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Monday, November 28, 2011

Favorite Christmas Songs

First of all, I make no distinction on my song list or in my mind what is the "real" meaning of Christmas. So, I won't entertain you with my thoughts. This is just a list of my favorite singles. If you only like songs/carols that are praise to a deity, feel free to post those. I will not chide you for your beliefs or choices, nor should anyone extoll the deity to whom these are directed or chide anyone else for personal choices or beliefs. This is not a post about respective ideologies! Respect that, please. This is just for fun, okay? I trust you.

On Thanksgiving Day I tuned in to 96.5 FM, Magic 96.5 Birmingham, knowing it would be all Christmas music from now on! So, Christmas songs are on my mind continually, as I sit here, typing and listening on my laptop.

This is by no means an exhaustive list or in any particular order. Aren't you glad it is not my whole list? I deleted some for brevity's sake.

Oh, Holy Night
Little Drummer Boy
Here Comes Santa Claus Gene Autry (video)
Silent Night
Happy Christmas (War is Over) Lennon version
Winter Wonderland
Rocking Around the Christmas Tree
Santa, Baby
Baby, It's Cold Outside (Rod Stewart and Dolly Parton)
Sleigh Ride (Leroy Anderson) (Air Supply)
Silver Bells
Do You Hear What I Hear?
Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (I just cannot help it, but, surprisingly, I love the kookiness and red-neck words! especially the medicine)
Same Auld Lang Syne (Dan Fogelberg)
Scarlet Ribbons
The Christmas Song
I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas (Bing Crosby)
Hard Candy Christmas (Dolly Parton)
Winter Wonderland
Up on the Housetop
Frosty, the Snowman
Feliz Navidad (Jose Feliciano)
Jingle Bell Rock (Bobby Helms)
Santa Claus is Coming to Town

I have found many people who say they have never heard of Scarlet Ribbons, a Christmas favorite of mine that obviously fallen out of disfavor as a Christmas song. No one seems to know the Dan Fogelberg song, either. Listen to what is said in the background of "War is Over." Oh, the links may have just the lyrics, but to the left there may be a button the hear the song. If not, you can google it if you really desire to hear it. You won't be disappointed, I hope.

Your turn
Are you as thrilled with Christmas songs as I am? Do they nauseate you...lol? Does anyone listen to Christmas music exclusively for a month like I do? What are your favorite songs for Christmas? Merry Christmas!

Don't forget the read the first post today about Wendy's blog.

6 comments:

  1. I like Christmas songs ome of the time. The John Lenin song is a favorite. Little Drummer Boy too:)I really like the Motown bands so anything Christmas from them is my real preferance.

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  2. I'm a bit of a humbug when it comes to Christmas...

    but here are some songs that mean something to me...

    Fairytale of New York - The Pogues and the late lamented Kirsti MacColl
    Gaudete - Steeleye Span
    Ring out those Solstice Bells - Jethro Tull
    I Believed in Father Christmas - Greg Lake

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  3. LindaM,
    Thanks. Motown Christmas. Some I like.

    Furtheron,
    You have stumped me. None of those are familiar, so I will make the effort to listen to all on your list. I was hoping I would get a selection or two that I had not heard. Thanks.

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  4. you pretty much hit all of my favourite songs. the only one that i would add, Furtheron already nabbed - Fairytale of New York. it is an amazingly, sad, sorrowful and yet somehow uplifting song all at the same time. check youtube and watch the video - it is awesome too!

    your friend,
    kymber

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  5. kymber and Furtheron,
    I just listened to Fairytale of New York. It is so sad. Actually, most Christmas movies and many of the songs are dark. Thanks, I just learned something new today.

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  6. The Pogues are awesome in general....I couldn't think of the name of this song yesterday, Stop The Cavalry by Jona Lewis.

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