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What your favourite Christmas song?

post #1 of 23
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I love Christmas music. I can start listening to it is the summer, or even all year long. My fav traditional carol is The Coventry Carol & my fav modern one is the SheDaisy version of Jingle Bells. They rewrote the melody & added a celtic flair. It is a neat spin on an old classic!
post #2 of 23
I love the classics, but out of the contemporary stuff, my favorite is Mariah Careys 'All I want for Christmas for you'. I that song! it's so uptempo and fun
post #3 of 23
My all-time favorite Christmas song is "O Holy Night", but not the Johnny Mathis version, please. I wonder if Andrea Bocelli has recorded it?

I used to really like Jingle Bell Rock when I was a kid, and now my daughter loves it. Is there a gene for that?

Obscure favorites: Two I had to learn in French when I was in school in Canada, one starts "Il est nee le Divine Enfant" and the other one "Un flambeau, Jeanette, Isabelle" ("Bring a torch, Jeanette, Isabella"). Also there is a version of "The Holly and the Ivy" that sounds like it was played on Medieval instruments that I really like.

Guilty pleasures: "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" and Adam Sandler's "The Chanukah Song". And I cry during verses 3 and 4 of "Here Comes Santa Claus" , even tho' it's probably sacreligious to make Santa sound like Jesus like that.
post #4 of 23
Hey Sunlion, My favorite is 'O Holy Night' I just can't find a version that I really love.

My second favorite is the Chipmunks Christmas Song

"Christmas, Christmas time is here"
"Time for joy and time for cheer"
"We've been good but we can't last"
post #5 of 23
I like all the "traditional" songs. Some of my favorites are Silent Night, We Wish you a Merry Christmas, The First Noel, Santa Clause is coming to Town, Rudolph, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bell Rock, Joy to the World.
We have a lot of "kids" xmas music because of my children so its pretty sure you hear me singing Rudolph the Red nosed Reindeer often this time of year.
post #6 of 23
I like When a Child is Born by Kenny Rogers, O Holy Night, Oh Come All Ye Faithful, Ave Maria, Alelluya, You Merry Men, What Child is This, The Little Drummer Boy, Do you Hear What I Hear, and others like it. I like most of the other songs. I also like the songs from Home Alone.

I don't know why but the one song that really drives me nuts is Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire(the Christmas Song).
post #7 of 23
The Little Drummer Boy...bar none. i can't sing along with it without choking up.
post #8 of 23
I love O Come All Ye Faithful, O Holy Night, Oh Come, Oh Come Emanuel, and lots of the other traditional songs. I really like Celine Dion's version of some of these. She has a beautiful voice. I prefer the religious songs over the secular ones.
post #9 of 23
Anything by Nat King Cole.....


Ken
post #10 of 23
There is not a christmas song that I don't like. This time of year, I even take CD's in the car with me. One of the songs that really makes me giggle and puts me in a good mood is..
All I want for Christmas..
is my 2 front teeth
post #11 of 23
Sfell and Sunlion-
O Holy Night is my favorite too, but I can't find a good recording of it either. I heard it done beautifully on the radio once a long time ago by a female singer, but they never said who it was. Seems like the versions of it I find are done with too many vocal gymnastics or unneeded instrumentation. If the people would just sing (and play)the song plainly, clearly, and with true feeling, I think it would be incredible.
post #12 of 23
Little drummer Boy is a great song...I also love little donkey and Marys Boy Child....I just lurve Christmas songs all together
post #13 of 23
I like all of them, especially Manheim Steemroller! I also like the newer Christmas songs by the "newer" artists.
post #14 of 23
Alexnell...there is a version of O Holy Night out that is sung by Martina McBride, maybe thats the one you heard? It is a beautiful version of that song, which is probably my favorite. I love the traditional songs, we have digital cable and there are stations on there that are just music stations (not videos, just a black screen and the song playing) mine is always on the Traditional Holiday Music station this time of year We listen to a lot of kids Christmas songs too as my kids are 6 and 4
post #15 of 23
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Originally posted by alexnell
Sfell and Sunlion-
O Holy Night is my favorite too, but I can't find a good recording of it either. I heard it done beautifully on the radio once a long time ago by a female singer, but they never said who it was. Seems like the versions of it I find are done with too many vocal gymnastics or unneeded instrumentation. If the people would just sing (and play)the song plainly, clearly, and with true feeling, I think it would be incredible.
Martina McBride has a beautiful accapella version. John Berry's version gives me goose bumps & Andrea Bocelli's is stunning. You also can't forget Aaron Neville or Charlotte Church's versions - they both have such pure voices.
post #16 of 23
Oh, Holy Night by anyone who can sing good. I like Blue Christmas by Elvis.
post #17 of 23
Traditional Silent Night

But hands down favorite Merry Christmas Darling by Karen Carpenter
post #18 of 23
I love

Silent night

I wish it could be Christmas everyday

I'm dreaming of a White Christmas.

Rudolf the red nosed Reindeer.

Oh I have so many favourites, I also like a song called, 6 white Boomer's by Rolf Harris, here are the words



Early on one Christmas Day a joey kangaroo,
Was far from home and lost in a great big zoo.
'Mummy, where's my mummy? They've taken her away.'
We'll help you find your mummy, son. Hop up on the sleigh.'
Up beside the bag of toys little joey hopped,
But they hadn't gone far when Santa stopped.
Unharnessed all the reindeer and Joey wondered why,
Then he heard a far off booming in the sky.

Six white boomers, snow white boomers,
Racing Santa Claus through the blazing sun.
Six white boomers, snow white boomers,
On his Australian run.

Pretty soon old Santa began to feel the heat,
Took his fur lined boots off to cool his feet,
Into one popped Joey, feeling quite okay,
While those old man Kangaroos kept pulling on the sleigh.

Six white boomers, snow white boomers,
Racing Santa Claus through the blazing sun.
Six white boomers, snow white boomers,
On his Australian run.

Joey said to Santa, 'Santa, what about the toys?
Aren't you iving some to these girls and boys?'
'They've got all their presents, son, we were here last night,
this trip is an extra trip, Joey's special flight.'

Six white boomers, snow white boomers,
Racing Santa Claus through the blazing sun.
Six white boomers, snow white boomers,
On his Australian run.

Soon the sleigh was flashing past right over Marble Bar,
'Slow down there,' cried Santa, 'it can't be far,
Come up on my lap here, son, and have a look around.'
'There she is, that's mummy, bounding up and down.'

Six white boomers, snow white boomers,
Racing Santa Claus through the blazing sun.
Six white boomers, snow white boomers,
On his Australian run.

Well that's the bestest Christmas treat that Joey ever had,
Curled up in mother's pouch feeling snug and glad.
The last they saw was Santa heading northwards from the sun,
The only year the boomers worked a double run.

Six white boomers, snow white boomers,
Racing Santa Claus through the blazing sun.
Six white boomers, snow white boomers,
On his Australian run.
post #19 of 23
OMG! ROLF HARRIS!!! We used to get some of his stuff in Canada, but he's virtually unknown in the US. Does he still have that 'stach that makes him look like a rabbit? How funny!
post #20 of 23
I absolutely love all the old traditional Christmas songs, but one I heard just recently, by Michael Crawford, Mary Did You Know? IS ONE OF MY FAVORITES. Another one...and it just takes my breath away every time I hear it is The Hannuka Song, by Kenny G. I don`t know if it is the same one that you like, Sunlion. I don`t even know if this one has words, but if it does I sure would like to know them. It is so full of emotion. When I was a little girl there was a song I loved about a doll that had been broken and taken to the doll hospital. It was to return home on Christmas day. I am not sure of the title, but I think it was Are My Ears On Straight. Does anyone else remember this song?????
post #21 of 23
Gotta admit to being a big fan of "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer".

I also like "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" by Bruce Springsteen.

I love listening to the Nutcracker, as well.
post #22 of 23
My favorite is Merry Christmas From The Family by Robert Earl Keene.
post #23 of 23
There is a singer that knows how to sing O Holy Night very well. It is the opera singer Luciano Pavorittie(I think that is his name) and he sings with a choir. Really beautiful! Also, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir are excellent singers.
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