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What is your favorite kind of holiday music?

Asked by irocktheworld (2119points) October 17th, 2009

What I mean is what kind of songs would you normally listen to when the holidays are coming up like Halloween or Christmas.
For example,on Christmas I would listen to “Jingle Bells” and “Rodolf the Red Nosed Reindeer” :)

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beatthelastboss's avatar

No holiday music :D

J0E's avatar

I love Christmas music, the best are the classics. Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby, Johnny Mathis, Frank Sinantra, Andy Williams, and a little TSO too.

DrasticDreamer's avatar

For the holidays, most of the radio stations in my city play Christmas music continuously, so I just tune into one of those. I’m not religious, but I still listen to religious Christmas songs because I think a lot of them are really beautiful.

evegrimm's avatar

I agree with @beatthelastboss: there are radio stations in my hometown that start playing Christmas music the day after Thanksgiving, so by the time Christmas rolls around I want to go on a killing rampage. :D

I do like my Mannheim Steamroller, though. (It gets listened to year-round, though.)

MacBean's avatar

The silent kind. BAH HUMBUG.

DominicX's avatar

I like all kinds of Christmas music. I like traditional Christmas music like Once in Royal David’s City, “The First Noel”, “Angels We Have Heard on High”, “The Twelve Days of Christmas”, “Sleigh Ride”, etc. but I also like things like Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and other Christmas classical music like choral pieces or even instrumental like “Eclogue” by Gerald Finzi or “Dancing Day” by John Rutter.

My favorite Christmas song right now is “White is in the Winter Night” by Enya: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYfmV2tLOHc No one shouldn’t like this song. :)

J0E's avatar

@evegrimm There is a station where I live that will start playing Christmas music on Halloween and keep playing it until New Years Day. I don’t miss a day of it.

dalepetrie's avatar

I dislike Christmas music, so I prefer novelty records, like Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer, Christmas at Ground Zero, or The Hanukkah Song.

RedPowerLady's avatar

I really enjoy holiday music even though it doesn’t pertain particularly to my personal set of beliefs. For Christmas I really enjoy a lot of the favorite songs such as Silent Night, God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman, Up on the Rooftop, You Better Watch Out cause Santa is coming to town etc…

Also my favorite Christmas movie is: A Christmas Carol with Scrooge. I have always loved it in all it’s versions. Now A Christmas Story creeps me out, ick.

ekans's avatar

Hanukkah in Santa Monica. I usually don’t go for this kind of stuff, but Tom Lehrer is just too great.

Jack_Haas's avatar

Vince Guaraldi’s classics from the Peanuts specials.

filmfann's avatar

My parents had the old Firestone collection, which were fantastic. Andy Williams, Barbra Streisand, etc. I love traditional gospell hymns, too.
But what I really love and listen to is A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector

jamielynn2328's avatar

I love holiday music. I play it so much that by December 20th everyone around me is groaning in a nauseous sort of way. So… Any kinds of holiday music is good for me, but I love the classics. I’m not really into current groups remaking old christmas carols.

MacBean's avatar

Okay, I have to admit, I really like Carol of the Bells. I can (and sometimes do) listen to it over and over and over, at any time of the year.

But other than that… BAH HUMBUG.

Aethelwine's avatar

I must hear the music from Halloween at least once during the month of October.

After Thanksgiving I get out our Christmas cd collection that includes Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker, Burl Ives Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Vince Guaraldi Trio and Harry Connick Jr.. We like to buy a new cd each Christmas. It looks like we need some blues in our collection. Any suggestions?

RedPowerLady's avatar

Has anyone mentioned “Thriller” ?? Got to hear that during October :)

ccrow's avatar

I like to try to find something different every year. I have a lot of classics, also Christmas albums by Squirrel Nut Zippers, Crash Test Dummies… Oh and the ‘Special Christmas’ ones too. I like to find things like the traditional songs done in a new way, or by some one new.

aprilsimnel's avatar

I bust out Der Bingle in December. And I love Five Pound Box of Money by Pearl Bailey. Vince Guaraldi, of course.

Aw, I just stick to the classics from the 40s-60s. None of that Grandma Got Run Over…” or ”Wonderful Christmastime” by His Paulness shite. Two exceptions from my first decade of life: War is Over by The Plastic Ono Band and Little Drummer Boy by Der Bingle and Mr Bowie.

JLeslie's avatar

Love Christmas music, mostly the religious stuff, not fond of Jingle Bells, or Rudolph the Rednosed Raindeer. Love that song with the bells that goes merry merry merry christmas…not sure the title of the song?? I also enjoy Do they Know it’s Christmas by Band Aid.

Typically I don’t like when the songs are redone in a different tempo, especially when they slow it down.

brinibear's avatar

I love listening to Christmas music by The Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Manheim Steam Roller, and the music from the Nutcracker. I also love Christmas music from around the world.

ubersiren's avatar

I really love most Christmas music. In fact, thanks to this thread, I looked up an album that my parents had when I was young and I think I’ll buy it! Oh boy. I know Amazon has it rated as a 3 star, but my memory and sentiment make it a 5 star.

I also can’t get enough Halloween music this time of year. @RedPowerLady mentioned Thriller of course. I really enjoy Dead Man’s Party, Zombie Jamborie, The Monster Mash, Flying purple people eater, Feed my Frankenstein, and all other things spooky.

evegrimm's avatar

@ubersiren, OMG, lurve for Dead Man’s Party!!

Dr_C's avatar

I friggin LOVE christmas music… everything from this (my personal favorite) to Baby Please come home from U2 to the classic So This Is Christmas by the immortal John Lennon.

It’s my favorite time of year and i start getting excited about it since just before Halloween. I already have a playlist of my favorite Christmas songs (around 57) on my iPhone.

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