Happy Xmas (War Is Over) - John Lennon
Happy Xmas (War Is Over) - John Lennon
Speaking of Christmas songs:
Asobi Seksu's Xmas record is limited to only 300 copies! Ouch!
James Chance - Christmas With Satan
Fear - Fuck Christmas
i've never seen the movie, but judy garland singing "have yourself a merry little christmas" is the best. i tend to be more partial to songs in my range, lol, but also i always liked it because it wasn't 100% cheery. it was kind of about coming together and just wishing for the best for the future, but also remember to enjoy being wherever you are now.
Are You Coming Over for Christmas - Belle and Sebastian
"The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year"
I loved when it was used in JINGLE ALL THE WAY when everyones trying to get a lottery ball :D
And it's been one of my faves every since.
And of course, "All I Want For Christmas Is To Get Crunk".
Tune to your local hip hop station sometime this season and I'm sure you'll hear it.
Merry Christmas, Baby (Please come home)
Sung by Darlene Love. Produced by Phil Spector.
Thanks for Christmas by The Three Wise Men (XTC) is pretty good too.
isnt the best selling single of all time white christmas by bing crosby?
Nutrocker by Emerson, Lake and Palmer is all kinds of ridiculous. A prog version of the Nutcracker theme.
I claim authority on this subject, having worked in a toyshop at Christmas and heard every Christmas song on earth four hundred thousand times.
And for Christ's sake, there is only one answer, and that's Fairy Tale of New York.
Christmas, without that song, would not be Christmas for me. No Yuletide is complete without a bit of hopeless dirty loser love. Hard to find an uncensored version of it.
It's the "I could have been someone! / Well so could anyone..." line that always gets me.
RIP Kirsty MacColl.
Either "Christmastime is Here" by Vince Guaraldi (A Charlie Brown Christmas) or "Welcome Christmas" from How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
Really? With all the Outkast fans here nobody posted this yet? I guess it's not technically a Christmas song but still ...
I think I said this last year, but that slade song is clearly the best.
I actually like the John Lennon song more, but I always thought the war reference really detracted from it...
Far more depressing than the subject matter of the song - a junkie and a drunk who've ruined each other's lives - was the awful popstar cover of it a while back, with all the offensive words swapped out.
Originally Posted by "The Pogues"
I hate the phrase "Political Correctness gone mad!", and that's not what it was, it was just a really cynical way of trying to polish the edge off a song that only works because of the damn edge in the first place.Quote:
Originally Posted by "Ronan Keating"
You, Ronan Keating, are no Shane McGowan.
Merry Mixmas 2008 is now available.
Here's the tracklist:
Nat King Cole - Toyland
Soul Saints Orchestra - Santa's Got a Bag of Soul
Liz Phair - Winter Wonderland
African Christmas - White Christmas
Joy Electric - Here We Come a Wassailing
The Torero Band - The Holly and the Ivy
The Four Seasons - Jungle Bells
The Sixth Great Lake - Always After Christmas Boring
Rotary Connection - Silent Night Chant
Jewish Christmas - Jingle Bells
Binky Griptite - Stoned Soul Christmas
Casey James & the Staypuft Kid - St. Nick of Bloomingdale's
Hoodoo Gurus - Little Drummer Boy (Up the Khyber)
Irwin the Disco Duck - Donde Esta Santa Claus
Gene Autry - 32 Feet and 8 Little Tails
E-Money - Christmas Crunk
8mm - Baby It's Cold Outside
Mikey Jarrett and Mikey General - Santa Claus is Black
Parenthetical Girls - Carol of the Season
Prince & the Revolution - Another Lonely Christmas
Cold Chillin Juice Crew - Cold Chillin Christmas
Drunken Boat - Blue X-mas (To Whom it May Concern)
Stephen Colbert - Another Christmas Song
Billy Paul Williams feat. Nicole Henry - Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Martin Mull - Santafly
Boxcar Willie - Hee Haw Honey
Hawaiian Slack Key Orchestra - Auld Lang Syne
You can download it at www.djriko.com.
...cuz it ain't Christmas without Nat King Cole!
Most of my favorites have been mentioned... but I also like
Lou Monte - Dominic the Italian Christmas Donkey
Jon Bon Jovi and the Intergalactic Droid Choir - R2-D2 We Wish You a Merry Christmas
as far as Christmas novelty songs go
this whole blah damn album is excellent, it's been my favorite christmas album since i was a little kid:
additional xmas songs i love are:
john lennon & the plastic ono band - happy xmas (war is over) [the polyphonic spree version is nice too]
radiohead - white christmas
spike jones & his city slickers - all i want for christmas is my two front teeth
I love old school Christmas music, things I remember from when I was a tiny little kid(most of them are from before I was born, but so what) Rat Pack, Johnny Mathis, Nat King Cole...
I can never get into most contemporary Christmas music...
although Sarah Brightman singing anything is gorgeous