes all day...
     
    Most disliked song: "The Christmas Shoes" or whatever it's called.  Frankly, I think it's a scam: the kid goes into a store, tells a sob story, gets some poor sucker to pony up for the shoes, and then he resells them later on Craigslist or eBay for 25% below retail but even then it's all profit.  The lyrics conveniently leave that part out, though.
     
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    Most: How about a redemption for "all I want for Christmas" in Mariah Carey's All I want for Christmas is you? That one might be the last Christmas new hit and it is 17 years old.


    One of my all-time favorite album covers, too...
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    Re:Least/ most favorite Christmas song 2011/12/22 10:56:25 (permalink)
    Chriss and Jon were a class act together. The tradgedy with Chriss pushed Jon on and I don't think that TSO would have materialized, even happened as it did with both brothers in the picture. Sad what happened, eventually taking two lives. Dawn was with Chriss since jr. high. In the grand scheme of things they shared half their lives together.
     
     
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    Re:Least/ most favorite Christmas song 2011/12/22 12:51:27 (permalink)
    Favorites: Sting's "I Saw Three Ships", Dr. John & Leon Redbone's duet of "Frosty the Snowman", Dave Duboy's Baltimore Christmas classic "Crabs for Christmas."
     
    Least: Gayla Peevey's insufferable "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas" and outsider artist/Frank Zappa protege Wild Man Fischer's "I'm a Christams Tree."
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    Re:Least/ most favorite Christmas song 2011/12/23 08:14:30 (permalink)
    Favorite traditional: Boston Pops version of Leroy Anderson's Sleigh Ride.
    Favorite non-traditional: Bruce & the E St. Band doing Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.
    Least favorite: Too many to mention!
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    Re:Least/ most favorite Christmas song 2011/12/23 15:38:34 (permalink)
    Least:
    Little  Drummer Boy
    the Chipmunks
    Please Come Home for Christmas(anyone's version, but especially Charles Brown's) - we had this discussion couple years ago and someone took offense at my disparaging Charles Brown's talent, etc, which is pure humbug! Just read the lyrics - it's a depressing song, no matter who sings it but he does a good job of conveying just the right amount of pathos. 
     
    Favorite - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas 
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    Re:Least/ most favorite Christmas song 2011/12/23 20:39:44 (permalink)
    Least Favorite:
    Chimpmunks
    Do They Know its Christmas Time
     
    Favorites:
    12 pains of Christmas (one word  HANGOVERS)
    Santa & His Old Lady - Cheech & Chong
    The Hat I Got for Christmas is too Beeeeeg - Mel Blanc
    Dominick The Italian CHristmas DOnkey
    Hippo for christmas
    Michael Buble - Christmas album
    Johnny Mathis - Christmas albums
    Mel Torme - White Christmas
     
     
     
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    Re:Least/ most favorite Christmas song 2011/12/23 23:26:59 (permalink)
    least favorites - mostly all of them.
    most favorite - Little Drummer Boy always brings a tear to my eye because that IS what Christmas is REALLY about, giving what YOU have to give, NOT WHAT YOU BUY TO GIVE.
     
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    Re:Least/ most favorite Christmas song 2011/12/27 18:12:46 (permalink)
    I find that a number of "alternative" Christmas songs have wonderful melodies, like the Kinks' "Father Christmas", Jethro Tull's "A Christmas Song", and of course, the Waitresses' "Christmas Wrapping".
     
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    Re:Least/ most favorite Christmas song 2011/12/28 08:02:17 (permalink)
    And then there are the songs where the "like" factor is based more on the artist than the song itself.  For example, Eartha Kitt vs. Madonna when it comes to "Santa Baby"...one version is sultry and cool while the other makes me want to pierce my eardrums with rusty knitting needles.
     
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    Re:Least/ most favorite Christmas song 2011/12/28 12:23:39 (permalink)
    My least most favorite Christmas song is any one that's played before Thanksgiving.
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    Re:Least/ most favorite Christmas song 2011/12/28 13:37:28 (permalink)
    I'm all about the tune.
     
    My favorites are Oh Holy Night and Mary Don't You Know.
     
    Then I add Eartha Kitt's Santa Baby because of all the things Brad said.
     
    (Is it wrong that I smile when I hear, I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas)???
     
     
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    Re:Least/ most favorite Christmas song 2011/12/28 14:47:47 (permalink)
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    (Is it wrong that I smile when I hear, I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas)???

     
    Heck no, we have a holiday pet parade, and that song gets played over and over and we all love it and sing it very loudly.  The same with dominick the donkey.
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    Re:Least/ most favorite Christmas song 2011/12/28 20:26:52 (permalink)
    It is interesting.
    Not that many years ago, far more many of us would have named Christmas Carols.
    In this day and age pop-forty songs seem to top almost everyone's list.  If I were to guess at a tally from above ...
    Carols: 6
    Pop-Forty:  Dozens
    Not that that is bad.  Not that it is Good.
     
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    Re:Least/ most favorite Christmas song 2011/12/29 18:33:31 (permalink)
    I try to find new songs for my Christmas library online, and this year discovered a bunch of standards recorded by the tribute band 'The Fab 4', all worked around Beatles songs. Very cleverly crafted, and when I had them on in the background, it took my guests a little time to register what was going on.
     
    The Chipmunks'  "Christmas Don't Be Late" is hilarious slowed down where the trio's voices are normal speed and Dave sounds demonic (and I'm sure every kid back in the day found this out).
     
    Probably my favorite Christmas album is Leroy Anderson's - starting with 'Sleigh Ride' of course, followed by a full orchestral 'Christmas Festival', then three suites of carols - for brass choir, string orchestra, and woodwind ensemble. This one gets played through the Twelfth Day of Christmas.
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    Re:Least/ most favorite Christmas song 2011/12/30 11:29:44 (permalink)
    Vince Macek

    The Chipmunks'  "Christmas Don't Be Late" is hilarious slowed down where the trio's voices are normal speed and Dave sounds demonic (and I'm sure every kid back in the day found this out).


    Can that even be done these days with consumer-level stereo equipment?  I suppose a variable-speed reel-to-reel tape machine could be used to create the effect.
     
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