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    holiday tunes

    I'm sitting here, playing my "Nutcracker" CD and feeling somewhat Christmasy.
    What is your favorite holiday song? Mine would have to be "Walking in a Winter Wonderland." Even though I'm in south FL wearing short sleeves right now...makes me wish for some snow!!!

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    "Please Come Home For Christmas" by Charles Brown - perfect juke joint blues Christmas song ( I think Don Henley, among others, remade it)

    "Silent Night" by the Temptations - 'nuff said

    "Let It Snow" - Boys II Men and Brian McKnight - not a bad contemporary song
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    Traditional: Silver Bells

    Non-Traditional: My December-Linkin Park

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    Even though I'm not a religious person, O Holy Night is my favorite traditional song.

    Non-traditional song that always gets me in the Christmas mood is Christmas Wrapping by the Waitresses. It was one of my favorite songs growing up.

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    I recall my ex mother-in-law playing "I'll be Home for Christmas" being sung by Bing Crosby the same year he died. I fell out of the chair laughing and yelling "Not this year, Bing!" Still my favorite though.
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    Originally posted by nerudite
    Even though I'm not a religious person, O Holy Night is my favorite traditional song.

    Non-traditional song that always gets me in the Christmas mood is Christmas Wrapping by the Waitresses. It was one of my favorite songs growing up.
    That's a GREAT one! I always smile when I hear that one...especially when she says, "oh you forgot the cranberries, too?"

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    Sex Toys for Christmas - Vegas Dimilo
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    Anything by Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Perry Como, Johhny Mathis, or Jim Reeves. But the most memorable is The Christmas Song by Nat.

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    Traditional: Angels we have heard on high (Gloria in Excelsis Deo )
    Popular: I'll be Home for Christmas (though now, I'll have RichmondJake's story going on in the back of my head when I hear it , sorry Bing! )
    John Mellencamp's -- I saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
    Burce Springsteen's -- Santa Claus is Coming to Town
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    My favorite "non-traditional" song, if there's even such a thing is a 'typical' New Orleans Christmas carol from Benny Grunch.

    THE TWELVE YATS OF CHRISTMAS
    (Benny "Grunch" Antin) Anzel Anzel, BMI

    1. On'da foist day'a Christmas mah
    Mawmaw gave'to me a Crawfish'dey
    Caught in Arabi

    2. In'da Christmas Picayune I seen it
    Dere'n Section E, Tujaque's Recipe

    3. On'da thoid day' a Christmas we
    Stopped at McKenzie for Three French Breads

    4. On the fourth day I said OK let's get a
    Christmas tree Before'ya Drive Me Nuts

    5. On the fifth day of Christmas we
    stopped at A&G for Frrried Onion Rrrings

    6. On'da sixth day'a Christmas we
    stopped at K&B's for a Six Pack'a Dixie

    7. Cemetery traffic got backed up to
    Metairie at the Seventeenth Street Canal

    8. On'da eighth day of Christmas me and
    Rosalie Ate By'ya Mama's

    9. On the ninth day of Christmas we drove
    down Delery in'da Lower Ninth Ward

    10. I used'ta be at Kaiser now I'm woikin
    down'da street at'da Tenneco Chalmette Refinery

    11. On the eleventh day at Vetran's
    Highway try'ta cross the street with Eleven Schwegmann Bags

    12. On the twelfth day of Christmas my
    true love gave to me a Dozen Manuel's Tamales
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    Forgot my other fav: The Bob & Doug McKenzie version of the 12 Days of Christmas
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    Originally posted by Floridays
    That's a GREAT one! I always smile when I hear that one...especially when she says, "oh you forgot the cranberries, too?"
    Totally. I heard it when I was shopping for Christmas gifts the other day... it made my day.

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    The Christmas Song, by Nat King Cole. All other versions of the song suck.

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    Seconding Bob & Doug McKenzie here. LOVE it. Other wise I just heard a rendition of Silent Night by Bela Flek and the Flecktones the other night that was a mind blower. I HATE Manheim Steamroller. HATE it with a passion. If anyone plays it, I slyly pull it out of rotation while no ones looking. It just grates on my nerves. I prefer traditional stuff by the greats like nat King Cole etall. The more romantic and feel goody stuff. I also like some of the "very specail christmas" albums that have been put out over the years.
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    I'm still a sucker for the old hymns
    O Holy Night, What Child is This, and Gloria in Excelsis Deo have always been my favorites.

    Albums I like to play duing the season include just about any jazz/blues holiday collection and the Very Special Christmas . compilations. The Chris Cornell rendition of Ave Maria on the third edition is something else.
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    "Christmas Song" by Nat.

    "Mele Kalikimaka" by Bing.

    "Let it Snow" by Wynton.

    EDIT: I can't believe I forgot the whole Vince Guaraldi score for "Charlie Brown Christmas"...
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    Bah, humbug.

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    I also enjoy all the TV jingles for beer commercials.
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    Originally posted by NHPlanner
    Forgot my other fav: The Bob & Doug McKenzie version of the 12 Days of Christmas
    That is definitely one of my top favorites! And a beer...

    What about jingle bells, batman smells, robin laid an egg....?

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    I love just about anything sung by Bing Crosby, but my top favorites of his are "O Come All Ye Faithful" and "White Christmas" (Any Christmas song he sings with the Andrews Sisters on backup is a third).

    Also, I like Little Drummer Boy by the Harry Simone Chorale

    Santa Baby (Madonna's version is pretty good)
    Bob & Doug's 12 Days of Christmas

    There was a guy who did a Christmas spoof of Sabbath's "Iron Man"...really funny. That guy has some funny Christmas songs, but I forget his name.

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    Originally posted by El Feo
    "

    EDIT: I can't believe I forgot the whole Vince Guaraldi score for "Charlie Brown Christmas"...
    That's a favorite in our family, too.

    Also "White Christmas" and "Snoopy's Christmas".

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    "Silent Night" - The Temptations version

    "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" - from the Jackson 5 Christmas Album (1970):

    Lyrics

    Wow! Mommyís kissing Santa Claus!
    I saw mommy kissing Santa Claus
    Underneath the mistletoe last night
    She didnít see me creep
    Down the stairs to have a peep
    She thought that I was tucked up
    In my bedroom, fast asleep

    Then I saw mommy tickle Santa Claus
    Underneath his beard so snowy white
    Oh, what a laugh it would have been
    If daddy had only seen
    Mommy kissing Santa Claus last night

    He saw mommy kissing Santa Claus
    I did! I really did see mommy kissing Santa Claus
    And Iím gonna tell my dad

    Then I saw mommy tickle santa claus
    Underneath his beard so snowy white
    Oh, what a laugh it would have been
    If daddy had only seen
    Mommy kissing Santa Claus last night

    Oh, what a laugh it would have been
    If daddy had only seen
    Mommy kissing Santa Claus last night

    I did! I did! I really did see mommy kissing Santa Claus
    You gotta believe me! you just gotta believe me!
    Come on, fellas, believe me! you just gotta believe me!

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    Originally posted by BiteMeElmo


    There was a guy who did a Christmas spoof of Sabbath's "Iron Man"...really funny. That guy has some funny Christmas songs, but I forget his name.
    That would be Bob Rivers
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    Originally posted by BiteMeElmo
    There was a guy who did a Christmas spoof of Sabbath's "Iron Man"...really funny. That guy has some funny Christmas songs, but I forget his name.
    "I am Santa Clause" by Bob Rivers. Very, very funny. It's a good bet that just about any classic rock station will have it in rotation at some point this month.

    A couple of Christmas songs some might consider cheesy 1980s Brit-rock that I'll admit to liking are "Do They Know it's Christmas" by Band Aid, and Wham's "Last Christmas" (Jimmy Eat World has a good version of this one).

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    Traditional: What Child is This, pref. with bagpipes etc.
    Modern: Tie between Christmas is Quiet by the Wild Colonials and Santa Doesn't Cop out on Dope by Sonic Youth, both on the highly recommended Just Say Noel CD.
    Have also been known to get that weepy sentimental need to buy stuff while listening to Nat King Cole and Bing Crosby, esp. when driving around looking at lights and drinking cocoa.
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