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Old 11-21-2012, 08:14 PM   #1
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Default Christmas Songs.

Though I have to confess, I'm not a major Holiday person, there's some songs I do like.


Here's a couple. First this Stevie Wonder Classic. Other have remade it but it doesn't compare to the original.




This is a new one I just discoverd.


I know Christmas In The Sand probably doesn't sound right but what do you expect from a California girl.

Love Colbie.

Here's a interview with Colbie and about writing the song.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/m...video/1733691/

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Old 11-22-2012, 03:28 PM   #2
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This is an amazing arrangement of the old classic. Carrie's voice brings it on home ...

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Old 11-27-2012, 05:25 PM   #3
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Here's a song by an obscure artist. Do check out her YT site. She's a very lovely lady and singer and has some pretty good material.


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Old 11-28-2012, 12:30 PM   #4
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i guess this is now also a christmas song

i wonder how loud the lawn speakers are...and if it loops endlessly??

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Old 11-29-2012, 10:07 AM   #5
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Omg, what if that was your neighbor???
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:59 AM   #6
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shoot me now.
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:27 PM   #7
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:23 PM   #8
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A rather funny paroday of the Rolling Stones Song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkQujz5zqis
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:05 PM   #9
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Here's another Motown Christmas song.

Children's Christmas Song- The Supremes.wmv - YouTube
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:14 PM   #10
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Probably can't call it Christmas music since it's been used in many Charlie Brown specials but it was first heard on the Christmas special so here it is.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06DFATE7lBM
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:19 AM   #11
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Two fine christmas songs





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Old 12-09-2012, 12:11 PM   #12
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LOVE Driving Home For Christmas...
and my FAVE - Darlene Love on Letterman every year.....
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and 2009 -
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:16 PM   #13
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2011 - awesome..can't wait for this years performance...
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:11 PM   #14
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Probably can't call it Christmas music since it's been used in many Charlie Brown specials but it was first heard on the Christmas special so here it is.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06DFATE7lBM


I love this one...and always meet out for the Christmas trio, a threesome who play locally.

http://www.cartoonchristmastrio.com/
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:41 PM   #15
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Anyone recall this Bobby Sherman song?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoFmzlXun5A
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:01 AM   #16
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12 Days of Christmas, a slightly different take.

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Old 12-22-2012, 12:50 PM   #17
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Omg Jim Nasium this is SO funny! I just sent the link to my irish relatives. They'll love it!
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Old 12-22-2012, 01:29 PM   #18
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Christmas season has arrived! 71 year old Darlene Love blows the roof off the Ed Sullivan Theatre...2011 inductee into the R&R Hall of Fame. awesome! http://www.cbs.com/shows/late_show/v...christmas-2012
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another take....

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Old 12-23-2012, 08:05 AM   #20
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And an Australian take on the same song (this video unfortunately has 2 recordings of it overlapping):

http://www.angelfire.com/hi3/austblonde/xmasfive.html

There's also a longer version of the song, which includes a final verse as follows:

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me
Twelve goannas going, Eleven snakes a-sliding,
Ten dingoes dashing, Nine wombats waddling,
Eight koalas clinging, Seven emus running,
Six ‘roos a-jumping, Five opals black,
Four great galahs, Three parakeets,
Two cockatoos, And a kookaburra up a gum tree

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Old 12-23-2012, 01:40 PM   #21
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the cost of The Twelve Days of Christmas: http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/12...taken-lightly/
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:58 PM   #22
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Bryan Adams sends his Christmas wishes:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdVLc...ature=youtu.be
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:23 PM   #23
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Frank Sinatra- rare 1991 version of Silent Night (with Frank Jr.)
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Old 12-25-2012, 03:22 AM   #25
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It is now Christmas Day on the US East Cast and a bit earlier we had a nice light snowfall
As my main contribution to this timely thread I wish my friends and fellow fans including Sydney hooligans my warmest greetings of the season,and make the observation that when one thinks of Christrmas songs one naturally thinks in terms of traditional carols, but there are of course a large number of other Christmas related songs that are not usually included in a list of carols, one of the best in my opinion came out of the 1950's craze for calypso music as personified by Harry Belafonte an acquaintanvcde o a young Gordon Lightfoot a few years later in New York, and who in 1956 recorded a lovely song that deserves to be a full fledged carol
In wishing one and all a merry Christmas a tad late I can do no beetter than quote one of the comments on that "video":-
"This is and always has been the song that gets me into the Christmas spirit"
Actually in years past we have often got into the spirit thanks to the non stop airing of Christmas songs by
New York FM radio station 106.7 a.k.a LiteFM

see their playlist at:-
http://www.1067litefm.com/iplaylist/playlist.html
for the record as it were here is the playlist on Lite FM yesterday
Overture (Beethoven's Last Night)
A Star to Follow (Christmas Eve and Other Stories)
The Ghosts of Christmas Eve (The Christmas Attic)
The March of the Kings / Hark the Herald Angel (The Christmas Attic)
The Snow Came Down (The Christmas Attic) -
The Lost Christmas Eve (The Lost Christmas Eve)
Christmas Nights in Blue (The Lost Christmas Eve)
The Dark (Beethoven's Last Night)
Beethoven (Beethoven's Last Night)
Wizards in Winter (The Lost Christmas Eve)
Night Castle (Night Castle)
Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24 (Christmas Eve and Other Stories, Dead Winter Dead)
A Mas Russian's Christmas (Christmas Eve and Other Stories)
Midnight/Fate (Beethoven's Last Night)
Toccata-Carpimus Noctem (Night Castle)
What Good This Deafness (Beethoven's Last Night)
Requiem (The Fifth) (Beethoven's Last Night)
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Christmas Eve and Other Stories)
The Lion's Roar (Night Castle)
Embers (Night Castle)
Christmas Canon Rock (The Lost Christmas Eve)

However This year Susan has created a long playlist using the Windows Media Player on her computer to rip the selection of Christmas CDs we have.
In previous years over the weeks leading up to Christmas as well as hearing Bing droning on about yet another White Christmas occasionally a Christmas song would grab my attention
For many years it was A Christmas Canon Rock by The Trans Siberian Express out of
Canon in D Major written by Pachelbel in the 17th century
per the wiki "The circumstances of the piece's composition are wholly unknown. One writer hypothesized that the Canon may have been composed for Johann Christoph Bach's wedding, on 23 October 1694, which Pachelbel attended Johann Ambrosius Bach Pachelbel, and other friends and family provided music for the occasion. Johann Christoph Bach, the oldest brother of Johnann Sebastian Bach was a former pupil of Pachelbel"
There are any number of YouTube videos of this modern version and I have chosen a live performance (it is almost cetainly not the best one available but it was "Recorded on December 26, 2008, at the Air Canada Centre, Toronto".
But more recently my favourite seasonal air has been "The Christmas Shoes"
For some reason I was sure it was sung by Dan Fogelberg but I drew a blank on YouTube
After a quick google later I found the correct answer is a "Christian group" called Newsong
WARNING. if you have not heard this before go and fetch a box of tissues!!
Newsong's recording may be played or downloaded or the embed code copied on this website
http://mp3skull.com/mp3/christmas_shoes.html
a good quality mp3 sampled at 256KBPS a file of 8.88MB may be downloaded from the
download link which is
http://warptubes.com/wp-content/uplo...-christmas.mp3
All the very best to you and yours in 2013
(Sir) John
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