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dogsbody
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Yes Christmas approaches once again, and the High Street shops here in England one again echo the songs of Christmas's past. maybe they are always played to remind us of better Christmas times when it was still a special time that lasted but two weeks including the build up instead of the two month commercial hard sell followed with worst of all Boxing Day sales we all put up with now. Where did the real meaning of Christmas go. I'm not very religeous but it seems as if we have pushed the Christian part of it right out over the years. Christmas eve and day is still special and a reflective time for me and a time to think of family, friends and love for one's fellow man. What do you all think?

I don't know about you but those Christmas hits of yesteryear are starting to wear a bit thin but they give us hope. There are still one or two that will always stand out for me. They are:

Happy Christmas (War is Over) ---- Not just because its Lennon but because of the lyrics. "Look what we have we done" over the last thirty years since he wrote it. Makes you think eh!

Are You Lonely This Christmas --- Mud. Simply the best Elvis impression by a British lead singer. And yes there are a lot of lonely people at Christmas.

What are your favorites?

Didn't mean this to be a sad reflective post!

Chris

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Amen to the Lennon tune. Unfortunately, it's seems to be always timely (we never seem to have peace, do we?)

I also really like Ringo's version of "White Christmas", "Rudolph", and his Pax Vobiscum song on his Christmas CD of a few years ago. He rocks it.

Well we all shine on--like the moon and the stars and the sun.
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I've always been partial to "the Little Drummer Boy" It has a great message( you don't have to be wealthy to give something worth while" 8) 8) 8) --the dog

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Bob Seger's version of Little Drummer Boy as well has David Bowie & Bing Crosby's version. Garth Brook's Silent Night & Vince Gil's Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas are also favorites. Bruce Springsteen's Santa Claus is Coming to Town is awesome as well.


   
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Anything the Trans-Siberian Orchestra has done. They rock out to X-mas music!


   
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Christmas Wrapping -- The Waitresses
Father Christmas -- The Kinks (another Kinks tunes I believe I've heard dhodge play!)
White Christmas -- As sung by der Bingle of course
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Trans-Siberian Orchestra sounds good to me. :D

I also go for some Jose Feliciano "Feliz Navidad."
The Billboard cds, 1935-1954 and 1955-present.
and lampooned Christmas songs.

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All-time fave is Slade - Merry Xmas Everybody....loud, raucous fun, guaranteed to get any party going.....

Other songs I love to play loud at Xmas, get drunk and sing along to and play?

Wizzard - I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day
Greg Lake - I Believe In Father Xmas
Elton John - Step Into Xmas
Darkness - Xmas Time (Don't Let The Bells End)
The Pogues & Kirsty McColl - Fairytale of New York City
Lennon - Happy Xmas (War is Over)
Chuck Berry - Run Rudolph Run
Springsteen - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Shakin Stevens - Merry Xmas Everyone

The ORIGINAL Band Aid single.....

And looks like yet another trip to the attic to dig out Phil Spector's Xmas Album....great stuff, I especially love "Frosty the Snowman" .......

One of my favourite Xmas memories though has to be watching the Xmas day "Top Of The Pops" as a teenager - Elton John playing along to Get It On with T.Rex on a piano covered in tinfoil...there wasn't even a piano track on the single.....Rod and The Faces (Inc. Ron Wood) looning about to Maggie May, with John Peel "playing!" mandolin....

:D :D :D :D :D

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Jingle Bell Rock - nice guitar work

"This song starts off kinda slow then fizzles out altogether" Neil Young


   
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My favorite Christmas songs don't get as much
play as most of the previously mentioned ones

Christmas in Prison - John Prine

Christmas Must Be Tonight - The Band

Although Run Run Rudolph is great fun to play

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Although Run Run Rudolph is great fun to play

O.K., you have my attention.

I've never heard of Run Run Rudolph. Is he being shot at? If so, I swear it isn't me! :roll:


   
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Blind Boys of Alabama and Tom Waits bluesy rendition of "Go Tell it on the Mountain" is absolutely amazing. This one will never wear thin for me. :)

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Ah! you've cheered me up no end now Lads & Lasses. I knew you all would.

Chuck Berry. His songs never seem to get onto those Christmas compilation CD's

"Run Rodolf Run", almost forgot that one. yeah I love it too. Classic Chuck.

And don't forget his other classic: "Merry Christmas Baby" what a terrific mellow blues number, perfect for wrapping presents to in front of the fire with your Missus and some Christmas spirit.

I've got both of these songs on vinyl but no record player. suffering succatash!!!!

Chris

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I haven't heard much of christmas songs but i like these 2 -

Mistletoe and wine - cliff richard

Let it snow - bill crowsby (did i get the artist right ?)

Well , i will sure check out the songs you guys are naming , must be good :wink:
Here we don't have much in christmas celebration , but yes ,GOA is an exception ....

Rahul


   
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I'm preety sure it was Bing Crosby , Rahul

I just like choirs singing Jingle Bells and Silent Night

Simple but very effective

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