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Post by Mr Bounce Mon 12 Dec 2011, 12:08 pm

Which Xmas song do you love? And which can you not bear??

My 2 favourites are Greg Lake's "I Believe In Father Christmas" and (surprisingly, because I generally can't stand her...) Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Xmas Is You".

And the 2 that make me want to kick the speakers in are "Simply Having A Wonderful Christmas Time" by Paul McCartney and "Merry Christmas (War Is Over)" by John Lennon & Yoko Ono. Played to death and for some reason just do my head in. I don't want to hear about how Paul is having a great (extremely rich and meat-free) Xmas. laughing

So what's your love and hate selection???

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Post by GG Mon 12 Dec 2011, 12:11 pm

Dean Martin - Let It Snow

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Post by Cari Mon 12 Dec 2011, 6:17 pm

Because they're brilliant:

The Pogues/Kirtsy Macoll - Fairytale of New York
The Alarm - Merry Christmas (War Is Over) - they used a male voice choir instead of kids and it made the song incredibly moving. Better than the original.
Judy Garland - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - very moving song.

For nostalgia value, and because they always make me feel Christmassy:

Band Aid - the first and original 1984 version was the best.
Wham! - Last Christmas.

Worst - Band Aid 2 - just utter rubbish.

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Post by Luke Tue 13 Dec 2011, 9:06 am

Favorite

The Pogues/Kirsty Mccoll - Fairytale of New York

Special Mentions to Wham Last Christmas, East 17 Stay Know,

Hate

Cliff Richard - Mistletoe and Wine.
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Post by MtotheC's Wrasslin Biatch Tue 13 Dec 2011, 9:14 am

Favourites - Elton John : Step into Christmas, Wizard : I wish it could be Christmas every day, and The Darkness (whatever their song was called - Don't let the bells end??)

I too hate the two ex- Beatles ones. And that Bing Crosby and David Bowie one.

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Post by ADMIN Tue 13 Dec 2011, 9:22 am

The proper old school ones are my favourites, the ones like Let it Snow, White Christmas, the Christmas Song etc. Not a fan of the 70's songs like Slade and Wizard.

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Post by Beer Tue 13 Dec 2011, 9:24 am

Bo Selecta - Proper Crimbo
The Darkness - Don't Let The Bells End
Mick Jagger & Joss Stone - Lonely This Christmas (Not a MUD cover)

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Post by MtotheC's Wrasslin Biatch Tue 13 Dec 2011, 9:24 am

It's not showing signs of stoppin'
And I've brought lots of corn for poppin'

is my favourite line in any Xmas song (may be a little inaccurate, but you know what I mean)

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Post by Beer Tue 13 Dec 2011, 9:31 am

No way....

(hee hee) Ho Ho Ho, I'm a bad Mo'Fo,
I got presents y'all but they two by two,
They closed the shop so I could buy for you,
Super Funky and you watch the bombs,
Watch out Santa 'coz here I come,
'Coz I sleep on the floor, never ever on a bed,
That's Santa's style so in your head,
It's me just up come sit on my knee,
Got gifts for y'all what you got for me,
Cha'mone (Cha'mone), Cha'mone (Cha'mone),
Cha'mone check check da cone,
I said Bubbles ain't a monkey she can move real funky,
Cha'mone check check da cone, (that's right) Ow!

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Post by dyrewolfe Tue 13 Dec 2011, 3:32 pm

My favourite songs are:

Greg Lake - I Believe In Father Christmas
Chris de Burgh - A Spaceman Came Travelling
Slade - Merry Xmas Everybody
Bing Crosby - White Christmas
Band Aid - Do They Know Its Christmas?
Elton John - Step Into Christmas
Wizard - I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday


Christmas songs I can't stand include:

John & Yoko - Merry Christmas (War Is Over)
East 17 - Stay Now
Mariah Carey? - The Perfect Year (not sure who sings this)
Mel & Kim - Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
Michael Jackson? - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (not sure about this either)

I also have a bizarre and possibly irrational hatred of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. steam
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Post by Cari Wed 14 Dec 2011, 7:20 pm

Demon - I love the Bowie and Bing one! Also recently Hurts did a good Xmas song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05J79Y8zQTw

Dyre - The Perfect Year was sung by Dina Carroll if it's this one you were on about:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPt2fuW3sYI

"I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" was originally done by Jimmy Boyd. There have been numerous cover versions including The Jackson Five.

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Post by Beer Wed 14 Dec 2011, 8:09 pm

Dyrewolfe, was it Vanessa Williams?

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Post by liverbnz Thu 15 Dec 2011, 1:03 pm

Best:
The Pogues and yer woman - Fairytale of New York
Darkness - Christmas Time

Worst:
Mike Oldfield - In Dulci Jubilo (Creeps me out)

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Post by dyrewolfe Mon 19 Dec 2011, 4:05 pm

King Beer wrote:Dyrewolfe, was it Vanessa Williams?

I've no idea. I think Cari may have got it with Dina Carroll...she tends to know that kind of stuff. Wink

And since this tends not to get played much (as far as I know) here's Chris de Burgh's offering:

Chris de Burgh - A Spaceman Came Travelling
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Post by JPX Mon 19 Dec 2011, 4:21 pm

Not keen on any, but worst have to be.....

John & Yoko - Merry Christmas (War Is Over) - most depressing song ever

East 17 - Stay Now - Idiots the lot of em

The Pogues and yer woman - Fairytale of New York - hate it, hate it, hat

The Darkness - Don't Let The Bells End - just because I misquoted it as Don't Let the Bell Ends at our work Xmas do a few years ago, to the amusement of said colleagues! Erm

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Post by Cari Mon 19 Dec 2011, 7:02 pm

This is quite amusing for Christmas...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPekxA8bScs

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Post by Adam D Mon 19 Dec 2011, 9:29 pm

I love Fairytale of New york (who doesnt) but also like the following:

The Power of Love by Frankie GTH
Thank God its Xmas by Queen
When a Child is Born by Johnny Mathis

And I am not sure if its a Xmas song but it always makes me feel Xmasy:

Keeping the dream alive by Freiheit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9aYrHzEW-w

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Post by Breadvan Mon 19 Dec 2011, 11:11 pm

For me
Best:
Greg lake- I believe in father Christmas
John & Yoko- merry Xmas (war is over)
Slade
Bo selecta. Especially the beginning with Mathew Wright and John Leslie laughing
Pogues

Worst:
Band Aid 2. They had Big fun in it ffs!
Mariah Carey
Last Christmas
Any Cliff effort!
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Post by Cari Tue 20 Dec 2011, 8:17 pm

Adam - I really like that song by Freiheit! It's on the soundtrack to Say Anything (a great '80s film!). Smile

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Post by dyrewolfe Wed 21 Dec 2011, 3:39 pm

Can't believe no-one's put this down yet...another of my favourites:

Jona Lewie - Stop the Cavalry


And going on the list of Christmas songs I can't stand is Winter's Tale by David Essex.
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Post by Adam D Thu 22 Dec 2011, 11:49 am

Cari wrote:Adam - I really like that song by Freiheit! It's on the soundtrack to Say Anything (a great '80s film!). Smile

Now you are talking - 80's John Cusack Films! One of my fave comedies of all time is a film called "Better off Dead"

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Post by Gregers Thu 22 Dec 2011, 12:16 pm

Any of the 6 killers ones, this years inparticular is brilliant

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Post by Josiah Maiestas Thu 22 Dec 2011, 12:45 pm

Bing Crosby version of White Christmas....

Worst...

Goldie looking chain= you'll never be alone
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Post by Enforcer Thu 22 Dec 2011, 2:43 pm

Best - Must Be Santa by Bob Dylan. In fact his whole Christmas album is fantastic...if very creepy!

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Post by dyrewolfe Fri 23 Dec 2011, 11:48 pm

Il Gialloblu wrote:The Power of Love - FGTH Cry Christmas Songs - Your Favourite and Worst... 3513163098


Since when was that a Christmas song?
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Post by Cari Sat 24 Dec 2011, 9:59 am

Dyre - The Power of Love was released in November 1984 and although it was pipped to the Christmas number one spot by Band Aid, due to the timing of the release, they had a nativity themed video for the song. The band also recorded a Christmas message for the single's B side. I think its message of love also fits in with the traditional symbolism of Christmas and the nativity etc, so it's just endured as a Christmas song ever since.

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