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Favorite Holiday Music
« on: December 25, 2016, 03:49:14 PM »
What is your favorite version of your favorite holiday music?

You can make it a top five if you want.
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Re: Favorite Holiday Music
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2016, 06:32:23 PM »
Mannheim Steamroller

Most any version of "Carol of the Bells"

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Re: Favorite Holiday Music
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2016, 12:07:42 AM »
My faves are the Charlie Brown Christmas album and Phil Spector's A Christmas Gift for You.

My wife LOVES Xmas music and has been playing it incessantly. I'm rather burnt out on it now.

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Re: Favorite Holiday Music
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2016, 12:16:00 AM »
 :)

I have to pace myself, so as not to burn out. This year I've mostly listened to Pentatonics, Bublé and two new favorites, Over the Rhine and Sharon Jones. Thanks, Sam and Junior!
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Re: Favorite Holiday Music
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2016, 12:57:51 AM »
Nostalgia picks:
Do you hear what I hear? by Johnny Mathis
Jingle Bells? by Barbara Streisand
Someday at Christmas by Stevie Wonder

Modern picks that tend to be funny:
12 Days of Christmas by Straight No Chaser
Chiron Beta Prime by Jonathan Coulton
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Re: Favorite Holiday Music
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2016, 02:52:22 PM »
Do You Hear What I Hear - the Whitney Houston version specifically, but I like them all
Disney Christmas Albums
Mannheim Steamroller
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Re: Favorite Holiday Music
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2016, 10:02:23 AM »
Couldn't do just 5...

10. White Christmas- Otis Redding
9. Backdoor Santa- Clarence Carter
8. Everything's Gonna Be Cool This Xmas- eels
7. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)- Darlene Love
6. Jingle Bells- Barbara Streisand
5. It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year- Andy Williams
4. Happy Christmas (War Is Over)- John Lennon
3. Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight Tonight)- The Ramones
2. Soulful Christmas- James Brown
1. Father Christmas- The Kinks
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Re: Favorite Holiday Music
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2016, 12:33:30 PM »
Great list, Matt.
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Re: Favorite Holiday Music
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2016, 02:46:57 PM »
Great list, Matt.

Thanks, oldkid!

Every year, I make a 2 discs of holiday music. One which is acceptable to play at my mom's party, and another I keep in the car. If anyone is interested in them, PM me and I can upload it and send you a link.

A great Christmas album from last year came from (another!) artist who left us too early. But if you all haven't heard the holiday album from Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, you're missing out on some Christmas soul.
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Re: Favorite Holiday Music
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2016, 03:12:38 PM »
We did listen to it in the Group Listening Booth thread.  Fantastic!  It inspired me to make a Soul Christmas list.
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