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What is your favorite Christmas song?

Asked by 3easychords (219points) November 27th, 2013

I realize I am early but soon they will start flooding the airwaves with Christmas songs. It drives some of us batty. It puts others in the spirit.

Out of the million variations is their one out of the bunch that you actually enjoy hearing each year?

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3easychords's avatar

@Smitha A classic. Thanks for the wonderful link Smitha.

Seaofclouds's avatar

I have a lot of favorites. I love the music at Christmas time. Some of my favorites are:

O Holy Night
Silent Night
Jingle Bell Rock
Carol of the Bells

kritiper's avatar

Any Christmas song sung by The Chipmunks.

3easychords's avatar

@Seaofclouds All excellent choices. Thank you for the links.

3easychords's avatar

@kritiper HA! They bring back a lot of memories. When I was a kid my parents had a Christmas record of them and they put it on every Christmas day for us to hear.

Thanks

Pachy's avatar

I Have a Little Dreidel The Christmas Song (F. Sinatra and Nat Cole in an edited duet) and I’ll Be Home for Christmas (also Sinatra)

forestGeek's avatar

Definitely Vince Guaraldi’s Linus & Lucy. That whole A Charlie Brown Christmas Album is amazing. Reminds me of when I actually enjoyed the holidays.

Pachy's avatar

Also, here’s a juiced up version of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen that I love.

3easychords's avatar

@Pachyderm_In_The_Room Yes another classic. Thank you

I also like when Nat King Cole does O Tennanbuam.

3easychords's avatar

Thank you everyone have a great Christmas and New Year. I was told that I was annoying so I am leaving Fluther.

tom_g's avatar

@forestGeek has the correct answer.

@3easychords: “I was told that I was annoying so I am leaving Fluther.”

That is annoying.

KNOWITALL's avatar

Santa Baby, it’s sexy and fun.

Leave a sable under the tree, for me…..

JimTurner's avatar

Bing Crosby – White Christmas

Bruce Springsteen – Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Beach Boys – The Man with All the Toys

Seek's avatar

Hm, the Christmas music started the day after Halloween around here. I’ve avoided leaving my house.

That said, I do enjoy Christmas music when it’s actually Christmas time!

In a few weeks I’ll break out the Irving Berlin, Burl Ives, and Nat King Cole records. Of course, we have to include the Chipmunks.

But my favourite music to play around Christmas time are the Trans-Siberian Orchestra albums “The Lost Christmas Eve” and “The Christmas Attic”. And of course the Savatage song that TSO is most famous for playing, Sarajevo 12/24

Lorna's avatar

Kirstie Maccoll – Fairytale of New York.

amujinx's avatar

My favorite is by Eric Idle.

BhacSsylan's avatar

Not strictly christmas, but I have to give it to Winter Song by Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson.

downtide's avatar

I can’t pick just one…

Greg Lake – I Believe in Father Christmas

Jona Lewie – Stop the Cavalry

The Pogues & Kirsty McColl – Fairytale of New York

Steve Earle – Christmas in Washington

Kate Bush – December Will Be Magic Again

(from Anastasia) Once Upon A December

and, on guitar, Stille Nacht

flutherother's avatar

Either White Christmas or Silent Night.

anniereborn's avatar

@downtide You strange Brit. I don’t know any of those :P

cookieman's avatar

I have three:
• Silver Bells
• Merry Little Christmas
• River by Joni Mitchell

downtide's avatar

@anniereborn they don’t come any more American than Steve Earle :)

MadMadMax's avatar

Kinda sad since it’s Hanuka not Christmas

But I always always loved Good Good King Wenceslas. My grandmother said it was an ethics lesson.

Good King Wenceslas looked out
on the feast of Stephen,
when the snow lay round about,
deep and crisp and even.
Brightly shone the moon that night,
though the frost was cruel,
when a poor man came in sight,
to gather winter fuel.

Hither, page, and stand by me.
If thou know it telling:
yonder peasant, who is he?
Where and what his dwelling?

Sire, he lives a good league hence,
underneath the mountain,
right against the forest fence
by Saint Agnes fountain.

Bring me flesh, and bring me wine.
Bring me pine logs hither.
Thou and I will see him dine
when we bear the thither.

Page and monarch, forth they went,
forth they went together
through the rude wind’s wild lament
and the bitter weather.

Sire, night is darker now,
and the wind blows stronger.
Fails my heart, I know not how.
I can go no longer.

Ark my footsteps my good page,
tread thou in them boldly:
Thou shalt find the winter’s rage
freeze thy blood less coldly.

In his master’s step he trod,
where the snow lay dented.
Heat was in the very sod
which the King had printed.

Therefore, all good men, be sure,
wealth or rank possessing,
ye who now will bless the poor
shall yourselves find blessing

Seaofclouds's avatar

@downtide I love Once Upon A December. I didn’t even think about that song. I have the soundtrack for Anastasia and usually listen to that song over and over again when I’m listening to that CD.

Adagio's avatar

I enjoy many traditional Christmas songs but it’s not until I hear the first rendition of Snoopy’s Christmas that I know the Christmas season is really upon us.

shego's avatar

My favorite is “Silver Bells” followed closely by “I Saw Three Ships”

syz's avatar

The Grinch Song. He was my hero until he developed hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (his heart grew three sizes that day).

ibstubro's avatar

White Christmas and Rocking Around the Christmas Tree.

LilCosmo's avatar

Oh Holy Night; even though I don’t celebrate the birth of Jesus, I still think this is the most beautiful of all Christmas carols. I know it isn’t a Christmas song, I truly love Adam Sandler’s Hanukkah Song.

Don’t forget The Christmas Shoes, my nominee for the worst Christmas song of all time.

ibstubro's avatar

I simply have to play this one at least once a season. It’s fun.

Bluefreedom's avatar

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

fightfightfight's avatar

Last Christmas by Wham! and also, Christmas Star by John Williams

vaibhav's avatar

The Ramones – Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight)
Vince Guaraldi Trio – Christmas Time is Here
Ryuichi Sakamoto – Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence
Greg Lake – I Believe in Father Christmas

LostInParadise's avatar

Although I take a generally bah humbug! attitude toward the holiday season, I am still moved by Nat King Cole’s version of The Christmas Song, at least the first few times that I hear it in stores.

@3easychords, If you ever get to read this, I am sorry that you left Fluther. There is room on this site for all different types and if some found you annoying, that should have been their problem, not yours.

Kardamom's avatar

^^ Why did the OP leave? I thought this was a lovely question.

ml3269's avatar

SLADE – Merry Christmas everybody.

linkbuilding's avatar

my favorite Christmas song is Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

downtide's avatar

@laceymary I heard that one on the radio yesterday, I’d forgotten how good it is.

Pachy's avatar

I love “Have Your a Merry Little Christmas.” It was introduced by Judy Garland in the 1944 MGM musical Meet Me in St. Louis. Frank Sinatra later recorded a version with modified lyrics, which has become more common than the original. The song was written by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane. In 2007, ASCAP ranked it the third most performed Christmas song during the preceding five years. Judy Frank

Pachy's avatar

@fightfightfight, I like Wham’s “Last Christmas” too. Somehow it manages to conjure up a feeling” about the season that all good Christmas songs do.

fightfightfight's avatar

@Pachyderm_In_The_Room I know, I love that song! I even listen to it all year round, it’s on my ipod :D

SnoopyGirl's avatar

Merry Christmas baby by Bruce Springsteen
All I want for Christmas is You by Mariah Carey
Charlie Brown christmas by Vince Guaraldi
Silent Night
White Christmas by Bing Crosby
Believe By josh Grolin

Pachy's avatar

Here’s a really nice and peppy new version of The Christmas Song.

Pachy's avatar

After I saw “Love, Actually” the first time a few years ago I added “All I Want for Christmas is You” to my favorites list. And I think this article
suggesting that this 19-year old song may have been be the last great new Christmas song written is correct, at least in the U.S.

downtide's avatar

Yesterday I heard another that I’d forgotten about, and totally love. Long December by Counting Crows.

I also agree about “All I want For Christmas” – I’ve never been a fan of Mariah Carey but that song is a true classic, and will probably still be as popular in fifty years as it is today.

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